Fishing in Wicklow - Fishing Boats are unavailable at Present

Wicklow also has a large number of rivers, lakes, coast line and fish farms. Avon Ri is based on the Blessington Lake - the biggest in Wicklow.

Coarse Angling season is open from November to the end of September with stocks of roach, perch and pike been caught. The Brown Trout season is only open from March to the end of September. The lake is stocked with about 10,000 brown and rainbow trout each year.

At Avon Rí we have a number of fishing boats for hire with 4hp or 5hp engines which can be hired for a half day, full day or a week.

The lake is the largest reservoir (4,000 acres) in Ireland. It has 50 miles of shoreline with many inlets and bays which offer the angler excellent coarse and pike fishing. The lake is controlled and managed by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and a permit for all types of fishing is required (these can be purchased at Avon Rí). The lake is open for coarse & pike angling all year round except for the month of October. Fishing with white maggots only is allowed. There is a total catch and release policy for pike and all coarse fish on this water.

So to get you out on the water Avon Rí can provide everything you need for a great day of fishing and exploring the lakes :



We have a number of fishing boats for hire at Avon Rí.
  • €60 for a half day + Fuel
  • €80 for a full day + Fuel
  • €200 for a Week + Fuel
  • A Driver's License or Passport is required for all rentals.
  • €5.00 per day
  • €15.00 per week
  • €30.00 for a month
Instruction will be given and all safety equipment provided

Rods & Reels are available from Charles Camping in Blessington.

We do not supply rods or fishing bate.

Note : From 1st November only coarse fishing is allowed on the lake, no game fishing. Boats are not available from October - April.


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    Welcome to Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort & Adventure Centre

    Whether you are planning a weekend away with friends, a family holiday in Ireland, a corporate team building event or even your wedding, Avon Rí offers an unforgettable experience 'that's different'.

    Avon Ri is a leisure & corporate resort purposely-built in a holiday village style, situated on the outskirts of the historical town of Blessington, overlooking the magnificent Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow 'The Garden of Ireland' at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, and only 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.

    Our resort combines luxury Townhouse Self-Catering Accommodation, a Lakeview Bar with Rooftop Terrace, a 'really good food' Lakeview Restaurant, along with a highly reputable Adventure Centre offering an extensive range of outdoor activities and leisure facilities including Swimming Pool & Gym, all situated in a breathtaking lakeshore setting spread over nine acres of land.

    Avon Rí is also very convenient to some of Ireland's most famous racecourses, including Punchestown and The Curragh, as well as excellent golf courses, such as The K Club, Tulfarris, The European and Lisheen Springs.