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

Ireland onthe Fly – What Norway’s salmon rivers’ closures could mean...

For this week’s episode of Ireland on the Fly, Tom & Daire are focusing on salmon and the recent decision in Norway to close...

2024 Salmon & Sea Trout Angling logbook returns

salmon regs
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging salmon and sea trout anglers to return angling logbooks (setting out their fishing and catch record) and any...

Cillian catches his first salmon on the Coomhola

Jason Nash was in touch to let us know that his son Cillian, who is 5 years old, was fishing on Sunday and had...

A few salmon reported from Lough Currane

currane
For the week ending 7 July there were 4 salmon from Currane reported to staff in the Waterville area and a few sea trout...

Munster Blackwater continues to slowly improve as grilse arrive

River levels were normal last week and the river was in good condition for fishing. Salmon angling improved somewhat on the Munster Blackwater with the...

Kerry Blackwater low but grilse caught after rain

Kerry Blackwater
Levels very low on the Kerry Blackwater at the moment. The recent rain gave the river a small lift and with the rise in...

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