Fishing Reports and Availability
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Salmon & Sea Trout fishing reports
Sea Trout still conspicuous by their absenceJuly 10th, 2013
The sea trout run has still not materialised to any great extent and members are starting to worry they may not just simply be delayed by the cold spring. The low water means that salmon fishing is a virtual standstill except for the Enniscorthy bridge area. The seals are active in several areas as fish wait for fresh water and a chance run upstream.
sea trout slow to arriveJune 18th, 2013
While there are a few early arrivals in the river by and large the sea trout have been to slow to arrive in any numbers. I wonder whether like most things this year this very cold spring has delayed their arrival?
The two recent small floods have brought a number of fresh salmon into the river.
Report week ended 2 JuneJune 2nd, 2013
The Enniscorthy stretch continues to perform well with several fish caught during the week including this one caught by Tony Smith. The fish, caught on a home tied cascade, was Tony’s first salmon. While the low water has slowed things down, there is clearly still a run of fresh fish coming into the river The really exciting thing is the quality of the fish this season. One angler fishing further upstream made 2 evening visits to the river during the week and was rewarded a sealiced 16 lber on Wednesday followed by a 13lber on Saturday both on a small yellow shrimp on a floating line.
Enniscorthy gives Stephen his first salmonMay 31st, 2013
Regular sea angler Stephen Colgan decided to try his luck in fresh water on the Enniscorthy local Anglers stretch below the old bridge last week and was rewarded with this fish straight off the tide. Since then there has been a steady trickle of fish through the stretch with further good catches in the last few days.
Report week ending 20 MayMay 20th, 2013
Following a bout of heavy rain the week started off with a bang with Tiernan’s big fish in Enniscorthy. A number of other high double figure fish were lost including one by Eanna Murphy which broke him by wrapping itself around a rock on the Farmleigh stretch. The good fishing was spread along the river with one beat producing 4 fish on Thursday and several lost. Also on Thursday Stuart Feeney landed 2 fish at Kildavin, and Mary Harkin one further downstream on Friday. By the week end the sun and dry weather started to take its toll and I would expect the river to quieten down a bit until we see another fresh.
Brown trout fishing reports
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:
Ballintemple Fishery: Contact Tom Butler on 059 9155037 or 086 8179238
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: Seatrout fishing only in 2012. Contact John Duffy, Old Chapel Lane, Tullow Co Carlow tel 059 9152740.
Moyadie, Monfin, Glass Door and upper Ballycarney beats; Contact David French of Fanning French and Associates on 087 9221833.
Farmleigh Fishery: Contact Carmel Gormley on 087 2539474.
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