Ireland has so many fishing options for beginners to professionals and often described as an anglers dream. The lakes, Rivers and canals are peaceful and yet brimming with fish all year round.

Banagher is home to the Coarse Angling Centre, which holds annual competitions between April and May.

Much of Ireland’s inland waterways are literally crawling with species, and there are so few anglers about that at times it feels like you’ve been transported to some kind of eternal fishing paradise.

Fishing is free on most of the Inland waterways however a permit is required for the River Suck. This can be bought online or from the local fishing tackle shop. 

For more information on fishing destinations, types of fish in Ireland or boat hire etc, head over to Angling Ireland.


Our Activities Guide


Get to explore all that the inland waterways has to offer by kayaking either on the River Shannon, along the Canals or one of the many beautiful lakes.

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Open water swimming has exploded in Ireland in recent years. It’s a great way to build fitness while adding a dash of adventure to the mix.

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Blueways are a network of multi-activity recreational trails, based on or alongside the inland waterways of Ireland.

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Cycle from your boat to the nearest shop or restaurant, mountain bike on forest tracks or experience idyllic sections of the Blueway & Greenway cycling routes; these all form part of the waterside biking experience.

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The walking routes around Ireland’s waterways are nothing short of spectacular. Taking you into the heart of her most unspoilt landscape.

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Ireland’s Greenways link places of interest, recreation and leisure in areas with beautiful scenery of different types.

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Golfing in Ireland has become a popular attraction to many visitors. There’s no better way to explore some of Ireland’s best golf courses than by taking a cruise on the River Shannon and spending quality time on the greens.

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Water Sports

The combination of physical activity and being in nature is recognized as providing a range of significant benefits. 

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Heritage & Culture

The River Shannon is the country’s supreme waterway, known and traveled for thousands of years linked to every stage of Ireland’s history and development.

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