Fly Fishing Ireland's Limestone Streams

December 30, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Peter O’Reilly, author of Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland, describes the advantages (easy access) and disadvantages (dredging) of fishing Ireland. “Well over 30 years ago I fished a river that was to have a lasting impact on my fishing life. The river was the Suir in County Tipperary and it made such an impression that since then hardly a year has passed when I have not gone to Ireland to fish for wild brown trout on its limestone rivers. The Suir is a big and famous trout stream, but increasingly over the years I have turned my attention to the smaller and less well known rivers which are to be found right across the Irish limestone plain.” On WildTrout.org.