Lower Shannon and Mulcair Trout Fisheries – Adult Season Permit


Adult season permit for trout fishing on the ESB’s Lower Shannon and Mulcair Trout Fisheries
(18 and over – under 65)

Fishery area: ESB Fisheries. Fishery: Lower Shannon and Mulcair.
Available From: 01/03/2024. Available To: 30/09/2024.


Lower Shannon and Mulcair Trout Fisheries – Permit Rules

Trout fishing is permitted in the part of the River Shannon from the downstream face of the bridge in O’Briensbridge to Thomond Bridge in Limerick City, and the Mulcair River, excluding the Castleconnell Fishery (a separate permit is required to fish the Castleconnell Fishery)

  • Angling shall be with single rod and line only. The use of fixed spool reels is prohibited. •Use of live bait, spinners or prawn/shrimp as bait is prohibited at all times. •No worm fishing on the Mulcair.
  • On the Lower Shannon, fishing will be by single worm or artificial fly only.
  • Maximum size 10 hook for trout fly allowed. •Maximum size 8 hook for worm.
  • Bag limit of 3 trout per day applies – size limit 10 inches
  • Angling allowed only during daylight hours. •Angling from boats is prohibited
  • No electronic aids are permitted. •Possession or use of a gaff is prohibited
  • Angling prohibited between the Old Bridge and Annacottty Weir from June 1st
  • Angling is not permitted within 200 metres of Parteen Weir or any ESB dam
  • Angling prohibited on the Headrace and Tailrace of Ardnacrusha Generating Station. •The end of the Tailrace for Ardnacrusha Generating Station is marked by 2 stakes – angling is prohibited upstream of this point and for a distance of 20 metres downstream of this point.
  • This permit is issued subject to a full and proper return of the numbers of all fish caught and released to Inland Fisheries Ireland
  • This Permit will be revoked immediately from any angler found in possession of a salmon