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We will be starting a coarse angling league in March or April of this year to teach young anglers how to match fish for some other species that are hugely abundant in our river.

There are plentiful stocks of roach, rudd, dace, bream, perch, hybrids, tench, etc and fishing for them on a light whip or rod is a beautiful way of angling.  It is hands on as you are constantly either casting, reeling in, baiting up, tweaking your tackle or float and it is an ideal type of angling for the junior that likes to be doing something all the time.  It also teaches them how to handle and respect the fish and the general environment.  In contrast there can be a long wait between fish when Pike angling.
We would intend to concentrate some of our coarse angling to some of the excellent city venues such as the Canal, Plassey, Corbally and The Gut and would encourage any young person who might be interested to come along and give it a go.  We will have a limited amount of tackle to loan to them on the day, therefore they do not have to worry about going out to buy expensive equipment to join in with us.


coarse angling league

game, pike & coarse angling

The Club resumed its long-standing tradition of Pike Angling Competitions on the Shannon.  

Covering a vast area of the Shannon from O’Brien’s Bridge & its tributaries down to Thomond Bridge in the heart of Limerick City. It is the club’s intention to ensure that the River and its world-renowned Game, Pike and Coarse angling can continue for many generations to come. We have an emphasis on ensuring our younger generation of anglers get to experience the rich traditions of angling and hand the river over in time to come.

We acknowledge all the men and women that were part of creating this super fishery and making it what it is today, and for that we thank them for their hard work and commitment to the Limerick & District Angling Association. The club recently resumed its long-standing tradition of pike angling competitions on the Shannon which are proving to be a huge success. We are currently looking for new members and especially junior anglers to join our ranks to learn about fishing and give them the opportunity to experience the positive impact fishing and being outdoors in general can offer.

Also, for the salmon anglers, or indeed any anglers that are interested in fly casting, we will be holding open & information days to improve your casting techniques. Keep an eye on our page for all updates & information.

from the blog


Lough Gur competition

Today the club fished Lough Gur. After a week of heavy rain and the water level up it did not produce anything major. With 15 adults and 5 juniors fishing we were expected a few nice fish but it never happened for us. Tommy Williams won the day with a 2lb 01oz fish...


We had a good turn out today with 18 anglers in total. The high water levels with the heavy rainfall put some off. But the day did not dissapoint.  We had 9 fish landed small but fish all the same. And lost a few more. Just at the 1st cast Noel hayes landed a lovely...


We had a good showing today for our 1st league competition with 26 anglers turning out. We also had a few joining the club which is brill. As the anglers will tell it was a bit off a messy day weather wise, with a constant drizzle. Fishing was good to get off to with...

IFPAC Junior Competition

On Saturday the 8th June we are hosting our first jnr pike competition in association with the IFPAC to qualify for the all ireland finals. We are hosting U8, U13 and U 18. Matches. There will be 1st ,2nd, 3rd who will qualify for the finals in each are section. All...

Night fishing event

  Hi all club member kevin foley is organising a overnight fishing trip in Athlone next saturday. It will be a night camping with both course fishing and pike. It is to give younger members the experience at night fishing. Obviously parents or guardians will...

Charlene’s big catch

Had a day trip organised today and we got a few club members out. With thanks to Luke Aston our crew got out for some big fish. With the 9 o clock start lads and girls were excited to see what the day might throw up. The 1st couple of hrs were tied up bait fishing....

World Champion

 A huge Congratulations to Martin Kiely of Limerick on winning the 2019 Spey O Rama senior mens competition, also winning the Prestigious Knut Syrstad Memorial trophy for the longest cast and a new World Record total score . Congratulations Martin 3 times Spey O...

Final Pike league competition

Our last competition of the 2019 pike league will take place this Sunday 14th April in Plassey Check in 0830 at Musgraves Fishing from 0900 - 1500 All back to Jerry O Deas from 1700 for finger food and kids party and prize giving ceremony all are welcome. Hope to see...

Lough Gur

Good day to all We are nearly getting down to the wire now that we have only 2 competitions left, things are getting very interesting on our league table after Lough Gur. It is never too late, and the last 2 venues can throw up some great fish so its far from over...

River Fest Competition

  Limerick and District Anglers Association at Riverfest.     All anglers young and old are invited to participate in the inaugural Riverfest Coarse Fishing Competition. Guaranteed warm hospitality and a great angling festival experience with tips on...

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