Little Brosna and Camcor Rivers Brown Trout and Salmon
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Shannon Regional Fisheries Board, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
The Little Brosna and its tributaries the Camcor and the Bunow Rivers rise in the districts around Roscrea in County Tipperary. The Little Brosna flows in a north westerly direction past the town of Birr and joins the River Shannon at Meelick.
The Little Brosna, County Tipperary is a noted brown trout fishery and holds good stocks of salmon in the summertime in its lower reaches. The average size of the trout is ½ lb. with some up to 3 lbs. It has all the fly hatches one associates with a limestone river including Mayfly. The best of the salmon fishing is from Riverstown downstream for approximately 16 kms to where the Little Brosna joins the Shannon at Meelick. The average catch per season is 150 fish.
The Camcor River rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and joins the Little Brosna at Birr. This is a spate river and the indigenous trout stocks are small but from mid-June it gets a run of large lake trout from Lough Derg They usually range in weight from 1½ lbs to 5½ lbs. They are mainly fished for at night in the stretch between Syngefield Bridge and the Ked Bridge using similar tactics to night fishing for sea trout. Access to both these rivers is good, mainly from the bridges, and the banks are well serviced with stiles and foot bridges.
Restriction: Trout fishing is not permitted upstream of Miltown Bridge in the interest of conservation and the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board Permit does not confer a right to fish those stretches of the Little Brosna and Camcor River which flow through Birr Castle Demesne.