Fishing on the
Lower River Shannon
Fishing (Bream, Hybrids, Tench, Rudd, Roach, Eels, Carp)
The East Clare
Lakes, Lough Derg and the River Shannon offers a huge body
of water and fishing hot spots ranging from small lakes in
the East Clare Lakelands District to larger and more
challenging waters of the main Shannon. These waters are but
a 'stones throw' from Millbank. The Shannon Regional
Fisheries Board provide extensive information and even rate
angling according to your target species. See
www.shannon-fishery-board.ie/sitemap-coarse.htm to be
directed to the many angling centres in the Lower Shannon
area, where you can follow the links to seek all the info
you need on the various waters.
Lough Derg on
the Shannon is renowned for it's stock of pike, the record
being 90lbs caught with a rod and line. It is rated one of
Ireland's top waters for specimen pike (30lbs+) with a very
good stock of moderate fish. There are many smaller lakes
nearby that offer good pike fishing. Boats and guides are
arranged at Millbank. The Pike season is open all year
We offer Sea
Fishing from Kilrush marina, which is an hour and a half
drive from Millbank, where you will have the opportunity to
catch Tope, Pollock, Conger Eel, Blue Shark and many other
specimens, in the Atlantic ocean, off the West coast of
Ireland. Shore angling is also available. For all the info
you need, please visit the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board
website to select suitable sea angling marks at
Mulcair River (Salmon & Trout)
The river Mulcair is one of Ireland's most
prolific Salmon spate rivers, which flows
through Millbank farm. It offers 20 miles of
good angling water with lots of character,
lively streams, and plenty of good pools where
Salmon can be caught right through the season.
From mid May to the end of September, annual rod
catches are estimated at 2,000 to 3,000 salmon
per year. This river fishes best after a
Another feature of the River Mulcair and its
Tributaries is the very good stock of brown
trout. On the upper stretches up to the Bilboa
River, Cappaghmore (fish to 28 cms) can be
caught. On the main river trout from 25 cms to
35 cms are frequently caught.
famous Castleconnell Salmon Fishery, the the Shannon river
is just 10 minutes drive from Millbank. It has eight private
positions, which are available as day tickets and should be
reserved in advance. Annual rod catches averages up to 800
salmon in a season.
The River Suir
is 40 minutes drive from Millbank - this is a limestone
river with good brown trout stocks (fly only). There are
many other lakes and rivers in the area where a good days
fishing for brownies is assured.
The river provides natural fishing for
both the beginner and experienced angler the river is
stocked regularly with wild brown trout varying in size from
one to twelve pounds .
The methods recommended are spinning with
barbless hooks or fly fishing, classes are run for fly
casting throughout the season.
supplementary pages on our website, where we have guide maps,
courtesy of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board and a
description of local fisheries for your further information.