• 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


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Our latest News & Events

WebCam now password protected

As agreed at the AGM the WebCam is now password protected and is only available for the use of paid-up members. If you have not yet paid your 2021 subscription or are joining... READ MORE

Take Care of our Smolts

We are heading into the peak period of the Smolt run and it is so important that as many as possible make it safely to the sea. Ken Whelan explains below how best... READ MORE

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