The Slaney River Trust reports from the River Slaney where fishing was a little quiter for the weekend 14 April…

15 April: Despite the river remaining at an adequate height for fish to run catches tapered off this week with 10 fish reported landed including a good one got by Paddy Corcoran on Sunday.

The very cold upstream wind, apart from making the more exposed beats difficult to fish, traditionally keeps the fish down and there was little sign of action.

More encouragingly the smolt run has started and a number of exceptionally healthy and large smolts are being encountered. Please be sure to release them carefully.

Hopefully with the rain arriving a rise in water level may bring a few more fresh fish in this week.

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.

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