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

River Moy Angling Report week ending 11/04/21

Kevin O'Boyle reports from the River Moy... Water levels on the Moy dropped incrementally during the week.  Ballina Salmon Anglers reported another salmon this week...

Carrowmore produces 1st Salmon of the Season!

The first salmon of the season was reported from Carrowmore Lake! Below is a report from Bangor Erris Angling Club... We are sad to have...

Lough Currane very low, one sea trout reported

Wild Atlantic Way
Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane… 8/4/21 Two Barbless and two hand me Brown tag boats out this day, sadly with all their efforts they came...

A few salmon running the Blackwater, conditions are good

scenic shot of river and bridge
Earlier in the week with the gauge at Fortwilliam reading 0.28 Chris Coady had a cracking fish on the fly off the Glenmore beat....

Laune system running low, some salmon about on river and lake

Bright day on the Laune
  Water is low again in the lakes and the Laune. The fishing conditions are moderate on the Laune and good in the lakes. Fish...

One salmon reported from the Bandon last week

Glorious spring sunset overlooking the Bandon.
There was one salmon reported last week. The fish was 9lbs and was caught spinning. The river is low at present. Go Fishing… Bandon Angling Association have set...