The season opens on 17th January each year.
The run of the lower Caragh makes it an ideal fly fishing river. There is a lot of areas on the river deep enough for spinning and worm fishing also.
As the clarity of the water is so good the size of the fly is important. In low water conditions, size 10 or 12 is preferable, go smaller if unsure.
Most successful flies include:
Silver Stoat, Stoats Tail, Silver Doctor, Hairy Mary, Teal & Blue, Thunder & Lightning
There is a run of spring Salmon from early January with the peak in March/April depending on conditions.
Grilse arrive in May and increase in numbers throughout the season. Experienced fishermen believe the best periods on the Caragh range from April to July.
Average Size (Based on recent years catches):
- Spring Salmon = 10lb
- Grilse = 5lb
- Summer Salmon = 12lb
Caragh Bridge Angling Club Fishing times
Caragh Bridge Angling Club as part of the agreement with the Landlords are restricted to certain fishing times. (See History Page)
These time are the most attractive for fishing as they include fishing every evening and all day on Sundays.
These times are detailed on the right.