From the one that got away, to the catch of a lifetime, a most memorable experience is to be had by all when fishing in the rivers and lakes of Kerry. Anglers will delight in the wonderful salmon and trout fishing here, the main fishing locations include Caragh Lake, the Caragh River and Lough Acoose. Boats can be hired for fishing on Caragh Lake.
Towards Killarney, Lough Leane (the lower lake) is the largest body of fresh water in the region, draining into the river Laune. It always has a large stock of Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Perch and Eel, Tench, Char and fresh water herring. Muckross Lake (the middle lake) has excellent Salmon and Brown Trout. On the eastern side of Killarney lies Lough Guitane, with its large stock of Salmon, Brown Trout and Eel.
Back to the local area, and Caragh Lake gets a good run of Salmon and Grilse every year. The lake has a huge amount of wild Brown Trout and some Char, along with lovely Sea Trout.
The Laune river is 14 miles long and it drains the lakes of Killarney, through the town of Killorglin and into the sea. The best early season fishing is at the mouth of Lough Leane. The remainder of the river is very good from early May. The fishing is excellent for the whole summer and a lot of big fish are caught on the fly in the month of September.
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