The Sheen River rises in the Caha Mountains and flows deep through the valley for 15 miles before it spills into the Kenmare Bay. The first four miles to Dromanassig Bridge holds eight secluded pools, which are highly recommended fishing locations. The Sheen Pool, the Flat Pool, the Sand Pool and the Weir Pool just above the Sheen Falls fishing hotel in Ireland are the most popular. The most prevalent fish is the Wild Atlantic Salmon however Brown Trout are also to be found in the Sheen River.
The run of Salmon commences quietly in March and April, the main numbers comprise of Grilse who enter the river in late May to September with the best fishing in the months of June and July. The angler can enjoy the no bait restriction as spinning, worm, shrimp and fly are all allowed. The Sheen River is open for fishing for the 2009 fishing season from 17th March to the 30th September. As one of the best Kerry hotels, our resident Ghillie can assist guests in planning their fishing trips either on the Sheen River or in the surrounding lakes and rivers.
Our resident Ghillie is Brendan Grant - www.kerryfishingguide.com
We also use the services of Robert White - www.fishwithus.blogspot.com