The town of Cahir is built on the River Suir. The Suir is Europe's finest dry fly river for wild brown trout. It is the second longest river in Ireland being 115 miles long. Together with its tributaries it drains a total catchment area of 1,394 square miles. It is a wide river ranging from 25 - 35 metres in its middle sections.
To fish this river body waders are practically essential. The river has a fine gravel bed, which gives a solid base underfoot. This is a big river with a strong current and anglers should take due care when wading.
Fly tying specialist George McGrath of Cuileoga, The Square, Cahir can supply all your fishing tackle needs. He advises that good fishing is available 4 kms upstream and 4 kms downstream of the bridge in Cahir. Fishing for brown trout is fly only. George has extensive knowledge of the local rivers - All advice freely given.
Rules and Regulations:
Fly Fishing only – no spinning or bubbles allowed for trout
Size of trout 9 inches / 23 centimetres
Permits must be carried with all Anglers at all times, as waterkeepers will be on duty at the river
Respect to be shown on all landowners’ property i.e. keeping gates closed and courtesy shown to other Anglers.
Permits are available at all times from The Heritage Shop, 1, The Square, Cahir beside Irwin’s Pub Proprietors: Patrick and Karen O’Donovan – Tel: 052-42730
Fishing permits can be obtained at The Heritage from 7am to 11 pm Monday to Sunday
Permits cost €20 per day and €75 per week
Permits must be carried with all Anglers at all times and you are requested to co-operate fully with waterkeepers.
Anglers may fish.
From Suirville to Ballycarron Bridge
From Ballycarron Convent to Aherlow Point
From Swiss Cottage to Carrigatha – right and left bank
Also Cappagh Gates on The Aherlow River to The Meetings
Wishing all our visiting Anglers tight lines and most of all we wish our visitors an enjoyable stay.