The River Boro rises at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains and flows in an easterly direction for approximately 15 miles before entering the river Slaney about two miles below Enniscorthy. The river flows through open countryside and is tree lined along much of its course. The Borodale area is particularly beautiful and contains a number of good holding pools.
This river get's an excellent run of sea trout and there are fish in the river from the end of June. The best of the fishing is from mid July to the middle of August and thereafter fish are taken in the higher reaches. In all, there is about ten miles of fishing on this river, extending as far upstream as Castleboro. Fishing is controlled by Inland Fisheries Ireland and riparian owners. There can be heavy angling pressure in the evenings and a development program has been implemented by IFI to help alleviate the pressure. a number bof new pools have ben created in the Boro Dale and Wilton areas.
Location: Co. Wexford. The main towns in the area are Enniscorthy and Clonroche
Season: Fishing takes place from March 10th to September 15th.
Fish Species: The Boro contains stocks of small wild brown trout and but is primarily a sea-trout river.
Methods: Fishing must be consistent with bye laws for the time being in force as well as the current rules and regulations set out by Inland Fisheries Ireland and riparian owners.
Bye-law 897 of 2012 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified and revokes both Angling Bye-law No. 888, 2011 and Eastern Fisheries Region (Angling) Bye-law No. 824, 2007. The list of waters this bye law applies to is available at the following link: ANGLING BYE-LAW NO. 897, 2012 [.pdf, 19 KB]
Best Flies: black pennell, teal, blue and silver, peter ross
Angling Club: This water is controlled by IFI and riparian owners
Fishing Tip: Night time fishing and standard sea-trout patterns produce the best results for sea trout.
Permits: Permits for this river may be purchased from the
Charles Cullen, Fishing Tackle, 14 Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel: 054 33478.
Miles Kehoe, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel: 054 33588
G. Mc Auley, Sport and Style, Rafter Street, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel: 054 33317