River Drish

The River Drish is a clear, slow-flowing lowland stream that joins the River Suir just over 1.5 kms south east of Thurles.

River Drish

The River Drish is a clear, slow-flowing lowland stream that joins the River Suir just over 1.5 kms south east of Thurles.

The middle and lower sections from Athlummon down to the confluence with the Suir hold good stocks of trout up to 3 lbs. The best fishing periods are from April to mid-June.

Upstream from Drish Bridge becomes weeded in mid-summer but downstream is usually fishable throughout the season and can provide dry fly fishing on summer evenings.

Funds were allocated for rehabilitation of the River Drish (Trib of Suir) in conjunction with North Tipperary Council Council and Lisheen Mines Ltd.

This project involves installing deflectors and other fishery structures.

It involved flood elevation works conducted by Tipperary County Council, removal of silt banks, in-stream vegetation and river bank protection conducted by Lisheen Mines.

In stream modification structures, river bank protection works and other fishery works were carried out by the Southern Regional Fisheries Board (SRFB). Flooding problems have now been resolved, old footbridge

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Mr Michael Mockler
Ballycahill
Tipperary
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