The lower Slaney has been fishing well so far this season, but perfect conditions in recent times meant that some excellent spring salmon fishing was had on the Tullow stretches of the upper Slaney too. The Tullow Trout and Salmon Anglers’ Association have been getting in on the act and sent us in this report to highlight the quality of the fishing available to them. David O’Hagan landed his first ever Slaney fish on the Lower Hut pool, a fine fish of around 9lbs that finally came to the net after some dodgy netting skills by Marcin Odachowski.
Anthony Moran landed this nice fish on the fly.
Faustas Auralius landed his first fish of the season on the Tullow stretch of the river.
Kevin McCall hit this fish early in the opening week on Power’s beat.
Yamil Turcuman also managed to catch this silver torpedo on a nymph – the most recent of the catches on display here. Yamil hooked this fish on the evening of Wednesday 27th and this one took a nymph! Yamil is no stranger to hooking springers on the nymphs – this is his 5th nymph caught springer on the Slaney, but his first of the year on club waters.
As mentioned, the lower Slaney is fishing very well but higher up in the Tullow stretches they are competing and landing good fish regularly, the club are also praying for rain in the hope and expectation of an excellent run of fish into May.
The River Slaney continues to get reasonable runs of Spring Salmon. The average weight of the salmon is 10 pounds and they range in size from 7lbs to 20lbs. For more information about the river and its fisheries see this link:
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Tullow Salmon & Trout Anglers Association was formed in the 1960s by local fishermen. The club has separate salmon and trout memberships including a juvenile section.
The club controls attractive stretches of fishing in the Tullow area and day tickets are available from €40. If you are interested in fishing on Tullow TSAA waters, contact Gerard Mellett, Secretary, Slaney Fishing, Ardattin, Carlow, 089 4109798, email [email protected] or check out www.slaneyfishing.com