Castleconnell is a scenic village on the banks of the River Shannon, some 11 km from Limerick city and within a few minutes walk of the boundaries with counties Clare and
Tipperary. Known for its fishing - both coarse and sport - it has a history as a fishing destination stretching back into the 19th century. The main catch was salmon and trout. Castleconnell was also home to the world famous Fly Fisherman John Enright. He also designed world famous fishing rods that were apparently a favourite of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Tourist Information Point for Castleconnell, all information relevant to fishing, fishing equipment, guides, accommodation, fly casting tuition, fly tying and juvenile tuition. All fishing equipment supplied.
The Fishery is about 4.5 miles long comprising 6 beats, each permitting 4 rods per beat. Each beat has up to six or more pools. The Fishery operates from sunrise to sunset seven days a week from February 1st to end of season September 30th.
This is an important spring fishery which can provide good fishing from mid March to mid May. On a good year up to 200 spring salmon can be taken here averaging about 10-12lbs. From mid May to mid July the grilse run predominates. Fishing tends to get slack in August. In September fish usually become active again on their way to spawn and can produce some lively fishing in suitable conditions.
First time visitors to Castleconnell fishery are given a free guided tour where pools and best methods etc are explained. Guides or 'Ghillies' as they are locally known are provided on request at a reasonable additional charge. Castleconnell Salmon Fishery is one of the most prestigious Salmon Fisheries in Ireland, located on the Shannon just 11 kms upriver of Limerick City and tidal water. It is approximately forty-five minutes drive from Shannon Airport.
Guerins Bar is known the have the best pint of Guinness in the world.
If you wish to purchase a licence, rent a beat, rod or buy any equipment, please contact Paddy Guerin on 0872922413 or 061 377407