Trout Fishing in the East

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The Boyne River (Oldbridge to Navan)

The Boyne has all the fly hatches associated with a limestone river. The most prolific hatches include olives and sedges and there can also be good hatches of the mayfly Ephemera danica. There are a number of popular fishing locations in the Navan area and these are located at Kilcarn, Blackcastle and Dunmoe. There is also good trout fishing in the Stackallen area and downstream of Slane at the Scabby Arch, Crewbawn, Johnsons, Rossnaree and Staleen. Fishing can be good all year round depending on weather and water conditions but the best of the fishing is from mid May to mid September. Some of these areas can weed up in summer but there is still a lot of accessible water. Anglers wishing to fish for wild brown trout on the river Boyne must have the necessary permission and permit from the local Angling Association.



Angling Clubs

The following angling clubs hold waters on the River Boyne:

Drogheda & District Anglers Club: Secretary, John Murphy
39 Anville Cresent, Drogheda Co. Louth.
Tel: +353 86 3413350

Rossin, Slane & District Anglers Club: Secretary Mr. Peter Cunningham,
Tel: +353 87 3152236

Hayestown Angling Club: Secretary, Sean Monaghan, Kentstown, Navan, Co. Meath.
Tel: (Europe) 00 353 46 9025179 (U.S.A.) 011 353 46 9925179

Navan & District Anglers Association: Secretary, Colm Gallagher .
e-mail: Web:

Fishing Tip: Use a small nymph under the dry fly when brown trout fishing, if the trout are rising short.


Permits and day memberships for the above angling association waters are available from the secretaries of the above named Angling Associations and the following local tackle dealers.

Rossin, Slane & District Anglers Club and Drogheda & Distict Anglers Club

Navan & District Anglers Association

Guide Services

Map of River Boyne (Oldbridge to Navan)

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