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

Inny salmon last week, suntan lotion this week in Waterville

This report from Vincent Appleby of www.salmonandseatrout.com: Waterville Fisheries Report Aug 3rd - 10th 10/8/2022 The suntan lotions were the catch as the sun blasted down...

Ireland on the Fly Podcast, new episode: The River Bandon with...

This from the team at the Ireland on the Fly pod: Fishery Focus: The River Bandon with Jason Nash One key aspect of the Ireland on...

Great fishing in perfect water on the Owenmore last week, but...

Owenmore upper lakes
Frank Maunsell reports from the Owenmore Fishery in Kerry, where perfect water has seen some great fishing: 4th August 2022 We had some terrific fishing at...

Ballina Angling Centre comes up trumps for junior angler on the...

Danny Lambert from Lancaster, England, sent in this report of his recent trip to the Moy: We have just returned home from a family holiday....

July report from Costelloe & Fermoyle fishery

Brian Curran, fishery manager at Costelloe & Fermoyle, reports on the month's fishing: The month of July has seen the runs of salmon and sea...

Great fishing this week on the Dingle peninsula

Owenmore upper lakes
Frank Maunsell reports from earlier this week on the Owenmore river in Kerry: 25th July 2022 Since the water levels have dropped we are having terrific...

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