Newtown Farm Country House
Grange, Ardmore
Co. Waterford, Ireland.
Free WiFi through the house
Tel: +353 24 94143
Fax: +353 24 94054

Fishing & Angling In Waterford

Whether sea angling off the Waterford Coast or coarse angling for salmon on the River Blackwater, West Waterford has long been a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts.

Salmon, Trout & Coarse Angling On the Blackwater At Cappoquin
Cappoquin is a small town on the N72, 20 minutes drive from Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast. The freshwater here is backed up by the tide and fishing is best when the water is either rising or falling. Roach and Dace fishing is good throughout the year, but they are at their best in the autumn and spring. The river is tidal here and this movement of water affects the fishing. Shoals of good Roach and Dace are located in many sections of the river where access is good.

Special Note: The River Blackwater is a mixed fishery, holding Salmon and Trout. Fishing for coarse fish is controlled by the Cappoquin Coarse Angling Club by arrangement with Lismore Estates. Coarse anglers must note that fishing is restricted to the area between the Trageen (Glenribbon Bridge) to the lay-by on the Youghal Road along both banks.

Sea Angling Off The Waterford Coast
At Dungarvan where the River Colligan meets the sea, a safe harbour has been created, out of which charter boats operate. This area is the most easterly Blue Shark fishery in Ireland. There is also famous Flounder fishing in the estuary and some Bass locally. Helvick Head, to the west of Dungarvan, seems to deflect the North Atlantic Drift offshore and species like Blue Shark follow it.

The stretch of coast between Helvick and Ardmore is largely inaccessible. But once you get to Ardmore things change quite dramatically. After all, this is where in April 1977 an English angler took Southern Region rod-caught record Bass - 17 lbs - from the shores of Whiting Bay!

More Information On Fishing
The Southern Regional Fisheries Board has a very detailed web site that has lots of information on fishing in the Waterford region. The region is the proud home to some of the best trout, salmon, coarse and sea angling in Ireland.

For the game angler there is the famous River Blackwater and its many salmon, the upper reaches and the main channel of the Suir River for the trout angler and many streams for those who pursue sea-trout.

The sea angler has a multitude of shore marks (beach and rock), to choose from, where much of the nation's best bass angling can be had. The boat fishing from this coast is second to none.

The coarse angler has many waters to choose from; the Barrow Line line has many bream and hybrids and the Blackwater is justly regarded as a good roach and dace fishery.

How to contact the Southern Regional Fisheries Board:

Anglsea Street,
Co. Tipperary,

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Tel: +353 52 23624
Fax: +353 52 23971

Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast near Ardmore, is the ideal location for anyone looking to have an angling holiday in West Waterford. Contact us to arrange your holiday accommodation today.

Guest Accommodation

Our rooms are bright, spacious and elegantly decorated, offering peace, comfort and tranquillity to all our guests. All our rooms are tastefully appointed with white linen and adjoining private bathrooms. Each room is furnished with exceptionally comfortable beds for a refreshing sleep.

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Continental breakfast is served in the sunny breakfast room overlooking the garden with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Our breakfast is made using locally sourced ingredients, this includes homemade scones and brown bread, fresh fruit, muesli and local cheeses. All eggs are collected each morning from our free range hens on the farm.

Our Location

Situated close by are the bustling seaside towns of Dungarvan and Youghal, each brimming with history, local culture and choices of 18 hole golf courses. Explore Ireland’s heritage town of Lismore on the banks of the Blackwater, well known for its freshwater angling and impressive medieval castle. The wide open spaces and breathtaking views make Newtown Farm an ideal base for touring the South East. Newtown Farm Country House is located within easy reach of the world famous attractions of The Round tower Ardmore, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal, The Jameson Experience Midleton, The Titanic Experience Cobh – The last stop of the ill-fated Titanic, The Rock of Cashel and many more attractions.

About Newtown Farm, Bed & Breakfast, Ardmore

Newtown Farm Country House is a 4-star B&B located in an idyllic area of outstanding natural beauty - as you'll see in our video - surrounded by its own farm land close to the coastal resort of Ardmore, Co Waterford with its beautiful sandy beach. The peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside offers ample opportunity for rest and relaxation. The area offers several walking routes encompassing the nearby historic village of Ardmore and scenic cliff walks.
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Located Between Youghal And Dungarvan    Website by: Déise Design
Newtown Farm Guesthouse
Grange, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: +353 24 94143 Fax: +353 24 94054