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

All fishing suspended on Ballysadare River and estuary

Inland Fisheries Ireland is currently investigating the salmon mortalities that have occurred on the Ballysadare River in Co. Sligo and conducting a full environmental...

More grilse reported from the Moy but water levels remain low

Michael Murphy reports from the River Moy... River Moy Angling Report Monday 1st July to Sunday 14th July 2024 Water levels remained low for this two-week period...

Low water in Killarney, a few salmon caught on river and...

Killarney Lake
Water levels remained low on the Laune, lakes and Flesk for the weekending 14 July. There were 3 salmon reported averaging 4.5lbs and 1 salmon...

A few grilse and some sea trout reported from Lough Currane

For the week ending 14 July there were 7 grilse and some sea trout caught on Lough Currane. The lake is very low and...

More grilse on the Blackwater but fishing still slow

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Munster Blackwater river levels were at normal level last week – low and clear. Catches of the larger Salmon on the Blackwater has lessened...

Ireland onthe Fly – What Norway’s salmon rivers’ closures could mean...

For this week’s episode of Ireland on the Fly, Tom & Daire are focusing on salmon and the recent decision in Norway to close...

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