Coarse fishing in the Greater Dublin area is centered on the rivers, lakes and canals that are located in Dublin city an its surrounding hinterland. There are literally miles of unexplored waters on the Royal and Grand canals as well as acres of scenic and secluded fishing on the Blessington lakes that will meet the needs of all coarse angling enthusiasts. All the usual coarse fish species are available including roach, bream, rudd, tench, hybrids, perch and eels.
The River Liffey is also a popular venue with coarse anglers and can regularly produce good bags of roach, hybrids, perch and some bream. Pike fishing is also available at a number of venues in Dublin. This information lists some of the more popular venues for coarse anglers in South Dublin County. Coarse fishing in Dublin is generally free, however an E.S.B. permit is required for all angling on Blessington lake (Poulaphuca Reservoir)