The Lakes, rivers and streams in Clare are rich in salmon, brown trout and a wide variety of coarse fish, including pike, bream, tench and rudd, whilst the gentle waters of Galway Bay are a haven for sea angling.
Dotted with almost 40 lakes, the lakelands of East Clare have quality services and facilities for the angler whilst the unrivalled asset of Lough Derg and the Shannon waterway provide both game and coarse angling. Corofin is right at the heart of a lake-complex, which forms part of the Fergus headwaters and also offers excellent coarse and game fishing.
At O’Brien’s Bridge and on the Clare Lakes: Cullaun Lake, Ballycullinan Lake and Atedaun Lake. On the East Clare Lakes; Lough Graney, Clondorney Lake, Doon Lake, Lough Bridget, Cullaunaheeda, Lough Avoher, Finlough and Clonlea On the River Shannon and Lough Derg: Killaloe, Scariff and Mountshannon
On Lough Inchiquin, near Corofin and on the West Clare Lakes of Gortglass and Cloomsneachta
The following Rivers provide a challenge for game anglers in the North Tipperary area:- River Suir at Tempemore, Loughmore, Thurles, Holy Cross, Ballycamas; the Litter Brosna River at Roscrea; the Nenagh River at Nenagh, Ballycommon, Dromineer; the Allatrim River at Toomevara, Ballyfinboy, and the Ballinderry River. The Mulcair River and several small tributaries throughout the county have supplies of brown trout.
At Killaloe, Mountshannon and Scariff.
Portumna, O’Brien’s Bridge , Corofin, Ennis, Along the River Fergus System, Kildysart, Tulla, Broadford, Feakle, Killaloe, Mountshannon and Scarifff.
Boats can be chartered from: Kilrush Marina, Liscannor Bay, Miltown Malbay, Quilty and from many places along the Shannon Estuary including Killaloe, Portumna Mountshannon. One of the largest of the Shannon hire- cruiser enterprises is based at Doonbeg at the mouth of the Cooraclare or Doonbeg River, close to the beaches of Seafield, Lough Donnell and Quilty. All of these beaches provide good shore angling for pollock, bass and mackerel. Doolin is another good spot for shore angling.