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

Waterville angling report w/e July 1st

Vincent Appleby reports from the shores of Lough Currane: 24/6/20 Made a good drop of rain last night which was no harm. Wind was light...

Perfect conditions on the Owenmore in Kerry

Frank Maunsell from the Owenmore Fishery reports: 23 June: We have perfect fishing conditions on the river at the moment. A local man on the river who...

Low water stops salmon running Munster Blackwater

A lot of Salmon had built up along the Cappoquin area during W/E 21/06/20 and catches here were reported as good. Unfortunately for the...

West Cork rivers seeing some salmon run

Ilen river 25 salmon best 13lb club angler also 4lb sea trout. Coomhola River 6 Salmon best 9lb club angler. Glengariff 3 Salmon best 6lb. Ouvane river...

A dozen salmon to 14lb on the Bandon last week

River Bandon
There was about 12 salmon reported during the week. The biggest fish was 14lbs. There was a small rise in water at the weekend...

Low water on the Lee but some salmon being caught

Inniscarra Dam
25 salmon all at the Kingsley Weir during the last 2 weeks in very low water conditions.  Best methods spinning and prawns.  Best fish...