Fishing Reports and Availability

Fishing Reports

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Salmon & Sea Trout fishing reports

  • Emergency Meeting and AGM

    January 20th, 2017

    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.



  • Poacher Charged for Killing Slaney Salmon

    June 16th, 2016

    An illegal fisherman who who caught and killed a salmon while trespassing on the river Slaney has been charged €600 (in addition to costs). The case was brought by Inland Fisheries Ireland.  Click here for more details.

  • Fishing Report 30 May 2016

    May 30th, 2016

    Fishing in May continued in the same pattern as March and April with small numbers of fish making a dash for the upper reaches. Some of these were intercepted by those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time but fishing has been patchy. Most beats have had fish and some anglers have had up to 3 fish in a day. This warm dry weather could well put an end to the Spring fishing for 2016 and the hope now is that the sea trout arrive. The first trout usually run at the start of June with the peak usually being the last week in June and the first week of July. There is also the hope of a summer run of grilse and salmon, which could materialise, as it did in 2012 when the main run of fish was very late, providing excellent sport in July.

  • Workshop: The Role and Formation of River Trusts in Ireland

    May 30th, 2016

    In conjunction with the Irish International Fly Fair, the Dibney River Conservation Trust and the Atlantic Salmon Trust invite you to attend this important workshop.

    Attendance is free but places are limited and you must book a place online

    Date: Friday, 1st July 2016
    Location: Killyleagh Community Centre, Killyleagh, Co Down,
    Time: 09.30 to 16.00

    Objectives of the Workshop:

    • To bring together the existing River Trusts in Ireland and those planning on forming Trusts, to share experiences and advice.


Brown trout fishing reports


    July 28th, 2016

    Over 200 salmon and over 2,000 sea trout have been removed by Inland Fisheries Ireland from the Mill Race at Clohamon during a rescue operation carried out on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July. Significant numbers of fish were trapped as a result of breaching the screen (click here for image) at the end of the tailrace. As in previous years, it appeared to be damaged allowing large fish to enter the tailrace in addition to huge numbers of sea trout. It is also clear that many fish trapped would have entered regardless of any damage to the screen. This incident reconfirms what most of us already know, that the Hydroelctric operation and associated Tailrace at Clohamon is an environmental disaster for migratory fish on the river Slaney. This latest incident has highlighted the importance of finding a sustainable solution in preventing fish entering the tailrace. The Slaney River Trust have been constantly emphasising how vital it is that a solution is found. The Slaney River Trust have a meeting scheduled with IFI next week.

  • Brownies up to half pound in Urrin

    June 4th, 2012

    Anglers out on the Urrin have reported brown trout up to 1/2 pound along with the usual smaller fish. While one or two early seatrout have been seen there are no  reports of any been landed as yet.

    There has also been  reasonable brown trout fishing in Baltinglass and Rathfilly area. IFI electro fishing for alien species produced no Dace but we heard of a brown trout in the 3lb class!

  • Brown Trout Now Taking Dryfly

    May 26th, 2011

    Reports from  the Baltinglass area are that in addition to nymphs and wet flies trout are now moving to small dry fly patterns. The fish are generally on the small size for the time of year.

    Any angler with reports on the trout fishig please email  webmaster

Fishing availability

Fishing on the Slaney is controlled by a variety of Angling Clubs, Syndicates and Riparian owners. Day tickets are available from the Angling clubs and occasionally from some Riparian Owners and Syndicates. Background on some of the angling clubs on the river are included in the Angling Clubs and Permits section of the site.

Anglers interested in obtaining fishing can enquire from the following:


Clohamon Fishery: Contact David Dobbs tel 0879673111

Enniscorthy Anglers: Salmon €25 per day, Trout €10 for 2 consectuctive days. Contact Danny’s Angling and Outdoors, St Senans Rd, Enniscorthy.  Tel: 087 9005991.

Solsboro Fishing Association: Contact Bernard Cash (daytime only) Tel 087 9225536 .

Tullow Salmon and Trout Anglers Association: Salmon & Seatrout fishing day tickets available. Contact Tom Dawson, Ballon Hill, Ballon, Co. Carlow,  087-9940877.

Moyadie, Monfin, Glass Door and upper Ballycarney beats; Contact Francis Fanning of Fanning Land & Property Services  on 086 2650670 or 053 9422601.

If any fishery owner would like their contact details to be on the site please contact webmaster.