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Boat-men of the river Suir.

The Boat men of the suir 1
Fisher men and punts on the river Suir, County Tipperary
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Fishing on the River suir

The walk along the river Suir, County Tipperary is one of the best river walks in the south east of Ireland.

The river is used by many local people during the year but the fisher man are most probably it’s most common visitors, the River is renowned for its game angling, holding both salmon (Salmo salar) and brown trout (Salmo trutta).

I have taken many photographs of the fishermen here over the years alone with the boats they use for their fishing, these boats ( all made locally ) are used more like punts as the have a completely flat bottom and are moved along the river with a pole.


The River Suir from Clocully to Carrick-on-Suir is a combination of deep pools, fast glides and varying widths and depths.

From Clocully to Ballydonagh, a consortium of private landowners control the angling, these are all private fisheries. This stretch also includes parts of the River Tar and River Nire, which contain good stocks of trout of up to 30 cm.

Fishing on the river Suir : Gallery

The boat on the suir

The Boat men of the suir 3

The Boat men of the suir 4

8 responses

  1. I think all pictures are very well composed.

    September 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    • Hello Rabirius

      Thank you, very pleased that you liked them and added some very helpful comments .


      September 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Particularly like that shot of the upturned boat, Nigel.

    September 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    • Hello Vicki πŸ™‚

      Thank you – that’s great as I was very pleased to get a shot of both the fisher-men at work and then one of the boats out of the water….


      September 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

  3. Great post. Wonderful as black and whites.

    September 18, 2013 at 5:58 am

    • Hello Arche

      Thank you, I am very pleased you like them and love the back and white – πŸ™‚

      September 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

  4. 1annecasey

    Great shots and again a lovely slice of local history beautifully captured Nigel.

    September 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ , I just love to walk along this river with Molly and watch these people fishing. Your correct It is very local to the river Suir and great to watch πŸ™‚


      September 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

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