Yearly Archives: 2017

Draft Proposals for 2018

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This update from the SRT board is in relation to the draft proposals by Inland Fisheries to open the River Slaney to salmon fishing on a catch and release basis from the 12th May next year. While we welcome the fact that the river will be open we feel the opening date proposed is illogical and misguided.

To view our objection click here: the draft proposals. 

This objection very simply states why the proposed opening date is unacceptable, given the fiasco that took place last season when legitimate anglers were removed from the banks and were replaced by large numbers of poachers who killed significant numbers of salmon.

Over the past 12 months we have fought hard to represent your views at the highest level. We have had four high level meetings with Ministers Kyne and Kehoe at Leinster House, one of which was attended by IFI’s CEO Dr. Ciaran Byrne. The two items we have been fighting hard for relate firstly, to the opening of the Slaney to salmon fishing in 2018 (opening on March 17th) and, secondly, to end the trapping of salmon and sea trout at the Clohamon tailrace. We continue to address these issues and will be dealing directly with the Ministers and Dr Ciaran Byrne over the coming weeks. We have not given up hope of influencing critical decisions which will be made prior to the end of this year.

In relation to next season and the draft proposals, the Department has again offered a 30 day public consultation period. This gives us an opportunity to submit observations/objections to the proposed regulations. If you would like your voice to be heard, it is essential you object as soon as possible.

Any person may submit observations/objections to the draft regulations at any time during the period of 30 days concluding on 14th December 2017, either to the address below or by e-mail to All submissions received will be published on the Department’s website following the conclusion of the consultation period.

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

Thank you for your support and communication this year. We can assure you that we share your frustration and dismay in relation to what took place last season and are equally concerned it will continue in 2018. Let’s hope that together we can influence change.


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).

2017 AGM Notice

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As previously notified, the AGM will be held on Friday, 24th February at 7.00 pm in Redmond’s, Bunclody. All are welcome to attend, both members and non- members alike. We hope to see a full house as we have many important decisions to make on the night. Please click here for the Agenda.

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.