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 Nore – Season Report 2021

Steven McKenna from our South Eastern RBD office reports that the 2021 season on the River Nore was regarded as one of the best...

River Slaney Season Report 2021

Steven McKenna from our South Eastern RBD office reports on how the season went on the River Slaney: The Slaney season started on April 1st...

East Mayo Anglers initiatives lead to increase in C&R during 2021

The East Mayo Anglers have sent in the below report highlighting their commitment to help salmon preservation: East Mayo Anglers’ association, the largest and most...

Season round-up from Costello & Fermoyle

Fishery manager Brian Curran rounds up the 2021 season at Costello and Fermoyle: This year’s season was very much dominated by the warm weather resulting...

A Wet End To A Dry Season On The Erriff

  The Erriff Valley looking splendid on a fine early autumn morning.  Donavin Brinklow was in touch with a round-up of the season on the Erriff....

2021 Salmon & Sea Trout Angling logbooks now due for return

Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers who fished during the 2021 season are being asked to please return their logbooks and any unused gill tags. Inland...

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