River Dodder

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Dodder Anglers Club, 82 Braemor Road, Churchtown, Dublin,
Mr Redmond O Hanlon
T: +353(0)12982112

The Dodder flows through the south west of Dublin County and then into the city at Donnybrook, through to Ringsend where it flows into the Liffey. It holds a good stock of brown trout, both stocked and wildof up to 1lb, also the odd sea trout.

The River Dodder rises on the northern slopes of Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains, and is formed from several streams. The headwaters flow from Kippure Ridge, and include, and are often mapped solely as, Tromanallison (Allison's Brook), which is then joined by Mareen's Brook, including the Cataract of the Brown Rowan, and then the combined flow meeting the Cot and Slade Brooks.

Along the River Dodder there are about seven or eight miles of brown trout fishing from Firhouse down to Ballsbridge. A state licence is needed for sea trout.

Access is reasonably good, with public parklands on both banks. The Dodder Anglers' Club has a special interest in the river and has a policy of making visitors welcome for a day's fishing.