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  • Fine Gael Minister Paul Keogh TD

    January 23rd, 2018

    The Slaney River Trust would like to sincerely thank Minster Paul Keogh for his invaluable support over the past 12 months. This unwavering support, provided by a man who is extremely busy, ensured that the Slaney River Trust had the opportunity to represent our members views at high level meetings in Leinster House with Minister Sean Kyne, Inland Fisheries and IFI’s CEO Dr. Ciaran Byrne. While the outcome regarding the closure of the river and the issues at Clohamon have not been resolved, significant progress has been made on both fronts. Minister Keogh’s commitment and desire to assist the Slaney River Trust in the protection and enhancement of the River Slaney is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
    We look forward to updating you all with some positive news at our AGM on 9th March in Redmonds, Buclody at 7 pm.

  • 2018 AGM Notice

    January 23rd, 2018

    Our AGM will be held on Friday, 9th march 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 there is much to cover including matters relating to the opening of the river on 1st May, poaching prevention and the Clohamon Tail Race. An Agenda, together with a set of our annual accounts, will be posted shortly.

  • Draft Proposals for 2018

    November 26th, 2017

    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

    April 20th, 2017

    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

    February 13th, 2017

    Please click here to view the Slaney River Trust’s objection to the proposed closure of the River Slaney to salmon fishing in 2017.