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Rathcon Trout fishery

Rathcon is a managed rainbow trout fishery close to the village of Grangecon, near Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow. Owned and run by the Paige family, it is a spring fed water rich in feeding which produces hard fighting well conditioned trout. Buzzers, sedge imitations, damselflies, daddy long legs, and the bibio work well here. Bring a floating and a sinking set up to cover all opportunities and be prepared. Do not fish light, put up at least a six pound tippet as these fish run big and can take you to the backing, burned thumbs are a possibility.

Playing a fish, Rathcon Trout Fishery, Co. Wicklow.

Directions to Rathcon Trout Fishery from Dublin: Take the N.81 from Tallaght, drive through Blessington and head towards Baltinglass. Close to Baltinglass take a right signposted for Grangecon. You will enter the village after about four miles. Take the junction at Moores pub and follow out past the soccer pitch for half a mile, the entrance to Rathcon will be on your left. A half days fishing is €20.00, contact Dermot Paige in advance through the website,

For further Information click on : Autumn at Rathcon and Rainbows end at Rathcon.