• fisher man with large salmon
  • Ballycarney Swan
  • Enniscorthy Salmon
  • A March View of the River
  • Returning a salmon

The Slaney

The Slaney flows from Lugnaquilla Mountain west and then 73 miles south through Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Tullow, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and finally Wexford discharging into a 12 mile long narrow estuary. A description of the catchment area is included in the Catchment Map section of the website.

The river supports a wide range of wildlife and was until the early 1960s one of the most important spring salmon fisheries in Ireland. Following 3 periods when the river was closed for salmon fishing it is now slowly improving and is open on a catch and release basis.

The Slaney River Trust represents the interests of anglers and all others interested in protecting and enhancing the river its resources and ecology. Details of our objectives and work carried out over recent years are available in the What We Do Section of the website

Enter our great Members Photo Competition and win 3 days fishing on 3 separate beats.

Our latest News & Events

Catch and Release

We have been asked to remind everyone of the importance of handling fish carefully when practising catch and release. The best practice is to keep the fish in the water at all times... READ MORE

Season 2021

Given the ongoing Covid restrictions we are not putting up weekly reports and photos at present. As can be seen on the webcam the river has now dropped considerably and is absolutely gin... READ MORE

Water Blitz Launch

A Water Blitz is being organised by the Water Institute at DCU in conjunction with Earthwatch Europe. This event is asking citizen scientists countrywide to sample and test the water quality in their... READ MORE