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

Opening day report from the Drowes

River Drowes
Shane Gallagher reports from the Drowes Fishery Office... 01 January: A smaller than usual number of anglers gathered on the banks of the river this...

Salmon Angling Regulations for 2020 published

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In all, 82 rivers will open for angling activity in 2020, 41 of these rivers will be fully open with a further 41 for...

Consultation on Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2019...

A happy Christin Breuker from Germany with her first Moy salmon
Sean Canney, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, gives statutory notice of his intention to make the...

Good finish to a productive season on the Erriff

The following is the angling report for the Erriff for the 20th - 30th September. We had a good finish to our season with 30...

Stormy weather means few sea trout, or anglers, on Currane

Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville: 2/10/19 Just two boats manipulating their flies on the Currane Waters this day and my mobile was quiet on all...

Trout and salmon season closes on the Nore

Dan O’Neill reports from the river Nore at Mount Juliet: Another season sadly comes to a close. What a great season it was too, we...

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