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Our club controls fishing on around 15km of the AVONMORE, Co. Wicklow from Clara
Lara Funpark to the White Bridge below the ‘Meeting of the Waters’
The AVONMORE is a spate river rising from Lough Dan in the Wicklow Mountains, It’s
huge catchment includes the East Wicklow Mountains so it always carries good volumes
of water and more than enough after rain to allow migratory species up for spawning.
It joins forces with the AVONBEG to form the River AVOCA at the MEETING OF THE WATERS
and returns to the sea at ARKLOW on the east coast.
Avonmore is derived from the Irish Abhainn Mór meaning ‘Big River’, Avonbeg from
Abhainn Beag meaning ‘Little River’
‘Our’ River is renowned for large numbers of Brown Trout which take a good variety
of Dries, Wets and Nymphs. As a first class spawning river, the average size is not
big, but the numbers can be very high.
During early season, Salmon parr make a nuisance of themselves readily taking your
well presented fly.
The club encourages ‘catch & release’ and requests that fish, especially if undersize,
are carefully returned to the river.
2012 By Order of Inland Fisheries Ireland, the river is currently closed for fishing
for all Salmon and Sea Trout(over 40cm). All Salmon and Sea Trout must be immediately
returned unharmed to protect breeding stock.
There are many areas that can be comfortably bank fished, but wading gives anglers
access to some of the best fishing.
We would remind all anglers that wading can be dangerous. The river bed has many
large boulders and deep pools. Go with a friend if possible. During and after rain,
the river can rise very quickly.
NOT JUST FISHING
Walk the banks and see Kingfishers, Herons, and Dippers regularly on the river,
with Red Kites soaring overhead. Wild Pheasant can be heard calling from the woods.
Beware, Bats feed from twilight and will take a dangling fly if you are not paying
Deer, Badger, Rabbit, Hare and Fox can be seen if you walk quietly during early
mornings and evenings, and if you are lucky, you may catch sight of our thriving
population of Otters.
Photographs of the River are kindly loaned to us by
Christopher Bolton of Rathdrum
Our new dedicated phone number is
00353 (0) 83 118 0918
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