Fishing in Killaloe

The scenic villages of Killaloe and Ballina are divided by the River Shannon at the southern end of the mighty 32,000 acre Lough Derg. These villages are 25 kms from Limerick City and approximately 50 kms from Shannon Airport. Killaloe is a well established Pike and Coarse Angling Centre with all supporting services available to the visitor.

Where to fish?

There are many hidden waters, remote shores and island swims on the southern end of Lough Derg where exceptional bream fishing can be had for those more adventurous anglers. Beware these are open shores, are very rocky and should be avoided during adverse weather conditions in the interest of your own safety. TJ O’Brien – TJ’s Angling centre arranges trips and offers support to anglers visiting this part of the region. Always check the weather forecast.

There are shore facilities and fishing stands at Twomilegate nearby for those who are not happy moving by boat and are suitable for disabled anglers. Killaloe is also a good base for those interested in fishing the EAST CLARE LAKES. Other neighbouring angling centres include O’BRIENSBRIDGE on the River Shannon and MOUNTSHANNON and SCARIFF on Lough Derg’s western shores

Boat Hire on Lough Derg

There are plenty of boats for hire in Killaloe, Mountshannon and Portumna. These boats will be equipped with life jackets as the wearing of life jackets is mandatory on Irish waterways. Other equipment, such as landing nets can often be hired along with the boats. Local guide services can usually be hired for half a day or a full day in many of the towns and villages around the lake. These local guides have extensive knowledge of the best fishing spots on the lake.