Excellent salmon on 2 amazing river – the Suir and Blackwater. We have access to some excellent fly water on both of these rivers.

2 incredible Rivers

At Clonanav Fly Fishing you will have access to some of the best salmon fishing available in the south of the country. We have access to several beats on the Suir- over 8 miles in total. Beatsare spread along the length of the river, which means we have excellent fishing available despite water levels.


The river Suir is the second longest river in Ireland and boasts some runs of some of the biggest fish in the country. Fish of 15-18lbs are commonplace.  All equipment can be provided. 


The river Blackwater is only 30 mins drive from Clonanav Fly Fishing. We operate in conjunction with various beats, offering guiding on their excellent beats.   These are ideal for the avid fly angler offering excellent opportunities to fish for fresh run fish.


For details on rates and availability please email or call us


River Suir

The Jewel in the crown of Irish Fly Fishing.  A stunning limestone river similar to many of the rivers of the Western United States. Offers excellent walk/wader fishing.

River Suir

Ireland’s second longest river and world famous for its dry fly fishing. It is a wide (30m/100ft) limestone river/spring creek flowing for 114 miles to the sea at Waterford port. The river has easy access and wading is a pleasure with a level gravel bottom.


The fish average size is from 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16) inches, larger fish are also caught. With many slow glides and pools the fi sh are very selective, so long fine leaders are the norm with flies ranging from size 12 to 22.

The River Suir produces some very large trout also which are mainly caught during the summer evenings or during the day on streamers.  It is a pleasure to fish and Clonanav has access to several private beats along its length offering a good variety of fishing.  

Seasons & Equipment

On all our trips we can fully kit you out. So if you are in Ireland for just a few days don’t worry, you dont have to bring your gear we will fully kit you out with the latest gear from top brands including Hardy, Simms, Patagonia, Vision and more. We also have an onsite shop stocking all top brands.


Season Opens

Sean Closes

Pre Trip Info


For salmon fishing we use 2 handed and switch rods. The Suit and the Blackwater are both large rivers so a Spey rod in sizes 12ft – 13.5ft rated size 7-9 Lines. We use scandi heads in various densities.


The weather can be very changeable in Ireland!  So be prepared for rain and some cold.  A good wading jacket and some warm layers are essential. Waders with wading boots with rubber soles and studs are most commonly used.



The flies we used are a mix of dries, nymphs and streamers.  During the year the flies do not vary hugely and there are always some essentials to have in your box. For other patterns we sell all the local delicacies in our store

Tubes – Cascades, pot belly pigs, and lots of other weighted tubes and coneheads

Doubles – Cascades, Willie Gunn, Aurora Cascade, Editor, Bannister’s Special and many more




Eventhough it is not that sunny in Ireland, we still do get some warm days so bring some sunblock and a hat.  Also very important are a camera, however your guide will have a camera with him and we will email you all the photos.

Equipment Hire

If you need any rods, waders or any other gear we are able to supply these. Just let us know prior to your arrival



Opening Hours


9AM – 5PM








Nire Valley, Ballymacarbry,

Clonmel, Co Waterford – IRELAND

E91 XY44