Salmon fishing slow in the north-east as seasons end approaches


The northeast rivers have been in need of water for a long time now. Salmon and sea trout fishing has been very difficult with only an occasional fish being reported.

Angling effort low

The Fane, Dee and Glyde are all low and clear with no reports of any salmon caught. Angling effort has been very low. There has been a good run of grilse on the Glyde with good numbers showing for a period in the Castlebellingham and surrounding areas. However, the fish have not been in a taking mood.

Best fish 14lb

The best fish over the past fortnight was a double figured fish,  taken on the Boyne. It was a resident fish and was reported to be around 14lb and caught in the Navan area. Two other fish were reported lower down on the system at 10lbs and 6lbs respectively.

The River Boyne at Navan, Co. Meath
The River Boyne at Navan
Sluggish conditions

Like the other NE rivers, the Boyne is also low and clear, and many places can’t be fished effectively because of the slower flow rate. Fish have too much time to check out the various offerings. Angling effort on the Boyne has also been low. Many regular anglers have stopped fishing due to the tough conditions. As we enter the last week of the 2021 season, the promised rain has not materialised. So it looks like these sluggish conditions will continue right to the end. The last cast is approaching fast and some rain could help finish the season off nicely.

Go Fishing …………

Information on salmon fishing in the north-east can be found at the following link