The fourth and final draw of 2022 took place earlier today (August 8th 2022) to issue the remaining 38 brown tags for salmon angling on the Lower River Lee.
The measures are included in the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations, signed into law by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, T.D.
Under brown tag regulations, an angler who wishes to ‘harvest’ a wild salmon, i.e. to take or keep it, must attach a brown tag as well as a standard blue tag to the fish.
Thank you to everyone who entered the draws throughout the year.
Those entrants with a winning number will receive their brown tag in the post from Inland Fisheries Ireland in the coming days. The winning numbers were as follows:
In addition, 5 reserve numbers were selected, in case the offer of a brown tag is not taken up by those with a ‘winning’ number on the original list of 38.
Reserve 1. 503
Reserve 2. 505
Reserve 3. 507
Reserve 4. 508
Reserve 5. 511
Salmon Anglers – Lower River Lee, No. 5 or Cork District: Brown Tags Required
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. Catch details must be recorded on the Anglers Logbook promptly.