The springers have started to arrive

February 12th, 2013 While the river opens on the 17th of March the first of this seasons springers have started to trickle into the river. While doing some bank tidying in a break between the floods a fresh fish was seen a few miles below Clohamon and others have been reported up stream. This is a reminder of the “old days” when the river opened on the 26th of February.

Confirmation of 17th March as the opening day for salmon and trout

February 12th, 2013 We understand that formal confirmation of the 2013 season for the Slaney is imminent. This will see the river opening on a catch and release basis on the 17th of March with the 16th of September as the final day of the season. As per last year salmon fishing is on a strict catch and release basis with a fly only rule above Enniscorthy bridge. Single barbless hooks must be used at all times. Up to 3 seatrout (under 40 cms)may be kept in a 24 hour period.

3rd big flood helps clear river for the 17th

February 12th, 2013 In the last 4 weeks 3 big floods in succession have helped clean the river in advance of the opening day on 17 March. The SRT guage disapeared from view as the water rose – Brian Harvey’s pictures of the river over its banks at Clohamon and lower down stream on the 25th of January gives an idea of the scale of the flood.

Slaney River Trust


Slaney River - Flood
Slaney River - Flood