Navan and District Angling
The River blackwater flows through Navan and offers a brown trout fishery and spring salmon.
The River Nanny flows east to the sea at Laytown, County Meath. It holds a small stock of wild trout and is stocked annually with brown trout. It also gets a small run of sea trout. The peak of the trout fishing is in May and June. There are three angling clubs on the river.
THE ENFIELD BLACKWATER rises north of Prosperous village in Co. Kildare and flows in a north westerly direction for (24.5 km) 16 miles past Johnstown Bridge and Longwood, before entering the River Boyne immediately below Inchamore Bridge. As with many of the tributaries of the Boyne this river has high banks in places but it has many fishable areas. This river has a good stock of wild brown trout ranging from ½lb to 1½lbs in weight. Longwood Angling Association controls fishing from Johnstown Bridge downstream and there is good fishing to its confluence with the Boyne.
Location: Co. Kildare and Co. Meath. The main towns and villages in the area are Johnstown Bridge, Enfield and Longwood.
Season: Fishing on this river takes place from March 1st to September 30th.
Methods: Fly fishing, dry fly, wet fly, and nymph fishing are all successful.
Fish Species: The Enfield Blackwater is a brown trout fishery.
Peter Holland is a boat hire operator on the Royal Canal for fresh water fishing. We hire Mini cruisers on the Royal Canal, we also hire bicycles, bar-b-q’s and Fishing rods. We are situated in an idyllic spot, close to the oldest Monastic site in Europe,St Finians and the grave of the Croppy Boy.
The Moynalty River is a tributary of the Kells Blackwater. It holds good stocks of brown trout, the average size being 8 oz.
The Skane River joins the Boyne at Ballinter. It holds an adequate stock of trout which weights up to 10 oz.
Inny River System
The Inny River rises near Oldcastle, County Meath and drains several of the midland lakes before flowing into Lough Ree. An arterial drainage scheme in the 1960s left the banks high and difficult i many places. At present it is considered a mixed fishery, holding big stocks of coarse fish, pike and some trout. There is a 250 mm (9.8 inch) size limit for brown trout.