The salmon fishing season opened on a catch and release basis on the lower Liffey in January. For many years in the past, anglers on the Liffey produced the first salmon of the year. Even in years when it did not, the River Liffey at Islandbridge would have been the focus of anglers attention after the winter layoff. Throughout the years, the Liffey and Islandbridge have been a great meeting up point for anglers to honour the annual tradition of trying for the first salmon of the year.
All is quiet on New Years Day
However, this year was very different. Unfortunately there was no gathering of anglers for the New Year’s Day opening of the season. This was due to the reintroduction of level 5 restrictions in the fight against Covid 19.
Suitable water conditions
As water levels began to drop in early January a couple of anglers were out trying their luck for the first salmon at Islandbridge. No fish had been caught and released at the time of writing. However, we look forward to bringing you further news on the River Liffey.
Details on fishing on the River Liffey can be found at the following link https://fishinginireland.info/salmon/east/liffey/