Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association reports on the latest salmon catches on the river…

Fishing on Laune over the past few weeks has been quiet with only the odd fish been taken mainly due to the lack of adequate water conditions and low angling effort. However the fishing has improved over the past week and a number of fish have been caught and met at Johnson’s & Heffernan’s fisheries.

Autumn coloured hen fish released at Johnson’s fishery 23/08/2018

The fly has been working best, small flies in sizes 12’s & 14’s fished on full floating lines. There are fish holding in the pools and a few fresh have also been met and seen running most days.

The water levels are still low and we are still waiting a good flood to get more fish moving up river. Currently the river is at 0.8m on the gauge.


Rain is expected over the coming weekend so lets hope it produces a rise in levels. The fishing should be should improve significantly once we get higher water and fish spread throughout the river.

Danny Joy,
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

Go fishing…

Laune Salmon & Trout Anglers’ Association Permit Charges for 2018

  • €25.00 a day Up to 31st July.  A 7 day permit €140.00. (Weeks Fishing.)
  • €35.00 a day in August and September.   A 7 day permit €210.00. (Weeks Fishing.)

Fishing with a Member 

  • €20.00  a Day to July 31st  – Fishing With a Member
  • €30.00 a Day, during August and September – Fishing With a Member.

N.B. Permit Holder must be in the company of member when fishing.  Members name must be printed on the permit stub.

Availability of Permits in August and September will depend on demand; number of permits sold may be restricted.  After September 15th permit holders not allowed fish Charlie Johnston’s.

 Permits Available From: Lander’s, Tralee  –  O’Neill’s, Killarney   –  O’Sullivan’s Shop, Beaufort Bridge  – Billy Cotter,  see below. – Michael O’Shea, see below.

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More about the Laune… 

The Laune
High Bank – Johnson’s Fishery