From the  Slaney River Trust, we hear that the fishing has been slow but that there are a few fish in, and well spread out through the system…

11 April: Fishing over the past couple of weeks has generally been slow with a trickle of fish running the river. Water levels have been good during the period but many anglers have put in quite a few days with not so much as a pull. Others have been lucky including the first fish from the Kilbride beat and another a few days later.

The first salmon from Kilbride this season
Was a followed a couple of days later by this one…

Fishing at Enniscorthy has been quiet but anglers have had a few, this one being the first of the season.

Enniscorthy’s first salmon of the season

Fish have been reported from many beats including Riversdale, Ballycarney, Clobemon, Tombrick, Strahart, The Wood and Clohamon, so the few that are about, seem to be well spread out. What many beats require now is a good flood as water levels are getting quite low.

What is encouraging is that anglers are reporting seeing quite a few fish, but this is probably a result of the catch and release policy, which is clearly essential given the lack of a proper run of springers.

Anglers are reminded to please join the Slaney Rod Fishers Association, your support is essential in order to keep the organisation going. This can be paid online, by post or by paying at the AGM on the 24th April at 7.30 pm in the Millrace Hotel, Bunclody.

Compliments of:

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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