Slaney Catchment Tributaries – Bann and Boro
The River Boro flows eastwards from the Blackstairs Mountains for approximately 15 miles before joining the Slaney two miles south of Enniscorthy.
The Boro has an excellent run of sea trout, which are in the river from the end of June although the best fishing is from mid July to the middle of August. The Boro offers approximately ten miles of fishing, extending as far upstream as Castleboro, the best of which is from Kilcarbry to Wilton and some of which includes stocks of small wild brown trout.
The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board has developed and manage this fishery with riparian owners and have created 27 new pools in Borodale and Wilton to alleviate angling pressure in the evenings. The best flies to use are: black pennell, teal, blue and silver, peter ross and night time fishing and standard sea-trout patterns produce the best results for sea trout.
For fishing permits on the Boro, contact Danny’s Bait & Tackle Shop, Enniscorthy. Tel: 053 9243571.
The River Bann flows south from Croghan Mountain and then south westwards through Camolin before joining the Slaney 3 miles north of Enniscorthy.
This river is primarily a sea trout fishery with the best fishing downstream of Camolin between mid July and the end of August. The Bann contains stocks of small wild brown trout, sea-trout and occasional salmon. The best flies to use are: black pennell, teal, blue and silver, peter ross and night time fishing and standard sea-trout patterns produce the best results for sea trout. This water is controlled by an angling association and riparian owners.
The contact for fishing on the Bann is Michael Kenny, 10 Pairc Mhuire, Ferns – no phone number.