The Boyne River (Oldbridge to Navan)
Angling Byelaw 936, 2015 This Bye-law prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified in the Bye-law, and revokes Angling Bye-law No. 930, 2014.
THE EVENING RISE CAN PRODUCE SOME NICE TROUT TO THE DRY FLY
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.
THE BLACKCASTLE FISHERY, NAVAN, CO. MEATH
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
Hayestown Angling Club: Secretary, Sean Monaghan, Kentstown,
Navan, Co. Meath.
Tel: (Europe) 00 353 46 9025179 (U.S.A.) 011 353 46 9925179
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
- Drogheda Angling Centre
Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Tel: 041 9872943 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Top Gun Sports
50 Magdalene Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Tel: +35341 9842225. Email: email@example.com
Navan & District Anglers Association
- Clarks Sports Den,
Trimgate Street, Navan, Co.Meath.
Tel: +353 46 9021130
- Anglers World
Balmoral Industrial Est, Navan.
Tel: +353 46 9071866
- Seamus Lenihan
Clonardon, Garlow Cross, Navan, Co. Meath.
Tel: +353 (0)46 90 25787
- Colm Lynch,
Tel: +353 (0)87 2044996
- Peter Cunningham,
Drogheda Angling Centre, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Telephone: +353 (0) 41 98 72943 Mobile: +353 86 4682516
Map of River Boyne (Oldbridge to Navan)
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