Fishing in Graiguenamanagh
Game and Coarse fishing
Graiguenamanagh has been a centre for fishing right back to the establishment of Duiske Abbey in 1204 and in all likelihood, long before that. The Cistercian monks prized the salmon from the Barrow and also placed great store in the large stocks of Eel available in the river at that time.All along the river Barrow there are fantastic opportunities for angling. Fishermen cast their flies for trout and salmon, and coarse fisherman pit their wits against myriads of Bream, Roach, Dace, Perch and some big big Pike.
Why not come in May when the annual run of Twaite shad arrives in St. Mullins. The Barrow is one of the very few rivers in Ireland or Britain that gets this species. And numbers of Shad running have greatly increased in the last three years.
By the quay in Graiguenamanagh allows great access for the disabled to fish and there are also dedicated disabled fishing stands in St. Mullins, just a few miles downstream. At Waterside we can offer you a spot in our shed to dry gear and also a fridge there specifically for fishermen to store bait. There is fishing tackle available at Mick Doyle's Bar on Main St. Graiguenamanagh and we can offer angling advice on other spots to buy tackle, the best stands for coarse fishing, contact numbers for angling guides, etc.