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

Currane salmon keeping their mouths shut

Its amazing what you can see after the Hare of the Dog
Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane 15/5/20 Bright sunshine all day, wind NE light and variable at times. Need I say more, I wish I could,...

Kerry anglers back on Currane, but not many salmon about

Reflections of Lough Currane today!
Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane 4/5/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind East strong and veered Southeast at times and cold followed by good...

Looking back and looking forward on the banks of the River...

Dan O'Neill, Fishery Manager at Mount Juliet, cast an eye back at when he was starting out in the angling world and discovers some...

A couple of fish reported from Kerry fisheries

Eileen Carroll reports on some of the Kerry salmon fisheries KILLARNEY LAKES/RIVER LAUNE Water levels on the Laune were up last week, and fish are present. ...

Cork rivers producing the odd fish or two

Eileen Carroll reports on a couple of Cork salmon rivers RIVER LEE 3 salmon averaging 7lbs each caught on the Lee System by club members.  Water...

Trout & Salmon showing on Blackwater & tribs

Eileen Carroll reports on the Blackwater & tribs - Week ending 22/3/20 Trout angling good on Bride river & Funshion (tributary of Blackwater) also fishing...

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