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National Catch Restrictions for 2021*


Click here to view the full IFI regulations for 2021.

Jan 1st - May 11th  -  1 fish per day**
May 12th - Aug 31st  -  3 fish per day
Sep 1st - Sep 30th  -  1 fish per day

Only fly rods and spinners are permitted on the Gairha beat.
Live bait and prawns are prohibited***

*Per rod.
**Subject to a total of 3 fish during this period.
The total season bag limit is 10 fish per angler.
*** 'Live Bait' includes shrimping and worming (dead or alive)
these are absolutely F O R B I D D E N.


National Licences & local permits

Angling in Ireland is regulated by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), a State body established in July 2010. Anglers are legally required to be in possession of a licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. Licences can be purchased from a number of sources, including fishing tackle shops, IFI offices and some fisheries. Alternatively you can purchase a licence on-line here. A licence does not confer the right to fish; a fishing permit is also required and must be separately obtained from us. Please click on the Rates tab, above, to view our daily and weekly rates for a permit to fish the Gairha beat.