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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ireland, new years, help!

I'm heading to Ireland for a few days at the start of January. Dublin for a few days and then in the Galway area for a bit. I won't have any gear, and basically don't have a clue. But, I do have permission from my wife!

any help is appreciated. Even a shop to spend some money in would be helpful!


thanks!

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Brent,

The River Drowes opens on Jan 1. It's about 3 hours away past Sligo closer to Donegal. Cheap rates when compared to the Moy, Galway weir, etc. Drowes is the only river open that early.

If you don't wish to fish a drive to Ballina and look at the Moy and it's Ridge Pool and CathedrAl pools might be interesting. Ballina Angling Centre is a nice shop where they have a fine selection of locally tied Irish Shrimp flies. The town itself is nice as well.

Pm me if you want more info.

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thanks Preston!

I'll send you a PM.

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Hi , January is still a bit early for Atlantic Salmon fishing in Ireland but the Drowes in County Leitrim is the most famous and has produced a salmon on opening day 1st January the last few years. Mid February would see the catches improving, not easy fishing by any means!! Great scenery though and a great day out

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thanks Skyhook,
it's now looking like fishing may be a bit of stretch. I think I'd put my in laws out if I tried to do this. maybe that will change but I doubt it!

I'll just have to dream about steelhead until I get home and can molest some winter fish.

thanks again!

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No worries Hard to keep everybody happy! Look up the Irish Fisheries website IFI and you will get loads of information for reference if traveling about.
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