Fishing Reports and Availability
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Salmon & Sea Trout fishing reports
Emergency Meeting and AGMJanuary 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.
SRT Objection to Closure – UpdateJanuary 20th, 2017
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.
Poacher Charged for Killing Slaney SalmonJune 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.
Slaney Rodfishers & Slaney River Trust Accounts 2015June 8th, 2016
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Fishing Report 30 May 2016May 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.
Brown trout fishing reports
FISH TRAPPED AT CLOHAMON TAILRACE YET AGAINJuly 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 UrrinJune 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 DryflyMay 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.
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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.
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