Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers who fished during the 2022 season are being reminded to kindly return their logbooks and any unused gill tags at the end of the season.

Inland Fisheries Ireland is encouraging salmon and sea trout anglers to return angling logbooks (setting out their fishing and catch record) and any unused gill tags from 2022, if they have finished fishing for this year or once the season has closed.

Under the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme, anglers can return these in one of three ways:

  1. Using the postage pre-paid business return envelope that was supplied at the time of licence purchase (preferred option).
  2. Posting the logbook and unused gill tags to the Inland Fisheries Ireland office address that is displayed on their licence or logbook.
  3. Scanning and emailing logbook and licence documents to Inland Fisheries Ireland at salmonlogbookreturn@fisheriesireland.ie. Important: if you are choosing this option, please scan all sides of documents, including continuation pages, to ensure that the licence names and number can be correctly linked to the logbook.

On average, 70% of anglers in Ireland return their logbooks and these returns provide vital information regarding the status and management of our wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout stocks into the future.

Reminder

In accordance with the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme, anglers in Ireland are required by law to return their completed logbook (setting out their fishing and catch record) and all unused tags to the issuing office of Inland Fisheries Ireland within 7 days of licence expiry, and no later than the 19th of October.

As part of the Scheme, an angler must attach a valid gill tag to a salmon (any size) or sea trout (over 40cm) harvested, immediately on landing.  They must enter details of their catch and/or gill-tag used into their logbook.

Any questions or queries?

Please email salmonlogbookreturn@fisheriesireland.ie and we will respond to your query as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your co-operation and assistance.