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

Salmon Anglers – Lower River Lee, No. 5 or Cork District...

Salmon Anglers – Lower River Lee, No. 5 or Cork District Brown Tags Required Salmon anglers are advised that from 1st February 2021 to midnight of...

All is quiet on New Years Day on the River Liffey

Salmon fishing on the River Liffey
The salmon fishing season opened on a catch and release basis on the lower Liffey in January. For many years in the past, anglers...

83 rivers open for Salmon Angling in 2021

Slaney River - Mossy Browne releases fish
Minister Ryan emphasises conservation imperative is key to positive trends in the face of environmental, climate and human impacts Eamon Ryan TD, Minister with responsibility...

Arrangements for distributing Brown tags for the Waterville Fishery – Spring...

Attention Salmon Anglers: Waterville Fishery. Brown Tags for Salmon fishing Spring 2021. From 17 January to midnight of 11 May 2021 Brown Tag regulations will be in...

Drowes reopens in 3 short weeks, bar of silver for first...

Drowes prize
Shane Gallagher reports from Drowes Fishery office... The 2021 salmon fishing season is due to commence in less than a month. At time of writing,...

Looking Back – Irish Spring Salmon

Another look back through our angling heritage and this time it is to River Slaney and the Munster Blackwater we go to see how...

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