Maureen Byrne, IFI Dublin, reports that the is the first River Boyne salmon of 2017 was caught on fly at Navan Ramparts by Pat O’Toole on Thursday 6th April. The fish was fresh off the tide and there  were salmon lice on board.  This lovely looking Boyne springer, 10 lb, took a Chartreuse Park Shrimp, tied by Robert Gillespie.

Angler poses with his salmon
Pat O’Toole with the first Boyen salmon of 2017, just before release.

Go fishing…

The River Boyne is Catch and Release for 2017.

The River Boyne rises near Newberry Hall in Co. Kildare and meanders its way in a north easterly direction for seventy miles through counties Offaly, Meath and Louth before entering the Irish Sea below the historic town of Drogheda, between the townlands of Mornington and Baltray. The Boyne has a good run of salmon and sea trout in summer and early autumn. The majority of salmon fishing in this area is controlled by Angling Associations with some being maintained by private fishery owners.

The following angling clubs control salmon fishing on the River Boyne:


Permits and day memberships for the above angling association waters are available from the secretaries of the above named Angling Associations and the following local tackle dealers.

Navan & District Anglers Association

  • Clarks Sports Den,
    Trimgate Street, Navan, Co.Meath.
    Tel: +353 46 9021130
  • Anglers World,
    Balmoral Industrial Est, Navan.
    Tel: +353 46 9071866
  • East Coast Angling,
    Balmoral Industrial Est, Navan.
    Tel:  +353 46 9073377

Rossin, Slane & District Anglers Club

  • Boyne Angling Centre
    Unit 11, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
    Tel: 041 9872943
  • Top Gun Sports,
    50 Magdalene Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
    Tel: +35341 9842225. Email:

Drogheda & District Anglers Club

Casting Tuition and Instruction

  • Peter O’Reilly (APGAI Ireland and FFF Master)
    Ballybatter House, Boyne Hill, Navan, Co. Meath.
    Phone: +353 46 902 8210 Mobile: +353 87 646 8882

Guide Services

  • Seamus Lenihan
    Clonardon, Garlow Cross, Navan, Co. Meath.
    Tel: +353 (0)46 90 25787
  • Colm Lynch,
    Tel: +353 (0)87 2044996
  • Peter Cunningham,
    Drogheda Angling Centre, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
    Telephone: +353 (0) 41 98 72943 Mobile: +353 (0)86 4682516

For more information see: