River Shannon - Shannonbridge to Limerick City

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Shannon Regional Fisheries Board, Ashbourne Business ParkDock Road, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

The Upper River starts in the Cuilcagh Mountains, and extends down to the ancient village of Shannonbridge. From Shannonbridge to the sea in County Limerick is known as the Lower Shannon and it is here that most of the salmon fishing is to be found.

The Shannon is the largest river in Ireland, and is 386km long from its source at the Shannon Pot in the foothills of the Cuilcagh Mountains in County Cavan to its estuary below Limerick City. It has great stocks of a wide variety of fish including salmon, brown trout, bream, tench, rudd, roach, hybrids, eels, pike and perch.

The Shannon Region owes its name to this mighty river which flows through the heart of the area from Shannonbridge at its mid-section to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary.