The river Feale is mainly a salmon and sea trout river. The Abbeyfeale Anglers club is a thriving fishing club, with up to 125 active members, both senior and junior. Annual adult membership costs €85 for men and €10 for ladies. Teenagers membership costs €15 . All members are covered by public liability and Person to Person insurance. They are also enrolled as members of the Angling Association of Ireland.
Membership for national school children is €5. This provides personal accident and public liability insurance cover.
If you wish to become a member, please contact a committee member or Thomas O’Connell, at Tomás T.J.’s shop New Street, Abbeyfeale.
The Abbeyfeale Anglers Club controls parts of the river between Abbeyfeale and Duagh. Membership automatically entitles members to fish all sections under club control.
The committee of the club is elected annually. The aim of the club is to promote angling and to work towards improving the salmon and sea trout numbers in the river. The club is very actively involved at national level in the promotion and improvement of salmon levels nationwide. Club members have had a number of meetings with Minister Fergus O Dowd over the last three years with a view to improving fishing regulations on the river. This has borne some fruit. Both nets and rods have had their catch curtailed in 2013 and there is a similar curtailment in 2014. The length of the season has been shortened and the number of salmon taken has been reduced. This can only be of value to the salmon population in the river and may in time lead to a healthier stock of salmon and sea trout. It goes without saying that this would result in an increase in catch numbers for nets and rods alike.