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

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...

Feale throwing up a couple of fish

There have been a couple of nice fish reported on the Feale of late including this beauty below. The fish was returned alive and...

Blackwater Trout & Salmon Fishery off the mark for the season

Blackwater Trout & Salmon Fishery reported their first salmon of the season on 19th March as visiting angler David Roberts caught and released a...

A couple of salmon from Currane and a fine fish from...

Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane 18/3/20 Lough Currane anglers were as calm as the Currane waters and their humour was as light as the...

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