Slaney River Trust Ltd

Slaney River Trust Ltd (“Slaney River Trust”) represents clubs, fishery owners and anglers on the river Slaney who are committed to working in partnership with communities in the Slaney Valley, with government at national and local level (in particular Inland Fisheries Ireland), and all others who have an interest in improving the ecology, fisheries and wildlife of the river.

Slaney River Trust is structured as a company limited by guarantee. It was incorporated in 2005 as the successor to Slaney Rodfishers Association ( later renamed Slaney Anglers Development Association Ltd. ) which was established in 1956 to promote development of the Slaney salmon fishery.

Slaney River Trust has received approval from the Revenue Commissioners as a charitable organisation.

Slaney Rodfishers Association

When the Revenue Commissioners granted Slaney River Trust charitable status they required that the ‘angling club’ activities of Slaney River Trust be moved into a separate organisation, because they do not grant charitable status to sporting clubs. The Slaney Rodfishers Association was set up for this purpose. It collects members’ subscriptions and provides insurance cover for members. Its members are automatically members of the Slaney River Trust.

Slaney River Foundation Ltd.

Slaney River Foundation Ltd. is the third organisation in the overall Slaney River Trust group. It was set up as a fundraising arm for new projects. It too has received approval from the Revenue Commissioners as a charitable organisation.


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 recently one of the most important spring salmon fisheries in Ireland.

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