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

Best week for anglers on the Moy so far

Kevin O'Boyle reports from the River Moy... Angling Report week ending 6/6/21 The River Moy reported 117 salmon caught for the week which consisted of mixed...

Grilse ignore travel restrictions as they arrive in Galway

Grilse In Town James Quinn reports that fishing in Galway had been slow but is picking up now with the arrival of the grilse, and...

Rivers quiet in Killarney but salmon anglers do well on the...

Flesk River in Killarney, Ireland
ANGLING REPORT FOR WEEK-ENDED SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2021 Reports of two big spring Salmon (18lbs and 15lbs) and five Grilse caught on Killarney Lakes.  A...

Quiet last week but a lively start to this week on...

Munster Blackwater at Lismore
The fishing to Sunday 6th June continued as much as the previous week; catches were quiet enough but plenty of fish reported as being...

Salmon to 13lb reported from the Ilen

Another view of the Ilen
ANGLING DATA FOR WEEK ENDING; SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2021 The Ilen River had 20 Salmon, best 13lbs by a syndicate angler on a Flying C. Go fishing… The River...

Bandon fishing well as grilse start to appear

Bandon River near Inishannon
ANGLING DATA FOR WEEK ENDING; SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2021 The good fishing on the Bandon continued last week. There were about 15 salmon reported.  The river levels...

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