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Saturday 29 April 2017

Slaney 'partly closed' for fishing

The River Slaney is closed for fishing for larger salmon and trout in 2017 as part of the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme.

Inland Fisheries Ireland says scheme regulates salmon and sea trout fishing is aimed at managing the fisheries resource in a conservation focused manner to ensure Ireland's wild fish populations continue to thrive into the future. In 2017, there are 73 rivers open for angling activity across the country which will provide opportunities for fishing the natural resource on a sustainable basis.

Of these rivers, 46 are fully open and a further 27 are open on a 'catch and release' basis.

Due to the status of the fish stocks in the River Slaney, the river is closed for fishing salmon and sea trout over 40cm in size. The river remains open for brown trout and sea trout under 40cm where anglers hold a license. The Independent Standing Scientific Committee on Salmon makes the scientific assessment of the current status of all stocks which informs the salmon regulations on an annual basis. All of the 2017 salmon regulations are available to view at www.fishinginireland.info/salmon/salmontagging.htm .

Gorey Guardian

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