You must be in possession of your salmon and sea trout licence before fishing.
We have recently changed how this site works. You are now responsible for downloading and printing your own licence and logbook. Please allow up to 4 working days for tags postage (where applicable) so be sure to order on time if you want to harvest a fish.
Anglers are reminded that they must return their completed logbook and unused tags to their Inland Fisheries Ireland office within 7 days of the licence expiry and no later than 19th October of the relevant year
You can apply for a new licence or a renewal of your old licence in four short steps. Your new licence and logbook will be emailed to you and you must print it yourself. Where tags are required they will be issued to you within four working days. ANGLERS MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A VALID LICENCE WHILST FISHING FOR SALMON OR SEA TROUT. For information of the types on Salmon Licences available and the online licence sales system in general please click on the FAQ link opposite.
The Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme is administered by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). This Scheme provides information for anglers on rivers which are open and closed, information on bag limits, use of gill tags, mandatory Catch & Release, recording the relevant details in your logbook, returning your completed logbook and unused gills tags to your local IFI office by 19th October of the relevant year.
Please note that these regulations and bye-laws are subject to change. Contact your local IFI office for information on individual rivers
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