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AGM Notice 2019

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Our AGM will be held on Friday, 5th April at 7.15 pm in Redmond’s, Bunclody. All are welcome to attend, both members and non- members alike. We hope to see a full house, as there is plenty to cover including an update on the start of the 2019 season (hopefully fish to report), poaching prevention and the Clohamon Tail Race project. An Agenda, together with a set of our annual accounts, will be posted prior to the evening. We very much hope to see you then.

Fine Gael Minister Paul Keogh TD

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The Slaney River Trust would like to sincerely thank Minster Paul Keogh for his invaluable support over the past 12 months. This unwavering support, provided by a man who is extremely busy, ensured that the Slaney River Trust had the opportunity to represent our members views at high level meetings in Leinster House with Minister Sean Kyne, Inland Fisheries and IFI’s CEO Dr. Ciaran Byrne. While the outcome regarding the closure of the river and the issues at Clohamon have not been resolved, significant progress has been made on both fronts. Minister Keogh’s commitment and desire to assist the Slaney River Trust in the protection and enhancement of the River Slaney is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
We look forward to updating you all with some positive news at our AGM on 9th March in Redmonds, Buclody at 7 pm.

Poaching Out of Control

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A trout fishermen presence is required on the river as the poaching and killing of salmon is wide spread and out of control along the river. This is despite the best efforts of IFI. Please report all incidences with a date and location to IFI and copied to

How to contact Inland Fisheries Ireland

For general enquiries call 01 8842600 or email

To report pollution or poaching 24 hours a day phone 1890 34 74 24


SRT Objection to Proposed Closure – 3rd December 2016

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Please click here to view the Slaney River Trust’s objection to the proposed closure of the River Slaney to salmon fishing in 2017.

Department Response to Submissions – 24th Jan 17

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The Department sent a generic response to all those who submitted an objection to the proposed closure of the River Slaney to salmon fishing in 2017. Click here to view the letter.

Chairman’s Report

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Please click here for this years Chairman’s Letter. We hope to see you at the AGM (Details Below).

Slaney River Trust and Slaney Rodfishers Association Accounts 2016

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Please click here to view the accounts for 2016. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of them feel free to email


Emergency Meeting and AGM

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The Slaney River Trust and Slaney Rodfishers Association will hold it’s AGM on Friday 24th February at 7 pm in Redmond’s, Bunclody. An Agenda will be available soon. We would encourage you to attend in order to influence what is a critical year ahead for the river Slaney.



SRT Objection to Closure – Update

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Apologies to our members for the delay in updating you on the proposed closure of the river. Following our emergency meeting on the 22nd November the Slaney River Trust and a number of our members have been active representing the outrage felt by most anglers along the river. We understand that in the region of 100 objections were submitted to Minister Sean Kyne during the consultation period which ended on the 11th December. Since then the Slaney River Trust met with Minister Sean Kyne together with Minister Paul Keogh and TD John Paul Phelan at Leinster House outlining our views as to why the river should remain open to salmon fishing and how the main problem that requires immediate attention is the catastrophic situation at Clohamon where fish are being trapped in the Tailrace. A full report of the meeting will be available soon.

We are disappointed to report that despite this huge effort made by so many people we have not  had a formal response from either IFI or the Minister.

We are now holding another meeting, as requested by numerous members, on Friday 24th February. We will be discussing how we, a strong body representing the river, is going to progress in our desire for the river to remain open to salmon fishing and for a solution to be found to resolve the drastic situation at Clohamon.




Submitting Objection to Closing River Slaney to Salmon Fishing.

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Guidelines on submitting objection:

“Inland Fisheries Division,
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
Elm House,
Earlsvale Road,
Cavan Town.
H12 A8H7

Re: Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2016

Dear Sirs

I am writing to object to the proposed closure of the River Slaney to salmon fishing for the 2017 season as set out in the draft regulations published on 11 November 2016.”

The letter/email could include the following points:

* Slaney River Trust is a conservation organisation. Its members are quite prepared to fish on a catch and release basis and have no desire to kill fish

* Serious concern that if the river is closed stocks will reduce through poaching rather than increase as seems to be the objective of closure

* Angler presence on the river deters poachers and assists the staff of Inland Fisheries Ireland in protecting stocks

* The Slaney is a Special Area of Conservation under the Habitats Directive, mainly because of its scarce multi sea winter salmon stock

* The environmental disaster taking place at Clohamon with large numbers of fish trapped in the tailrace and unable to spawn should be main priority

* Poachers are there to kill fish and have no respect for the fishing season or legal angling methods

Observations/Objections to draft regulations should be emailed ( and/or posted.

For further information go to:


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