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The Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association Make Fishing Very Affordable and Accessible on the River Fane

February 26th, 2014 | by

Bernard Devenney of the Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association has provided some great information for anglers following the Associations Annual General Meeting which was held on Sunday 23rd February. Approximately fifty Members attended this year’s AGM which was held in  the Club rooms of Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers Association at Toberona, Dundalk, Co Louth.

The meeting  agreed that for 2014 the first time joining fee for Senior Members would be €80. This would apply to existing and new members and would have to paid before 1st. May 2014. After 1st May the fee will be increased to €130. The membership of the club is capped at 175 members each year, so the earlier you get your application in the better chance you have. 

The fee for members over 65 is €45 and junior membership is only €10. There is no limit to the number of Junior Members. Day Tickets will cost €15.

The Total Allowable Catch for the River Fane for 2014 is 411.

The average Salmon catch on the Associations waters over the last five years (2008 – 2012) was 219 of which the average release back into the river was 40%. The average Salmon caught on the Fane weighs 7lbs or 3kgs.

A Nice Double Figured Salmon from The River Fane (File Pic)

A Nice Double Figured Salmon from The River Fane (File Pic)

The Association controls fishing on approximately five miles of the Fane. When water conditions are right the fishing for Salmon,  Sea Trout can be excellent. There is no commercial fishery on the estuary or the river. The Fane is also one of the countrys top wild brown trout fisheries and a paradise for dry fly enthusiasts.

Any angler wishing to join the Association can do so by going to our website: www.dundalksalmonanglers.com  or email our Secretary: John McCaughey at dundalksalmonanglers@gmail.com or 

Telephone: 086 067 6380

There is Excellent Fly Fishing for Wild Brown Trout on teh River Fane

There is Excellent Fly Fishing for Wild Brown Trout on the River Fane

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