Fishing & Sea Angling
Meath offers a great variety of waters. The River Boyne and it's tributaries will keep the game angler occupied while the coastline between Laytown and Clogherhead will hold the interest of all sea anglers.
The River Boyne
The River Boyne and its tributaries comprise nearly 330 miles of river channel which drain an area of approximately 1,000 sq. miles. This river is one of the countries premium wild brown trout angling waters offering superb fishing to the visiting angler. The River Boyne rises near Newberry Hall in Co. Kildare and meanders its way in a north easterly direction for seventy miles through counties Offaly, Meath and Louth before entering the Irish Sea below the historic town of Drogheda, between the townlands of Mornington and Baltray. It is good trout fishing in the Trim area at Newtown and Tribley. Fishing can be good early in the season depending on weather and water conditions but the best of the fishing is from mid May to mid September. Fishing generally takes place from March to September but most Angling Associations have different opening and closing dates. Anglers should enquire locally before fishing. Anglers wishing to fish for wild brown trout on the river Boyne must have the necessary permission and permit from the local Angling Association before fishing.
Season - February/March to September
From Lough Ramour to Mapes Bridge: Trout and salmon fishing permits €15 approx per day
Boyne River - Navan: Trout fishing permits €15 per day. Salmon fishing permits €25 per day
Upper Boyne - Navan: Trout or salmon €10 per day
Permits available from Clarke's Sports Den
39 Trimgate Street, Navan
Telephone (+353) 046 902 1130.
Stillwater rainbow trout fishery
Telephone: (+353) 01 824 0197
Dunshaughlin, County Meath
10 minutes from M50 Motorway.
For more information on Sea Angling in Ireland please see this brochure or visit www.fishinginireland.info