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Changed contact details for Beats

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Please note changed contact details for Moyadie, Monfin, Glass Door and upper Ballycarney beats on the fishing availability page; Contact Francis Fanning of Fanning Land & Property Services  on 086 2650670 or 053 9422601.

Photos show scale of the 2016 flood

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The attached pages  give you some idea of the volume of water in the river as a result of the floods.

Fishing Slows down after first few days

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After the excitement of the first few days of the season the level of activity has noticeably slowed on the river with anglers reporting relatively few fish seen or hooked although there were 2 fish lost today (24.3.15). The water  remains cold and is now gin clear although at a good height . The next flood and tides should bring  more fish in.

AGM to be held on 24 April

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The Slaney Rodfishers Association and Slaney River Trust AGMs will be held on Friday 24 April at 7.30pm in the Millrace Hotel Bunclody.

In his Notice of AGM and Chairman’s letter acting Chairman Ken Whelan outlines some of last years events and the key issues facing the river and looks forward to a productive debate. All, including non members with an interest in the river, are welcome to attend.

New Contact for Tullow Salmon and Trout Anglers

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The Tullow Salmon and Trout Anglers have advised us of a change of contact for anglers seeking day tickets on, or information about, the Tullow waters. The person to contact is now Tom Dawson, Ballon Hill, Ballon, Co. Carlow,  telephone 087-9940877.

Mixed Result on Opening Day.

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The Slaney was high but clear for its St Patricks day opening with  rods out  on most beats along the river. The total catch was thought to be 9 fish which sounds great but the river is still a shadow of the it’s former greatness and many rods saw nothing and those who got fish worked hard but all had a great day on the river. A small number of fish were also caught today.

Big flood 4 days before opening

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The Slaney reopens on the 17th and with a dirty 4ft flood today (13th) we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be in great order on the day.

As per last year the season runs to 16 September and the river is COMPULSARY CATCH AND RELEASE for salmon and sea trout over 40 cms. Only single barbless hooks are permitted to be used. River is FLY ONLY  upstream of the railway bridge in Enniscorthy. No worming permitted. A maximum of 3 seatrout under 40cms can be kept a day.

Catch and Release for2015

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The draft tagging regulations issued today 11 November show the Slaney as catch and release for the 2015 season along with the Nore , Suir and Barrow.

Impact of Clinmate Change on Salmon Stocks

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Salmon Watch Ireland are holding what should be a very interesting seminar on  the impact of climate change on salmon stocks on Saturday 11 October in the Salthill Hotel in Galway. See the flyer for full details.

Season closes on Tuesday

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The Slaney’s season will come to an end tomorrow the 16th. Low water has meant that there has been very little activity on the river in September. Once we get a rise in the water fish will be starting to get active again and it is very important that we are all vigilant against out of season fishing and spawning focussed poaching.

I see the camera is literally pointing at he grass roots rather than the gauge and we will try and sort this out over the next few days.

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