The Slaney got off to a slow start on the opening day today. At this stage I have only heard of 4 springers landed and about  6  lost or met. Top rod of the day was Eamonn Power with 2 fine springers. Not that many fish were seen even though the river was beautifully clean. At 2 ft it was a little high for many of the lower beats. The question is have the early run fish (there always used to be good catches on the old opening date of the 26th of February) taken advantage of the  high comparatively warm water of the last months and run like hell  or have they not arrived?

Eamonn Power first fish of the season
Eamonn Power first fish of the season
Eamon Power opening day fish goes back
Eamon Power opening day fish goes back
Eamon Power second opening day fish
Eamon’s second opening day fish


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Anglers interested in obtaining fishing can enquire from the following:

  • Ballintemple Fishery
    Contact Tom Butler on 059 9155037 or 086 8179238
  • Clohamon Fishery
    Contact David Dobbs tel 0879673111
  • Enniscorthy Anglers
    Salmon €25 per day, Trout €10 for 2 consectuctive days.
    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 David French of Fanning French and Associates on 087 9221833.

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