Brian Stevens, Slaney River Trust, reports on that while salmon fishing is a bit slow on the Slaney some big salmon have been landed…

Fishing on the Slaney has been quite slow for the first week with only about 10 fish landed. The exception to this rule was rookie salmon angler Matthew Summerfield from the UK who, on his first days salmon fishing on Saturday,  landed a lovely 8 lb bar of silver followed by what is largest fish off the Clohamon beat in many years.

Matthew Summerfield's first salmon - 8lb
Matthew Summerfield’s first salmon – 8lb

The fish, which was too large to fit into the net, measured 103cms and had a girth of 46cms which equates to 24 / 25lbs!

big spring salmon from the Slaney
Matthew Summerfield’s second salmon – 103cm, estimated at 24/25lb

What a first day, most of us will never get a magical 20 pounder, it will be all downhill for him from here.

See the 2014 gallery at for more pictures of Matthew’s fish and a few others caught this week.

Compliments of:

Slaney River Trust

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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.

More details on the Slaney River and its fishing available at