Athy is a well-established and fully serviced angling centre with everything in place to ensure that the visiting coarse angler enjoys a successful fishing experience.
The town has a wide range of very affordable accommodations that can service the needs of coarse anglers with many offering drying rooms and tackle and bait storage facilities.
The local Athy and District Coarse Angling Club which is based in the town welcomes all visiting anglers and is happy to provide visitors with all the necessary assistance that they require.
Fishing on the River Barrow is free but membership of the club is available should anglers wish to support the local club. Becoming a member of the club will allow visitors to fish the marina which is located along the towpath below the town. Annual membership of the club costs just €20. Club membership also provides additional benefits including access to club events and competitions expert advice and insurance cover.
A visit to the town’s tackle shops which offer a full range of coarse angling tackle and bait as well as the best real time advice is a must for any angler visiting the area.