Final 2021 brown tag draw for Salmon Anglers on the Lower River Lee, No. 5 or Cork District

Salmon anglers are reminded that Brown Tag regulations are in force on the Lower River Lee for the full season until midnight 30th September 2021.

Any angler requesting a brown tag must be in possession of a valid 2021 Salmon Licence and must apply now by email only to: [email protected] before midnight on Friday, 23rd July 2021.

Anglers must provide in their email entry:

  1. Name
  2. Contact Address
  3. Telephone Number
  4. 2021 Salmon Licence number – including licence letter prefix

Please ensure that all the above details are included in the email entry to secure a valid entry into the draw.

This is the only method to apply for a brown tag. Multiple applications will be disqualified. Salmon Licences are available online at:  Anglers on the Reserve List from the previous lottery are eligible to enter this draw.

135 of the total 179 tags have been issued to date. A final allocation of 40 tags will be released on Tuesday 27th July 2021.

Due to changing public health guidelines, normal distribution through T.W Murray, Halfway Angling Centre and The Tackle Shop, Shandon Street is unavailable therefore distribution of brown tags has been carried out by lottery for the 2021 Angling Season on the Lower River Lee.


Salmon anglers not in possession of a Brown Tag must fish using Catch and Release methods i.e., single or double barbless hooks. Use of worms is not permitted. A Salmon cannot be taken unless the angler is in possession of a Brown Tag. If a Salmon is taken both a Blue and Brown Tag must be affixed to the fish. Failure to do so may result in penalties.

IFI will send all applicants their entry number for the lottery by email on Sunday 25th July 2021.  The draw will take place at 9:30am on Tuesday 27th July 2021 using random number generation. No personal information will be shared.  5 reserve licence numbers will be drawn in case the initial offer of a brown tag is not taken up. Tags will be issued to successful applicants by post.

IFI encourage previous recipients of 2021 Brown Tags to only enter this Draw if you have used your Brown Tag.  Proof of usage will be required.

Late applications will be excluded.

If you have a query contact Inland Fisheries Ireland, Macroom on 026 41221.