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    Salmon and sea trout fishing in the South East

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    Tony O Dwyer’s lovely 20lb salmon from the River Suir
    Tony O Dwyer’s lovely 20lb salmon from the River Suir - all on video!

    Salmon fishing

    River Nore

    Kilkenny, Thomastown Inistioge Co. Kilkenny – Catch & Release for 2020

    Season: 17th of March – 30th of September and best time of year is June to September depending on water. Find out more about the River Nore.

    Open, Closed and Catch and Release fisheries

    No. 2 or Wexford District
    • Slaney* (Catch and Release 1st April to 31st August, Otherwise Closed)
    No. 3 or Waterford District
    • Barrow and Pollmounty
    • Nore
    • Suir including Clodiagh, Lingaun and Waterford Blackwater
    Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only

     

    No. 2 or Wexford District
    • Avoca
    • Owenavorragh
    No. 3 or Waterford District
    • Owen
    • Mahon
    • Tay
    • Colligan
    • Corrock
    Table 3: Closed fisheries

    Local regulations

    The following rivers prohibit the taking of any sea trout (under 40cm) as well as prohibiting the use of worms as bait and any fish hooks other than single barbless hooks in angling for sea trout (under 40cm) (bye-law no. 943, 2016).

    • Avoca
    • Owenavorragh
    • Slaney
    • Owen
    • Mahon
    • Tay
    • Colligan
    • Corrock

    In the rivers, that are open (when the bag limit has been reached) or where catch and release applies or where fishing for sea trout under 40cm in a closed river;

    • There is a ban on the use of worms
    • Anglers must use single or double, barbless hooks
    • Fish must be returned alive to the water
    • Any fish (all species) foul hooked must be returned to the water alive

    Guides and Instructors in the Southern Board

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