• A Fine April 2022 Slaney Springer
  • A 2021 Slaney Springer on the Redds
  • November 2021 spawning pool
  • A 2021 Slaney Springer
  • The River on a May Evening

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

Our latest News & Events

Successful Proscetuction Of Poachers

IFI has issued a press release detailing the prosecution of two Tullow based individuals who were fishing out of season, using illegal gear and obstructing a fisheries officer. One of the offenders was... READ MORE

2022 Spawning and Stock Levels

The river remained very high for almost the entire spawning period which made it very difficult for IFI staff to assess the level of activity on the redds but from anecdotal reports, it... READ MORE