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Mulcair River Salmon Fishing

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ESB Fisheries, Ardnacrusha, Clare, Republic of Ireland

The Mulcair River rises north of Tipperary Town and flows in a north westerly direction to join the Shannon at Annacotty, County Limerick. It is primarily a grilse river with a fair run of spring salmon averaging 10 lbs.

The Mulcair River is a spate river, subject to sudden variations in water levels. This fishery comprises approximately 32 kms of fishable water which includes its tributary the Newport River. Access is good with roads running parallel to both banks.

The spring salmon fishing peaks in April and the grilse appear around the end of May. There is first class grilse fishing from mid-June through to September, when water levels permit. It is popular both as a fly and spinning river and fishing is from the banks or by wading. This river is the equivalent of association water and there are no beats. It is heavily fished during the peak season. It is estimated to produce about 2,000 fish to rod and line every season. Season, 1st March to 30th September. Trout fishing is also available on the Mulcair system primarily in the Newport River between Bunkey and Ballymackeogh.