Freshwater Angling

Lough Currane

This Lough is located beside Waterville, which is a 10 minute drive from Caherciveen. This is one of the best sea trout fisheries in the country and has excellent runs of fish from May to October. The fish are of better average size than most sea trout fisheries in Ireland, the average size being almost 1½ lbs. Lough Currane also holds some respectable brown trout and fish of ¾ lb are common enough. All of the lakes and rivers in this area are set in magnificent, rather severe mountain scenery. 

There are several highly experienced guides and ghillies around Cahersiveen, offering saltwater flyfishing for brown trout, sea trout and Salmon in Lough Currane and other local rivers and lakes, as well as superb bass flyfishing. Most ghillies and guides can cater for everyone from beginners looking for a day’s instruction in the basics of flyfishing up to competent anglers looking for tips or to perfect technique.

Inny River

The largest spate river is the Inny, which has excellent runs of salmon from June through to the end of September and fishes best on a falling spate. The spring salmon fishing is best from February to April.

QC’s source all their fish from their family business, Quinlan’s Kerry Fish. Quinlan’s was established in 1960 so for over 50 years we have been fishing the seas around Caherciveen. We have excellent knowledge of the fishing conditions and would love to share a few stories with you over a nice pint of Guinness in QC’s Bar!

For help planning your fishing holiday in Kerry please call 066-9472244 or email


Fishing in Caherciveen

Caherciveen is the perfect location for a relaxing fishing holiday. Stay at QC’s Townhouse and we can help you plan every aspect of your fishing trip. The boats depart from Caherciveen Marina which is only a four minute walk from QC’s and there is also ample parking for you to park your car. The Marina is a beautiful place to visit and is cleverly designed so you can access the fishing boats at any stage of the tide so fishing is available at all times of the day (weather dependent).

There are several types of fishing in the Caherciveen area.

Sea Angling

Bottom fishing

At anchor this method is best suited to catching Conger, Ling, Pouting, Ray, Skate, Dog fish, Bull Huss, and many more species.


This type of fishing is extremely good because you can fish for various types of species. You can fish for everything from Cod, Pollock, Whiting, Haddock, Pouting, Ling, Ballan wrasse, Cuckoo wrasse grey and Bluemouth, Red Gurnard, Coalfish and Mackerel. Deep sea angling season for most species is from April to the end of September.

Pollock Fishing

Pollock can normally be drifted for over specific grounds and areas. There are several methods including jigging, spinning, pirking, the use of shads and a slow retrieve method using a sand eel or a strip of mackerel. All of these methods are excellent sport using light tackle.

Blue Shark Fishing

The season for this is from July to September when the water temperature has risen. It is best suited to fishing four anglers on board, it can be a long slow day of waiting so be prepared but when the action starts it can be very exciting.

Fishing Grounds

The fishing grounds cover from the lighthouse on Valentia, up east into Kells Bay, North of Valentia along the back of the island down to Bray Head at the end of the island and on the Skelligs and the deep banks which are between 3 and 10 miles from the end of Valentia, or the famous and beautiful Blasket Islands. Operational area is on average 15-20 miles from individual operator’s point of departure.

You do not have to decide what type of fishing you would like to try immediately because it is possible to anchor for part of the day and drift the rest or you can fish all day at anchor or stay drifting all day. Sometimes the weather or the tide will dictate where you can fish or even if fishing is possible and for safety reasons the skipper’s decision is final.

Ring of Kerry, Caherciveen, County


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