Ireland’s rivers have been fished by salmon enthusiasts for almost as long as those in Scotland and are considered by some to be the home of salmon fishing itself.
With a season that stretches from New Year's Day through until the middle of October, it is possible to catch a salmon here long after most other rivers are closed.
The joy of Ireland is that, regardless of conditions, there is always somewhere to fish, from the spate rivers of Kerry to the Shannon and a plethora of others besides. In the shadows of the west coast mountains the loughs of Corrib, Mask and Caragh are known for prolific hatches of mayfly and the voracious brown trout that gorge on them.
Ireland has it all: wonderful scenery, superb hospitality, famous trout fishing and some of the finest salmon fishing in Europe, it is no wonder that it is such a popular choice for so many.