The Slaney River Trust reports on the opening days on the River Slaney where some great salmon have been caught and released…

April 1st was a cold enough opening day with the river running beautifully clear. There were a fair number of fish landed or lost both above and below Bunclody. Most fish were landed  on well sunk flies. We are a bit short on photos of the fish landed but here are a couple of examples.

Fresh Slaney salmon about to go back
Another opening day salmon on the Slaney

Weather conditions were very tough on the Slaney on the 3rd of April but it didn’t stop Brian Hennessy landing a beautiful 38″ springer this morning on Conehead Dee Monkey.

Brian Hennessy about to release his spring salmon – Catch of the Week winner!

There were at least 4 other fish landed by early afternoon including this fine fish and another 18lber. There were also a number of short run hook ups. The fish were met on 3 different beats – this is quality spring fishing.

Another quality springer from the Slaney ready for release

AGM Notice

Our AGM will be held on Friday 5th April at 7.15 pm in Redmond’s, Bunclody. All are welcome to attend, both members and non-members alike. An agenda, together with a set of annual accounts, will be posted on our website prior to then.

Slaney River Trust

Go fishing…

Regulations 2019

For 2019 the river is open for catch and release only for salmon from 1 April to 31 August. The regulations are set out here. Above the railway bridge in Enniscorthy fishing is fly only with barbless singles or doubles. A maximum of 3 seatrout under 40cms may be kept in any 24 hour period. All seatrout over 40 cms must be returned. While we are allowed use barbless doubles singles are very effective if the fish is held tightly.

Make a booking

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 Francis Fanning of Fanning Land & Property Services on 086 2650670 or 053 9422601.

More details on the Slaney River and its fishing available at