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Angling & Fishing in Louth

Sea Fishing

Carlingford Lough

Catch: Pollock, Mackerel, Wrasse, Dogfish and Codding.
Location: Carlingford Lough Quay situated in the town of Carlingford North East of Louth. Off pier fishing and deep sea fishing great potential for a great days fishing well worth visiting and a charter boat situated in the Lough for small or large groups of fisherman.

Clogher Head

Catch: Pollack, Mackerel, Sea, Trout, Wrasse, Coal Fish, Pad, Dog Fish.
Location: Clogherhead Bay can be found on the mid coast of Louth. All types of Fishing can be done here with deep sea fishing and you can also fish from the Pier a very popular location.  Season: Best season to fish is May to September but you can fish all year round.

Dundalk Bay

Catch: Spur dog, ray and flatfish for boat anglers off north shore. Quay fishing from Gyles Quay at high water for flatfish and dogfish; the quay on Castletown River south bank, mullet in summer. 8m south at Glyde and Dee junction, spinning from southern breakwater for bass, mackerel, occasional sea trout.

Game Fishing:

The River Boyne

The Boyne rises near Edenderry, near Offaly and flows in a north-easterly direction for 70 miles before entering the Irish Sea at Drogheda. This is one of Ireland's premier game fisheries.

The River Dee

The River Dee is highly regarded as a Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon Fishery. It is one of few rivers in Ireland where three Sea winter fish, 20-35lb in weight are still recorded.

The River Fane

In its upper reaches the River Fane, which is 38 miles long, straddles the border counties of Monaghan and Armagh. The River flows in a SE direction to discharge its waters to the sea at Dundalk bay. 

The River Glyde

The River Glyde rises in Co Cavan NE of the town of Bailieborough, and flows east for 35 miles before joining the River Dee a mile above Annagassan. Once again salmon and sea trout is your main quarry.

Course Fishing:

Mentrim Lakes

You will find good car parking facilities at the bottom of this lane. The bigger lake that covers approximately 4 hectares has been developed to a high standard and there are a number of fishing stands located on the eastern and western shores and generally bank side access is good. This lake is quite deep with depths to 5m. with the southern end of the lake being the shallowest.
The lake holds good stocks of bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, tench, perch, pike and eels with bream and hybrids to specimen size, (7.5lbs and 3lbs respectively). Feeder and slider methods can produce good results from this venue.


Permits are available for the Dee, Fane, Glyde and Castletown rivers. 
Please note: permit prices are set by the angling associations and are reviewed annually.  To purchase a permit, contact any of the following;
The Bicycle Doctor, 98 Bridge Street, Dundalk
Tel: +353 (0) 42 9327033
Hugh O’Neill Sports, Castle Street, Ardee
Tel: +353 (0) 41 6853268
Drogheda Angling Centre, The Fairgreen, Drogheda
Tel: +353 (0) 41 9845442
Weldon Brithers, Spiddal, Nobber, Co. Meath
Tel: +353 (0) 46 9052105

Contact Details:

Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association

For more details visit www.dundalksalmonanglers.com or e-mail info@dundalksalmonanglers.com      

Dundalk & District Brown Trout Anglers Association

For more details visit www.browntroutanglers.com or e-mail browntroutanglers@gmail.com