Fishing Reports and Availability
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Salmon & Sea Trout fishing reports
2 weeks ending 19.5.19May 21st, 2019
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.
Week ending 5/5/19May 7th, 2019
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 28/4/19April 29th, 2019
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 email@example.com.
Net Marked FishApril 28th, 2019
In an earlier post we referred to reports of net marked fish and asked for any photos. In response we have been sent / pointed to these 3 photo’s of fish landed in April 2019. The sides are clearly marked but there doesnt appear to be extensive bleeding and fin damage of the type we used to see with the drfit nets. If you have any comments or more photos please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you spotted any lamprey?April 25th, 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) are always on the lookout for records of lamprey in the River Slaney. Ireland has 3 species of lamprey – brook (12cm), river (30cm) and sea lamprey (70-90cm). All 3 species are of conservation concern and are listed in Annex II of the EU Habitats Directive. Brook lamprey are resident in freshwater all year round but river and sea lamprey migrate from the marine environment to spawn in freshwater. While brook lamprey are widespread and abundant in the Slaney, river and sea lamprey are much more scarce. Lamprey spawn between March – June and we would be extremely grateful if you could send any records of sightings (including date and location) to email@example.com. Many thanks.
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.
Any angler with reports on the trout fishig please email webmaster
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.
If any fishery owner would like their contact details to be on the site please contact webmaster.