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.
The fish, which was too large to fit into the net, measured 103cms and had a girth of 46cms which equates to 24 / 25lbs!
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 www.slaneyrivertrust.ie for more pictures of Matthew’s fish and a few others caught this week.
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 www.slaneyrivertrust.ie