In 2019 there is a catch and release policy for salmon and Sea Trout fishing on the River Slaney in order to conserve stocks. As with brown trout fishing. It is prohibited to use any lure other than artificial fly with single barbless hooks, for trout on the River Slaney, and double barbless hooks for salmon

The trout and salmon season on the River Slaney commences on March 17th and finishes on August 31st for Salmon and September 16th for trout. Fishing on the River Slaney is mainly private – day tickets on Tullow Fishing Club waters are available at the Ardattin Inn, Ardattin. Or by contacting Gerard Mellett, Secretary, 0894109798

A state licence is required to fish for salmon and sea trout. The Slaney gets a good run of spring salmon and a small number of grilse also run annually. This year saw a huge increase in the numbers of sea trout caught on the Slaney, a welcome improvement in numbers over recent years

LICENCES: A state licence is only required to fish for salmon and sea trout.

All-Ireland salmon fishing licence – €100 per year.

Salmon district licence – €56 per year

21 – day All Ireland or district salmon fishing licence – €40

Under 17 All- Ireland salmon fishing licence – €10 one day

All-Ireland salmon fishing licence – €20.

These are state licences, and along with these, specific club licences are needed.

Tullow anglers operate 8 miles of bank from upstream of Tullow, towards bunclody. Licence fees are below and can be obtained from  Gerard Mellett, Secretary, 0894109798, purchase online membership by visiting or e-mailing

Trout membership = yearly €25

Trout day ticket = €10

Salmon membership yearly = €100

Salmon day ticket = €35

Junior trout member = €10

Junior Salmon member yearly = €35