Ireland is the perfect destination for fishing aficionados as it has all kinds of river and water bodies available for fishing all year round. However, most people choose the fishing season according to their interest of fish species. If you are on a hunt for Carp, Trout, Salmon, Char or Pike, look for Irish trout lakes or large limestone lakes. It is advisable to fish for Salmon and Trout from January until September. After the onset of winters, it can only be found for fishing in rare conditions with special techniques as the fishes go really deep in the water. Brown trout anglers can have a pretty difficult time as they have to wait for winter to pass before they can go back to fishing. St. Patrick’s Day is considered the end of this winter turmoils for many anglers. April is the most preferable month to get back to fishing once the winter phase is over.
Sea angling is huge in Ireland and it is rightly the world’s top sea angling destination. Sea fishing is available all year round and sea anglers can fish for Bass, Ray, Flounder, Pike or Dogfish pretty much all the time. Wild salmons are better caught from the beginning of the February to mid October.
It is important to note that fishing for pike with live bait is illegal in Ireland. Knowing the laws of the country can be important when fishing.
Overall, the weather is mostly perfect to indulge in saltwater fly fishing. However, if you are a beginner, sea fishing can be challenging in the winters as it involves wind storms, low temperature with rain, and big waves. It always works in your favor to speak to the locals in the area you plan to fish in and discuss the essentials like tackle and clothing. Ireland is quite a treat that way!