There are many opportunities for Fly Fishing for wild brown trout in and around Dublin. I concentrate my efforts mainly on the rivers Boyne and Liffey. Both are excellent trout fisheries. The Boyne is probably one of the best rivers in Ireland for targeting wild brown trout with a fly rod.
The Boyne is rich in insect life and produces handsome fat trout with an average weight of three quarters of a pound. A number of trophy trout between 4-6 pounds are caught every year on fly tackle. The river was once a famous Atlantic Salmon fishery and occasionally it will still provide some good fishing.
The Liffey is also a rich trout river as it flows through limestone in Co. Kildare. The average size of trout is slightly smaller than the Boyne but the river is also capable of throwing up a real trophy.