Doonbeg River salmon and sea trout

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Shannon Regional Fisheries BoardAshbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Doonbeg River is a great salmon and sea trout river in County Claire. It rises in Lissycasey and flows westwards through Cooraclare and Doonbeg to the sea. It gets a small run of spring salmon and a fair run of grilse and sea trout from June.

Doonbeg River is one of the better salmon and sea trout rivers in County Clare. The early running seatrout can range from 2 to 5 lbs and large numbers of finnock enter the stream from July.
Expect to meet a grilse anywhere but the best of the sea trout fishing is in the middle to upper reaches, from Clooncullin up to Derrycrossaun Bridge, Goulbourne Bridge and up as far as Ballyduneen.

Fishing is from 1st March until 30th September.