County Wicklow offers wonderful opportunities for both the sea and game angler.

Wild Brown Trout are plentiful in the rivers and streams that flow off the Wicklow mountains, with Sea Trout (subject to local bye-laws) available in season. Bass and Smooth Hound are the key species for the sea angler to target when shore fishing, with Tope plentiful off venues such as Greystones, Wicklow town, and Arklow, during the summer months. Through the winter from November onwards Blessington Lake in west Wicklow can deliver superb Pike fishing, with many double figure fish caught annually.

There are also a number of Rainbow Trout fisheries in the county, at Annamoe near Glendalough, Aughrim, Rathcon near Baltinglass in west Wicklow, and Tinnehinch close to Enniskerry. These fisheries offer great angling all year round for Rainbow Trout in beautiful and varied settings. Brown Trout fishing is free, although certain club waters do require a day ticket.

All anglers need to hold a state licence if fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout. State licences can be purchased through local tackle shops or directly from the Fisheries Board.

[Source: Wicklow County Tourism]

Fishing, Co Wicklow