On Wednesday morning, 22 March 2023, a virtual draw took place to allocate 45 River Lee Brown Tags to prequalified salmon licence holders. 

A total of 202 valid entries were received by the deadline, 5pm Monday 20 March. Duplicate entries and previous tag winners were removed.

Entrants were issued numbers ranging from 301 – 502 inclusive by email.

IFI recorded the draw and used a random generator to draw the numbers.  A total of 55 numbers were drawn in the first instance. The first 45 will be allocated brown tags. The 10 reserve numbers may be allocated a tag in the event one of the first 45 is not in apposition to take, or returns their allocation.

The draw was witnessed by Sean Long, RBD Director, John Twomey, Inspector and Chris Scanlan, Myles Kelly.

Numbers selected are laid out below.

  • 422
  • 416
  • 347
  • 360
  • 367
  • 333
  • 302
  • 364
  • 376
  • 463
  • 324
  • 391
  • 502
  • 334
  • 476
  • 412
  • 305
  • 424
  • 349
  • 484
  • 497
  • 341
  • 389
  • 442
  • 402
  • 489
  • 420
  • 462
  • 362
  • 393
  • 361
  • 490
  • 425
  • 413
  • 491
  • 455
  • 374
  • 344
  • 468
  • 404
  • 488
  • 451
  • 380
  • 496
  • 343

These are the 10 reserve numbers:

  • 446
  • 318
  • 325
  • 485
  • 310
  • 487
  • 430
  • 348
  • 403
  • 322

It is envisaged that the Brown Tags will be issued by post tomorrow afternoon.