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Rescheduled Slaney River Trust Seminar was held on 5 March 2011

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The rescheduled seminar held on 5 March. A report on the seminar will be included in the annual news letter.

In addition to Paul Johnston’s presentation of his second Review of the River Slaney Salmon Fishery, papers were presented by Eamon Cusack on the Legal and Practical Background to Private Water keeper legislation,Willie Roche on Current Scientific Studies in the Slaney Catchment and David McInerney on Inland Fisheries Ireland new structures.

It was explained to the meeting the decision to reopen the river to salmon fishing on a catch and release basis was taken in light of the satisfactory levels of Juvenile stock revealed in the annual electro fishing surveys.

Amongst the issues raised from the floor were questions over the level of predation occurring as a result of the seal and cormorant populations with the suggestion that there were very large populations of seals in wexford harbour. see photo of seals

Rescheduled Slaney River Trust Seminar was held on 5 March 2011

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The Slaney River Trust Seminar was successfully held on 5 March with an attendance about 80 people. A report on the seminar will be included in the annual news letter. There is a brief summary of the proceedings on the events page.

Slaney to open for Catch and Release on 12 May 2011

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Slaney to open for Catch and Release on 12 May 2011
It has now been confirmed that the Slaney will open to fish on A CATCH AND RELEASE BASIS ONLY for Salmon and Sea trout over 40 cms from 12 May to 30 August. Anglers are reminded that single barbless hooks must be used at all times. When fishing for sea trout 2 fish under 40cms may be kept in a 24 hour period.

Details of some of the fishing available on the river are provided in the Slaney Fishing section of this site. If any club or fishery owner would like their contact details to be included on the site please contact the webmaster.

Updated Report on “A Recovery Plan for the River Slaney Salmon Fishery” published.

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Paul Johnston Associates Fisheries Consultants have completed an updated “Recovery Plan for the River Slaney Salmon Fishery” a full copy is now available on the site. The report was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland and Slaney River Trust.

Paul’s first report ( in 2002 ) was well received and a number of his recommendations have been implemented. The updated report includes a number of new recommendations and substantial new data on the status of salmon stocks in the river.

“The Salmon Ocean’s Life”

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A very interesting article by Ken Whelan courtesy of Irish Angler Magazine.

See full article here…

Salmon ‘minced up’ and left decimated

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The grids are supposed to stop the young salmon, or smolts, from gaining access to the turbines, but …are not working correctly….

Read full article here…

Slaney Rod Fishers insurance details

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Slaney Rod Fishers insurance details now available to view.

Click here.

First fish of the year caught on Galway weir

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Click here to see YouTube video…

Farmed Salmon Exposed: Puresalmon.org

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Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry. This video is in 4 parts.
Click here to see the full set, in full resolution.

Floods Damage Retaining wall at Cemex Kildavin

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The recent floods have caused extensive damage to the retaining wall at Cemex Kildavin.
The Eastern regional Fisheries Board, The Enniscorthy Anglers and Slaney River Trust have all been in contact with Cemex who say that the issue will be sorted out as soon as possible. The photo taken on 26 Jan show s the extent of the damage.

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