Your Essential Guide To Salmon and Sea Trout Angling In Ireland

If you’ve ever dreamt about catching a salmon or sea trout in Ireland and wondered how to turn your dream into reality then the answer is at your finger tips. Start planning your trip now with this easy to use guide providing information on where to go and who to contact to help you get the most out of your visit. With a huge network of rivers and loughs, Ireland is the one of the few last refuges for wild salmon and sea trout attracting anglers back year after year. This useful guide provides information on the variety of waters Ireland has to offer, the best times to fish and suggested methods to help in the pursuit of this noble quarry. Salmon and sea trout anglers can use a wide range of methods including, bait, spinning and fly fishing to pursue their quarry. On rivers, the fishing is normally divided into beats managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland, private fisheries or local angling clubs. Lake fishing is normally from a boat in the company of a guide or ghillie

When to go

Salmon fishing opens on January 1 on a handful of rivers and after that the remainder of rivers open on various dates in February, March, April and May. The majority of rivers close on September 30th but some rivers remain open for sea trout fishing to October 12.

Essential information for salmon anglers

Latest Salmon Fishing Reports

West Cork round up, Ilen fishing well

Another view of the Ilen
Some good catches have been enjoyed across west Cork in the week ending 13 September. The Ilen River is fishing well with 30 salmon reported....

Quiet on the Bandon, rain should improve fishing

Week-Ending Sunday 13th September 2020 Last week was quiet again on the Bandon with little angling effort as the water levels dropped off. There were...

Currane produces sea trout in south westerlies but shift to east...

Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane… 10/9/20 I stand corrected and guilty as charged for failing miserably in my duties for not checking my texts properly...

Good sea trout fishing on Kylemore last week

Eric Logan with his 8lb 4oz sea trout
Janet McDonnell from Kylemore House Fishery was in touch with a report of a very large trout caught by Eric Logan last week. The...

Good fishing at Owenmore Fishery last week, to improve again next...

Owenmore upper lakes
Frank Maunsell from the Owenmore Fishery reports: 14 September: At the start of last week we had very good water in the river and while we had...

Huge salmon reported at Ballyhooley Castle on the Blackwater

25lb salmon from Ballyhooley Castle fishery on the Munster Blackwater
Ryan O'Hagan enjoyed a great week's fishing with friends Mark Chidgey, Kieron and Noel Clancy in Ballyhooley Castle. There were a lot of fish...

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