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Fishing Breaks

The River Suir rises in the Devil's Bit near Money gall in Co. Tipperary & flows in a southerly direction past Templemore, through Thurles & Cahir to the boundary between counties Tipperary & Waterford.

Babbling stream, gently flowing river or broad lake: game or coarse, novice or expert: no matter what kind of angler you are, nor what stretch of water you most love to cast a line over, Tipperary has it all. Thanks to its ideal habitat the Suir is plentiful with trout & salmon, it is renowned as a dry fly fishing location & its excellent access makes it a favourite with anglers.

The best of the salmon fishing extends downstream from Ardfinnan towards Carrick on Suir. The Suir mainly gets a run of grilse & summer fish, and the two best fishing months are June & September. Downstream of Clonmel the Suir is broad & deep with productive shallow glides. From Clonmel to Kilsheelan it holds good stocks of trout.

Fishing Guides & Instructors:

Cahir and District Anglers’ Association contact:

Kevin Rowe

PRO Cahir and District Anglers’ Association

Reiska Road, Cahir, Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-7442729  Mob: 087-6409271


Gerry O’Brien

Hon. Secretary Cahir and District Anglers’ Association

Tel: 052-7442684

Paul Burke (087 6452827) and Kevin Rowe (087 6409271) are local angling guides.


Fishing permits for the Cahir area are available from 7am to 11pm at The Heritage Shop, 1, The Square, Cahir. Contact Patrick and Karen O’Donovan – Tel: 052-7442730. These permits cost €20 per day or €75 per week.