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The word form Enniscorthy is that fish are still arriving on each tide so prospects for May are good. Some beats require rain while others will enjoy the lower water and should start accounting for fish.February 12, 2013
In the last 4 weeks 3 big floods in succession have helped clean the river in advance of the opening day on 17 March. The SRT guage disapeared from view as the water rose – Brian Harvey’s pictures of the river over its banks at Clohamon and lower down stream on the 25th of January gives an idea of the scale of the flood.November 1, 2011
We are planning a trip to visit the spawning redds on Saturday 26 November weather permitting. Stephen Byrne of IFI has 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.September 23, 2011
Todays IFI press release on a conviction for spearing salmon on the spawning gounds on the Newport river along with a photo of the 3 fish taken highlights the threat to our rivers. A fine of €1,750 will hopefully focus the minds of those tempted to try.September 6, 2011
The web cam showing the water level has been down for the past couple of weeks due to a phone line problem. We hope to have it fixed in the next few days.August 8, 2011
In light of reports of poaching incidents across the country, the attached article on poaching on the Wye, shows that this is a problem big problem abroad as well. Although it would appear that the widespread netting river pools is more typically a problem of the North and Northwest we need to be vigilent on the Slaney.July 21, 2011
The Atlantic Salmon Federation news letter includes reports indicating that Canadian and even Maine rivers are having improved runs of MSW atlantic salmon. See North America. Closer to home the grilse seem to be arriving at last with Simon Ashe at Ballynahinch reporting good fish in the west. A trip to the slaney last night (20/7/11) showned no sign of any new arrivals in the river.July 18, 2011
Salmon parr and fry are the future of the Salney salmon fishery. See how to tell them apart from trout and photos of reecent electrofishing work. See salmon parr July 2011June 20, 2011
Salmon Watch Ireland have put a very detailed submission into the Department in relation to the proposed mixed stock draft net fishery in Kerry. They recomend that the proposal be set aside until the Habitats Directive has been complied with. See submissionJune 2, 2011
The AGMs of the Slaney River Trust and the Slaney Rodfishers Association will be held at Redmonds in Bunclody on Friday 24th June starting at 7.45 pm. Notices of the AGM have been sent to members are available on the links above. Members are encouraged to attend if possible.