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Visit to Spawning Redds Re-Scheduled for this coming Sunday 22nd November

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The annual trip to the spawning redds will now go ahead this coming Sunday after being moved from last weekend due to high water levels.

The plan is to meet at Fenton’s Lounge, Glen of Imaal at 1pm sharp.

If you are interested in going please email secretary@slaneyrivertrust.ie together with your mobile number so that we can let you know in the event of cancellation due to water conditions or if plans change for any other reason.

Visit to spawning Redds Sunday 15th November 2015

Posted on by David

Weather and water levels permitting we are planning the annual  visit to the spawning redds on Sunday 15th November. Derek Hanley and Ger Fogarty of the Defence Forces  have once again 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 is to meet at Fenton’s Lounge, Glen of Imaal at 1pm sharp.

If you are interested in going please email secretary@slaneyrivertrust.ie together with your mobile number so that we can let you know in the event of cancellation due to water conditions or if plans change for any other reason.

Danny’s Angling Store Enniscorthy

Posted on by David

Danny’s Tackle shop has launched a new website. This excellent well stocked shop located in Enniscorthy can now be checked out by logging onto www.dannysanglingstore.com

Fishing Report 14th July

Posted on by David

Salmon fishing along the river since the last report on the 22nd May has been slow. The river has been low during most of this period though so this is not surprising. Any rise in water has brought some salmon in and fish have been caught.

After a very slow start to the sea trout fishing anglers were very concerned about another poor season but thankfully the run picked up considerably towards the end of June and fishing is currently pretty good. Anglers have reported good bags of fish with trout averaging between 3/4 – 1 lb with some hitting the 2 1/2 lb mark. Please remember there is a bag limit of 3 sea trout per day. The best time to fish is between 9.30 and midnight with silver flies doing best. Patterns to try include the Kill Devil Spider, Teal Blue and Silver, Alexandra and the Butcher but these fresh run fish aren’t overly fussy. Tight lines!

Fishing Report 22nd May

Posted on by David

The long awaited rain arrived at the start of May and as a result there has been reasonable fishing along the river. The general view is that the run is much lighter than the previous 2 seasons and the fish that are entering the system seem to be running hard to the upper reaches. Congratulations to Brain Hennessy for landing this magnificent fish of 41″ and estimated at 24 lbs. Incredibly this is Brian’s fourth big fish off the river this Spring, landing 3 others around the 20 lbs mark. You’ll see the fish was seal marked which had been reported a lot this year, another example is this fish caught a few weeks ago who also had a lucky escape. Another big fish was landed the day after Brian’s by Tom Tynan of 38″, which was estimated at 20 lbs. For most anglers though the fishing has been hit and miss, some have been lucky to meet one or two fish during a day but others reported touching or seeing zilch. Small pods of fish are entering the river but it’s just luck if they are there when your fly is in the water. Paddy Donegan had a few fish from Kilbride over the past month including this one and a visiting angler from the UK, Nigel Teague had this 12 pounder from Clohamon last Sunday and the day before this fish was landed.

Fishing Report 27th April

Posted on by David

The sunny south east has lived up to it’s billing over the past few weeks with blue skies and very little rainfall, this is despite most other parts of the country having plenty of rain. Fishing conditions have been far from ideal as a result with very low water for this time of year. Most anglers are waiting for rain and not many fish have been landed. On the bright side there have been a number of superb fish caught with at least 4 fish in the high teens to low twenties reported over the past two weeks. Tiernan Sludds caught this fabulous fish on Friday 24th March at Enniscorthy while the day before a fish estimated close to 25lbs was landed. Other fish reported are averaging in the mid teens. These big fish might well be returning for the second or even third time to spawn. Now that the river is strictly open on a catch and release basis and with no commercial netting it seems that these fish are at last getting a chance to survive, even if they are currently in relatively small numbers. We are all hoping for rain now and this weeks forecast is a little more encouraging, lets just hope the Wicklow mountains don’t miss out yet again!

Fishing Report 11th April

Posted on by David

Fishing over the past couple of weeks has generally been slow with a trickle of fish running the river. Water levels have been good during the period but many anglers have put in quite a few days with not so much as a pull. Others have been lucky including this angler with the first fish from the Kilbride beat and another a few days later. Fishing at Enniscorthy has been quiet but anglers have had a few, this one being the first of the season. Fish have been reported from many beats including Riversdale, Ballycarney, Clobemon, Tombrick, Strahart, The Wood and Clohamon, so the few that are about, seem to be well spread out. What many beats require now is a good flood as water levels are getting quite low. What is encouraging is that anglers are reporting seeing quite a few fish, but this is probably a result of the catch and release policy, which is clearly essential given the lack of a proper run of springers. Anglers are reminded to please join the Slaney Rod Fishers Association, your support is essential in order to keep the organisation going. This can be paid online, by post or by paying at the AGM on the 24th April at 7.30 pm in the Millrace Hotel, Bunclody.

Slaney River Trust & Slaney Rod Fishers Accounts 2014

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The accounts for 2014 are now available. Click here for the Slaney Rodfishers Accounts and here for the Slaney River Trust Accounts. If you have any questions you are welcome to email treasurer@slaneyrivertrust.ie or you can ask questions at the AGM.

Extra Water Brings a Few Fish Up

Posted on by David

The rain over the past few days had brought a few fresh fish up. Three anglers had their first fish of the season today (30/03/15), two of which were sea liced including Eamonn Power with this fish.

Fishing Slows down after first few days

Posted on by Brian

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.

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