Brian Stevens, Slaney River Trust, reacts cautiously to the opening day catches on the Slaney which are amongst the best reported so far this season…

18 March: The Slaney was high but clear for its St Patricks day opening with  rods out  on most beats along the river.

Andy had 2 great salmon on opening day estimated at 12lb and 13lb

The total catch was thought to be 9 fish which sounds great but the river is still a shadow of the it’s former greatness and many rods saw nothing and those who got fish worked hard but all had a great day on the river.

Slaney salmon
A few fish were also reported on the river yesterday


A small number of fish were also caught today.

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Slaney River Trust

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Anglers interested in obtaining fishing can enquire from the following:

  • Clohamon Fishery
    Contact David Dobbs tel 0879673111
  • Enniscorthy Anglers
    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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