Fishing in Ireland

River Suck permits abolished

River Suck permits are to be abolished

In the challenging times we are living in it it nice to pass on some good news to fellow anglers. The permit system which had been in place for the river Suck and it’s tributaries has been abolished. This is a positive step as the €45 cost of the permit was a deterrent to anglers from fishing in the area. I understand there is also works planned to improve access to various parts of the system to further enhance the angling opportunities. Here is what Roscommon County Councillor, Anthony Waldron had to say:

The Suck is a major tributary of the Shannon and a much under-rated fishery. Access to date has been very limited unless you had access to a boat. The river, which is about 100 miles long, is largely wide, deep and slow moving making in just about perfect for coarse fish. Pike are very common and grow to over thirty pounds.

I will be down that way next season to try my luck on a couple of the lakes and will report back on them on this blog.