The Caragh River
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South Western Regional Fisheries Board, Sunnyside House, Macroom, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Caragh River is a well-known angling river that rises near the Boheeshil area south-west of Killorglin, County Kerry. The river joins Caragh Lake just before it enters the sea and is primarily a salmon spate river of good quality.
Much of the best of the salmon angling on Caragh River is controlled, and there is usually a good Spring run of fish. On the lower stretches of the river between Caragh Lake and the sea, good sea trout fishing is available in season; night fishing is recommended. On Caragh Lake boats and Ghillies (boatmen) are available for the Spring salmon run. Sea trout and brown trout are also available in the lake. Local enquiries will provide current details on the availability of day permits.
The spring fish run in February, March and April; the grilse begin running at the end of May and the sea trout run from mid-August.