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Salmon and sea trout fishing in the East

River Boyne

Navan, Slane, Co. Meath & Drogheda, Co. Louth

The season runs from 1st of March to September 30th. Best times are late August and September. Catch and release only for 2016. More about the River Boyne.

River Fane

Blackrock, Knockbridge, Iniskeen, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Sea trout fishing is best at night from June to September. Anglers must use single barbless hooks. The season runs from 1st February to 12th October. Fane. Catch and release only for 2016

More about the River Fane

Open, closed and catch and release fisheries

Table 1:Open Fisheries

No. 17(2) or Dundalk District

  • Glyde (brown tag required – code F3)

National bag limit for sea trout – anglers can catch 3 sea trout in a 24 hour period (in open rivers).

No. 1 or Dublin District

  • Liffey - Lower (downstream of Leixlip dam)   - CATCH AND RELEASE   - 1st January onwards

No. 17(1) or Drogheda District

  • Boyne**

No. 17(2) or Dundalk District

  • Castletown*
  • Fane
  • Dee**
Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only

 

No. 17(2) or Dundalk District

  • Flurry
Table 3: Closed fisheries
CLOSED TO ANGLING FOR ALL SALMON AND FOR SEA TROUT OVER 40CM AND OPEN TO ANGLING FOR SEA TROUT UNDER 40CM

No. 1 or Dublin District

  • Liffey - Upper  (upstream of Leixlip dam)  - CLOSED
  • Dargle
  • Vartry

 

Local regulations

The River Avoca prohibits the taking of any sea trout (under 40cm) as well as prohibiting the use of worms as bait and any fish hooks other than single barbless hooks in angling for sea trout (under 40cm) (bye-law no. 930, 2014).

In the rivers, that are open (when the bag limit has been reached) or where catch and release applies or where fishing for sea trout under 40cm in a closed river;

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