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Fishing in Ireland
Game Fishing in Ireland

Game Fishing in Ireland

Exceptional fly fishing for trout and salmon.

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Angler fly fishing on a river in Ireland/
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Anglers World Holidays offer carefully chosen top game fishing locations in Ireland. Ireland has excellent clean, clear rivers and lakes particularly in the Central and Northwest regions. Lough Sheelin is one of Ireland's top wild brown trout loughs fishing well from late May to September.

The Rivers Mourne, Strule and Derg in the Northwest provides excellent salmon fishing. The Strule is a spring/early summer spate river. The Mourne fishes best from June to early October.

Getting to Ireland - The car ferries sail several times a day from the ports of Pembroke, Fishguard, Holyhead, Liverpool (Birkenhead) and the southern ports of Scotland - they remain the most popular because you can simply load the car with everything and head off. Flying is certainly for the birds when it comes to fishing. The huge penalties imposed by the so called 'low cost' airlines for extra luggage are unbelievably high and make it impossible to travel with luggage and coarse or sea angling kit.

Stena Line have the widest choice of routes, sailing from Holyhead, Fishguard, and Cairnryan, with a variety of conventional ferries. Irish Ferries concentrate on sailings from Holyhead and Pembroke with conventional car ferries and a fast craft (Swift) from Holyhead to Dublin.

Stena Line now operates between Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast with huge vessels that carry a mix of freight and car passengers. En-suite cabins are included in the cost on night crossings. There is also a day-time ferry. Meals can be purchased on board.

In 2018 & 2019 the Irish Ferries Swift fast ferry was cancelled on many occasions. We would highly recommend that you book the conventional ferry which is very rarely cancelled. It takes extreme weather conditions before the conventional ferries are cancelled. The sailing time difference is only 75 minutes!

P&O Ferries sail twice daily from Liverpool to Dublin.

Please note ferry companies are carrying out increased security checks and we require all passengers full names and dates of birth in order to make a ferry booking. Vehicle details are also required (make, model, registration number, height and length of vehicle).

Travelling to Ireland

Passports: There is no requirement for Irish and British citizens to carry passports when travelling within the Common Travel Area. However, many air and sea carriers require some form of identification and some carriers regard a passport as the only valid identification. Immigration authorities may also require you to have valid official photo-identification, which shows your nationality.

Driving: UK visitors to Ireland - there is no reason that you will not be able to drive in Ireland with your existing driving licence. You will not be required to carry an International Driving Permit with you, just ensure to carry your UK driving licence with you.

Since 1 January 2021 a certificate called a ‘Green Card’ (which is issued by your UK insurer, and proves that the vehicle is insured) will be required for vehicles from the UK, including Northern Ireland.

Pets: Each pet travelling, or returning, from Great Britain to Ireland must be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. Dogs will require treatment for tapeworm by a vet 1 to 5 days before arrival in Ireland.
Pets must travel with a health certificate issued by a UK official vet. EU pet passports issued by Northern Ireland will remain valid but an EU pet passport that was issued in GB will not be valid for travel to the EU even it was issued before January 2021.

A health certificate is required before each entry into the EU. You should contact your vet as soon as possible prior to travel (at least one month) to arrange for your health certificate and relevant vaccinations.

Mobile phones: All operators must make customers well aware of any roaming charges they could incur. If you have any concerns or you wish to check, you should contact your provider directly.

Taking food into Ireland:
You cannot take the following food products with you:
• meat or products containing meat
• milk or dairy products (There are some exceptions, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, infant food, or pet food required for medical reasons).

You cannot take the following unless you pay to have them inspected before you leave and get a ‘phytosanitary certificate’:
• fresh fruit (apart from bananas, coconuts, dates, pineapples and durians)
• vegetables
• plants and plant products

Check out the following websites for further information:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ac159f-travelling-and-visiting

https://www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein  

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