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

Drowes gets its first salmon, safely released

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It was a case of third time lucky for the first salmon landed on the Drowes this year. Only the third salmon reported so...

Ireland on the fly: The best lake for spring salmon on...

The popular podcast turns its focus on Lough Carrowmore, probably the best best lake for spring salmon on the fly in Europe Although the salmon...

Currane off the mark, springer caught

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Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where the first salmon of the season has finally been caught… 25/1/2023 Straight to the quote of the day...

Opening Day on the Galway Fishery

High water meant there was very little angling done on the Galway Fishery on opening day, but anglers and friends from near and far...

First Salmon Of 2023 Caught On The Blackwater

Ray O'Dwyer with the first salmon of 2023
The River Blackwater only opened for salmon fishing this morning, and already the first salmon of the year has been caught. Mr. Ray O'Dwyer...

Did you apply for a River Lee brown tag? Draw results...

On Friday 27 January 2023, a draw took place to allocate an initial 45 Brown Tags for the taking of salmon on the Lower...

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