Inland Fisheries Ireland confirms the introduction of two new Bye-laws today in Waterville, Co. Kerry and Rosscarbery Bay and River Roury, Co. Cork following public consultations.
The Conservation of Sea Trout (No.7 or Kerry District) (Waterville Area) Bye-Law No.971 of 2019 and the Conservation of Sea Trout and Brown Trout Angling (No. 5 or Cork District) (Rosscarbery Bay and Roury River) Close Seaon Bye-law No 328 of 2019 will come into effect immediately:
Conservation of Sea Trout (No.7 or Kerry District) (Waterville Area) Bye-Law NO.971 of 2019
This Bye-Law prohibits the taking of sea trout by any means in the Waterville area of Co.Kerry as specified in the Bye-law. Catch and release is, however, permitted. The Bye-law also prohibits any person to have a sea trout taken from those waters who is not alive in their possession or control on or near the waters.
Read the full Bye-law here alongside a FAQ guide: Conservation of Sea Trout (No 7 or Kerry District) (Waterville Area) Bye Law No 971 of 2019 (71 KB)
Conservation of Sea Trout and Brown Trout Angling (No.5 or Cork District) (Rosscarbery Bay and Roury River) Close Season Bye-Law No 328 of 2019.
The Bye-law provides for a close season for the taking of or fishing for sea trout or brown trout by rod and line from the 13th of October in any year to the 30th of April the following year. The Bye-law applies to the River Roury and its tributaries, the part of the River Roury estuary as specified in the Bye-law, the part of Rosscarbery Bay specified, and the waters of any river flowing into that part of Rosscarbery Bay.