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Fly Only Above Enniscorthy Old Bridge

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The new bye law for 2012 has introduced  a ban on the use of prawn, shrimp and worm below Enniscorthy old bridge and fishing above the bridge will be fly only when the fishing opens on 17 March. The entire river will be catch and release for salmon and seatrout over 40 cms. It appears that the national bag limit of 3 seatrout under 40 cms a day applies

Slaney to Open for Catch and Release on 17 March 2012

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The Slaney River Trust is delighted to report that, following representations to the minister the river will be open for catch and release from 17 March 2012 rather than the 12 May as originally proposed in the Draft regulations. The details of the Bye Law and regulations for all rivers are on the IFI site.

Trip to Redds & American Salmon take to the road.

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A really enjoyable day out was had by about 15 Members and friends who attended the trip to Redds hosted by Stephen Byrne from IFI Clonmel. A report and photos will be posted when the redd counts are complete. In the meantime the Atlantic Salmon Trust web site reports that spring fish have been trapped by low water on the river Teme in England while in the US a video shows salmon swimming across the road after flooding.

Blackwater Weir to be removed

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Following legal agreemnt between the parties the Clonduline wier on the famous Careysville fishery is be removed next year according to a Ministerial press release.

Carnew Scouts Kick Sampling Trip

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A group of Carnew scouts supported by the SRT carried out a Kick Sampling exercise on 6 October. You can see the initial report and photos here

Impact of Invasive Weed

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IFI’s press release on the closure and drainage of a section of the Grand Canal due to the need to eradicate NewZealand Pygmy weed highlights the danger posed by the introduction of foreign invasive species. The Slaney already suffers from the impact of Himalaya Balsam and we must be vigilant to prevent unwanted introductions of plants and fish.

2010 Catch Statistics Released

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The 2010 Salmon and Sea Trout Catch Statistics have just been released and show that  a total of 441 sea trout (over 40cms) were reported landed on the Slaney – 20% of the national Rod and line catch. Intuitively the number seems high and I wonder if anglers may be including fish below 40cms in error. While the river was closed for Salmon angling that year 17 salmon were reported as caught and released  by anglers fishing for other species.

Draft regulations propose catch and release opening on 12 May 2012

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Minister Pat Rabbitte has announced the draft regulations governing salmon tags and quotas for 2012. The Public has until 4 December to comment. The proposal for the Slaney is that the river is closed untl 11 May and catch and release thereafter.

Trip to Redds Planned for 26 November

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There is a trip to the Redds planned for 26 November -see Events and Notices  below for details

Proposed Trip to the Redds on 26 November

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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 webmaster@slaneyrivertrust.ie 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.

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