The Slaney flows from Lugnaquilla Mountain west and then 73 miles south through Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Tullow, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and finally Wexford discharging into a 12 mile long narrow estuary.
The river supports a wide range of wildlife and was until the early 1960s one of the most important spring salmon fisheries in Ireland.
The live river cam shows the condition and depth of the water downstream from Bunclody. The pictures are updated every 5 minutes. The River Cam page has snapshots going back to midday the previous Sunday.
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Editorial in Examiner has it right
An editorial in the Cork Examiner on the 2oth of July hits the nail right on the head when reviewing IFI’s report identifying angling’s contribution of €.75bn to the economy The editorial points out that it is a no brainer that we should be protecting this resource. Given that it points out the risk the proposed BIM salmon farm off the Aran Islands and the threats posed by the resumption of Greenland fishing.
Has Marine Institute seroius qustions to answer re sea lice article?
Salmon watch Ireland have published a statement dated 15 July raising serious questions as to the status and independence of an Marine Institute endorsed scientific article on sea lice. Given the importance placed on unbiased peer reviewed scientific evidence in the fish farming debate these questions are potentially of great significance.
28 June AGM gets fascinating presentation on Celtic Sea Trout Programme
IFI’s Dr Willie Roche treated members at the recent AGM to a presentation on the Celtic Sea Trout Programme. Bullet points on some of the matters covered are included here but we will have to wait until the autumn for the full presentation of results.
Casting Class held on 29 June
The IFI sponsored casting class took place at Clohamon on the 29th of June. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all with great instruction and tips from Jason O’Riordan and Myles Kelly. See here for a report and photographs .
Need for extreme vigilence on pollution front
The very low water conditions combined with the heat wave leaves the river very exposed to serious a fish kill if there are any pollution incidents. If you see anything of concern please contact Ken Dodd from the SRT Environmental Committee on 086 2575088 and notify the IFI pollution hotline on 1890 347424
Events and Notices
Reminder AGM to be held on 28 JUNE 2013
ALL members are reminded that the AGM will be held on Friday 28 June (and not in July as per last year) in Redmonds in Bunclody. The meeting starts at 7pm sharp when the agenda shows that Dr Willie Roche will GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE CELTIC SEATROUT PROJECT – this will be followed by the AGM. The main activities of the Trust in the past year are highlighted in Chairman’s letter dated 31 May.
Casting Class to be held on 29 June
After the success of last years event the Slaney River Trust is delighted to confirm that IFI’s Mark Corps and Myles Kelly will be once again be giving a casting class to be held at Clohamon Fishery on 29 June. There are 20 places available for Slaney River Trust members. These will be allocated to the first 20 members contacting the secretary as detailed in the attached notice. The class will be followed by sea trout fishing later in the evening if weather conditions permit.
2012 Trip to the Redds planned for 17 November
Weather and water levels permitting we are planning the annual visit to the spawning redds on Saturday 17 November. Stephen Byrne of IFI has once again kindly agreed to host the trip. This is always an interesting day out and typically we would hope to see both evidence of spawning and catch sight on a few fish actually on the redds.
The plan, subject to demand, is to meet in the Car Park at the civic offices in Tullow at 10am.
If you are interested in going please email email@example.com with your interest and mobile number so that I can let you know in the event of cancellation due to water conditions or if plans change for any other reason.
Casting Class re scheduled for 8 September 2012
The casting class originally set for 23 June has been rescheduled for 8 September. Participants who had signed up for the original event have been notified of the revised arrangements.
AGMs to be held on 27 July meetings starting at 7 PM
The notices and Agendas for the AGMs of the Slaney River Trust and Slaney Rod Fishers Association have been posted today. Members will also receive a message from the Chairman providing an update on the year’s activity. The meetings are being held on will be held on Friday 27 July in Redmonds in Bunclody and will be preceded at 7 pm by presentations by Willie Roche Senior Research Officer IFI on progress in the Celtic Sea trout Program and Proposed scientific work in the Slaney catchment in 2013.
We are hoping for a large turnout on the night and all members who can are encouraged to attend.