Salmon and sea trout fishing in the South

  1. River Slaney
  2. River Nore
  3. River Suir

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Salmon fishing in the South

The best salmon fishing

River Nore

Kilkenny, Thomastown Inistioge Co. Kilkenny - Catch & Release for 2016

Season: 17th of March – 30th of September and best time of year is June to September depending on water. Find out more about the River Nore.

The best sea trout fishing

River Colligan

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Good run of fish with a good average size depending on water levels. Permit required. More Information and permits at the Baumann’s tackle shop, in Dungarvan. Fly fishing only with spinning allowed in high coloured water conditions. Sea Trout over 40 cms must be returned alive to the water. The season is from 17th of March to the 30th of September. Best times are from June until September. Salmon fishing is Catch and Release only in 2015.

Open, Closed and Catch and Release fisheries

Table 1:Open Fisheries

 

No. 2 or Wexford District

  • Slaney*

No. 3 or Waterford District

  • Colligan*
  • Suir inlcuding Clodiagh, Lingaun and Waterford Blackwater
  • Nore
  • Corrock*
  • Barrow
  • Pollmounty
Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only

 

No. 2 or Wexford District

  • Avoca *
  • Owenavorragh*

No. 3 or Waterford District

  • Owenduff*
  • Mahon *
  • Tay *
Table 3: Closed fisheries

Local regulations

The following rivers prohibit 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. 935, 2015).

 

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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