Welcome

The Slaney

The Slaney flows from Lugnaquilla Mountain west and then 73 miles south through Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Tullow, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and finally Wexford discharging into a 12 mile long narrow estuary.

The river supports a wide range of wildlife and was until the early 1960s one of the most important spring salmon fisheries in Ireland.

Click here for a more detailed description of the catchment area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cam

River Cam Live

The live river cam shows the condition and depth of the water downstream from Bunclody. The pictures are updated every 5 minutes. The River Cam page has snapshots going back to midday the previous Sunday.

News

See more articles on our 'News & Info' page.

  • Road Works Run off?

    This photo which was taken recently shows a lot of dirt in the river in Enniscorthy. It has been suggested that it came from work on M11 completion and highlights the need for continued vigilance in respect of both construction and agricultural runoff. Any pollution spotted should be reported to the IFI hotline.

  • 2 weeks ending 19.5.19

    While the river was generally quiet for the last 2 weeks there was a flurry of action on several lower beats last weekend as a few pods of fish appeared with reports of 3 fish lost by one angler on Saturday. A little further upstream an angler landed 3 the next day including this one. It seems they have now mostly run through.

    Upstream has been slow but Ger Mellet got this one on the Tullow water a couple of weeks ago.

  • Members Insurance

    Your annual membership fee of €50 includes insurance cover via the Salmon and Sea Trout Recreational Anglers block policy. A copy of the Schedule can been seen here

  • Week ending 5/5/19

    This week was a similar story to last with individual fish being met along the river with one in two being lost or just touched. Fish still seem to be running rather than taking up residence. In reality fishing has not been easy and you need to stick at it. Perseverance was rewarded with Mossy’s first of the season. (It was actually caught on Monday 6th.)

  • Week ending 28/4/19

    The past week had a mixture of weather with bright sunshine and low clear water changing to a choclate flood at the weekend. Activity on the river slowed down but there were still a number of fresh fish running as can be seen from these photos. If you have any photos or reports please email info@slaneyrivertrust.ie.

Events and Notices

  • Members Insurance

    Your annual membership fee of €50 includes insurance cover via the Salmon and Sea Trout Recreational Anglers block policy. A copy of the Schedule can been seen here

  • 2019 Regulations

    For 2019 the river is open for catch and release only for salmon from 1 April to 31 August. The regulations are set out here. Above the railway bridge in Enniscorthy fishing is fly only with barbless singles or doubles. A maximum of 3 seatrout under 40cms may be kept in any 24 hour period. All seatrout over 40 cms must be returned. While we are allowed use barbless doubles singles are very effective if the fish is held tightly.

     

  • 2019 Membership and AGM Notice

    Our AGM will be held on Friday 5th April at 7.15 pm in Redmond’s, Bunclody. All are welcome to attend, both members and non-members alike. An agenda, together with a set of annual accounts, will be posted on our website prior to then.

    All the work carried out by your board is on a voluntary basis. We are working tirelessly on your behalf on many critical issues along the river. We made a huge effort in relation to the opening of the river. Without this pressure and negotiations at the very highest level we believe the river would be closed. We are working on the Clohamon Millrace project, and are making good progress in relation to finding a solution to the catastrophic grid issue. We are involved in implementing a system to protect the river from poaching, including recruiting additional water keepers. We provide anglers with an excellent river gauge and provide fishing reports on a regular basis through-out the season. We invest in insurance for all our members.

    These important items consume many man hours and incur considerable expenditure, all of which are funded by membership subscriptions alone.

    The subscription amount for 2019 is €50. As in previous years, it includes Public and Personal Accident insurance cover.

    Payment can be made by:

    1. Posting a cheque to Thomas Mernagh, Ballybawn Lane, Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford made payable to Slaney Rodfishers Association.
    2. Via our PayPal facility.
    3. At the AGM.
    4. By direct transfer with your name as reference to:

    BOI                                   Slaney Rod Fishers Current Account

    Account Number             62533355

    IBAN                                IE62 BOFI 9065 6662 5333 55

    BIC                                   BOFIIE2D

    Thank you to those who support every year. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

  • AGM Notice 2019

    Our AGM will be held on Friday, 5th April at 7.15 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 plenty to cover including an update on the start of the 2019 season (hopefully fish to report), poaching prevention and the Clohamon Tail Race project. An Agenda, together with a set of our annual accounts, will be posted prior to the evening. We very much hope to see you then.