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A few more salmon on Slaney, best fishing up from Clohamon

March 31st, 2016 | by

The Slaney River Trust reports that so far no big springers have been caught but hopes are high the 20lbers will arrive next month…

Following opening day fish have been reported but in small numbers. The recent rain on Friday pushed the river up to about 2 feet on the gauge but levels have already dropped back to just over the foot mark. This water, combined with high tides, has brought some fresh fish up. At Clohamon fish were caught over the past 2 days and a few fish were seen running. Today John Phelan from Laois Angling Centre landed a small fish and Andrew Kelly also landed his second of the season, again, a small fish of about 7 lbs. Up river a couple of fish were landed, Paddy Condron had a fine fish of about 10 lbs and Eoin Jackman had one today of 7lbs, both at Kilbride. Since opening day  2 more fish have been landed on Ganly’s while down river Kevin Clayton landed the first fish at Strahart. Ian Fox soon followed with another fish from the same beat. The first fish was also taken at Clobemon over the Easter period and at least one more was lost while at Tombrick, a number of fish have been hooked but all have managed to avoid the net.

The trend from opening day has continued as it seems that fishing is best from Clohamon up. Fishing should improve over the coming weeks though as the run builds (we hope) and hopefully, for the lower beats, fish slow up a little. The other interesting aspect so far is the size of the fish. Anglers are reporting that the majority of fish seen, lost or landed are much smaller than the typical Slaney springer, with the majority of fish ranging from 6 to 8 lbs. It could be the case that the early springers are that bit smaller than the April and May fish about to arrive. We live in hope!

Slaney River Trust

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Anglers interested in obtaining fishing can enquire from the following:

  • Clohamon Fishery
    Contact David Dobbs tel 0879673111
  • Enniscorthy Anglers
    Contact Danny’s Angling and Outdoors, St Senans Rd, Enniscorthy.  Tel: 087 9005991.
  • Solsboro Fishing Association
    Contact Bernard Cash (daytime only) Tel 087 9225536 .
  • Tullow Salmon and Trout Anglers Association
    Contact Tom Dawson 087-9940877
  • Moyadie, Monfin, Glass Door and upper Ballycarney beats
    Contact Francis Fanning of Fanning Land & Property Services on 086 2650670 or 053 9422601.

More details on the Slaney River and its fishing available at www.slaneyrivertrust.ie

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