Nested onto the banks of the River Barrow, with the river running right through our hotel’s back garden, you couldn’t get any closer to the fish! The Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow is the perfect location for a fishing break.

The River Barrow renowned as a coarse and game angling river with its excellent stocks of quality pike and brown trout will not disappoint. Bream of up to 5lb are plentiful along the river, as well as Rudd, Roach and Perch, along with its many hybrids. It’s also one of the few Irish rivers that gets a run of Twaite Shad.

At Milford which is only a 5 minute drive from the hotel, brown trout stocks are very high with regular catches of trout up to 2lbs and one of the main attractions of the Barrow for anglers is the abundant stocks of 20lbs + pike available.

Brown Trout season is from March – September with all other fishing (Salmon, White Trout and Eel) available all year round.

See information on Pike & Coarse Bye Laws (PDF).

Discuss your catch while your sit back and refuel with a quick snack or large pint in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Dolmen Bar or Plum Tree Bistro.