Yearly Archives: 2014

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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.

Clohamon Weir Application

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Hogg Enterprises Limited have submitted an application dated 28 July seeking permission to upgrade their hydro scheme at Clohamon. This follows the ruling that that an  application submitted on 26 May was invalid due to issues with the siting of the site notice. The new application can be inspected on the councils website under reference 20140577.

Bank Work Planned by Wexford CC in August

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Ken Dodd, Chair of Environment sub com. has been informed that Wexford CC intend to carry out work on the bank of the Slaney, downstream of Bunclody during the month of August. He understands that Wexford CC has all the necessary permissions that are required. Ken has discussed this proposal at some length with the engineer involved and has made suggestions that should mitigate the impact of the works.

Guage Web Cam Fixed

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The Webcam at the gauge has been fixed  as of the evening of Friday the 11th.

Clohamon Wier Planning update

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Wexford County Council have declared the planning application to upgrade the Clohamon Weir Hydro scheme invalid due to issues with the public display of the site notice. Prior to this unexpected development strong objections  had been lodged by IFI, The Department of Arts , Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Environment section of Wexford County Council. It remains to be seen whether the application will be resubmitted.

 

Webcam is down. Sea trout very slow

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Unfortunately the Webcam is down at present. It may take a little while to fix.

For the second year in row the sea trout run on the Slaney has been very slow. Anglers are reporting very few fish being seen or met on the main river.

August 2013 Clohamon Weir Tailrace incident

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Following a request  at the  recent SRT AGM members may be interested in reviewing the attached report with photographs prepared at the time by SRT Environmental Committee Chairman Ken Dodd on the release of 127 salmon and circa 500 sea trout trapped in the tailrace of Clohamon Weir last year.

Planning application for Clohamon Weir Hydro scheme lodged

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A planning application for  an upgrade of the existing Hydro scheme at Clohamon weir has been lodged with Wexford County Council. Details can be found under the planning reference number 20140361 on the councils website

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