No need for a license in the Republic of Ireland: fishing is free of charge. The fish abounds there, particularly pikes, breams, tenches, perches... Fishing is here a sport, the “no kill” is proceeded (all the fishes or almost are delicately put back into the water).
Athlone has shops for fishermen where you will be able to hire your fishing tackle and buy baits. You can get good advice for each type of fish and according to the season. A rowing dinghy is included in the Pénichette® hire price. You have the possibility to reserve a dinghy equipped with outboard motor.