Salmon and sea trout angling regulations for 2018

//Salmon and sea trout angling regulations for 2018

Salmon and sea trout angling regulations for 2018

The salmon regulations for the 2018 season have been published.

78 rivers should be open for angling, of which:

  • 42 rivers should be open, as a surplus of fish has been identified in these rivers;
  •  36 rivers should be classified as open for ‘Catch and Release’ angling.

68 rivers should be closed, as they have no surplus of fish available for harvest.

All the information regarding open, closed and catch and release rivers, including Statutory Instruments and Bye Laws, is available online at: Salmon Fishing Regulations




  1. Bosco Coyle March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to buy a Foyle area Extension licence online?

    • Myles Kelly March 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Bosco,
      We expect to be able to offer this licence for sale online shortly. We just have to make some arrangements with the Loughs Agency first.
      In the meantime you can buy this from our Ballyshannon Office or the local distributors.
      Tight lines,

  2. Donal foley March 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I always buy South Western area so can I renew license for this area

    • Myles Kelly March 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Donal,
      Your choices for fishing in the South West are you buy either a Cork or Kerry District licence. If you will be fishing across the 2 areas it makes more sense to get the Annual all Districts licence.

  3. Jens March 22, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    What about the Licence for Erne Estuary? Available or no more need of that?


    • Myles Kelly March 24, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Hi Jens,

      The Special Local licence for the Erne Estuary is still required but not sold online.

      You can get this licence from the office in Ballyshannon or local distributors.

      Tight lines,

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