The Slaney River Trust reports that the salmon fishing has been slow since May but that the sea trout fishing is currently pretty good…

Salmon fishing along the river since the last report on the 22nd May has been slow. The river has been low during most of this period though so this is not surprising. Any rise in water has brought some salmon in and fish have been caught.

After a very slow start to the sea trout fishing anglers were very concerned about another poor season but thankfully the run picked up considerably towards the end of June and fishing is currently pretty good. Anglers have reported good bags of fish with trout averaging between 3/4 – 1 lb with some hitting the 2 1/2 lb mark.

Please remember there is a bag limit of 3 sea trout per day.

The best time to fish is between 9.30 and midnight with silver flies doing best. Patterns to try include the Kill Devil Spider, Teal Blue and Silver, Alexandra and the Butcher but these fresh run fish aren’t overly fussy.
Tight lines!
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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