General Licence and permit information
All Anglers who intend fishing for Salmon or Sea Trout are required to be in possession of a valid Licence, Log Book and Tags. The List Below is of the different types of Salmon / Sea Trout Licences Available.
Salmon Licence Fees (2010)
- All Districts (i.e. all Regions) Annual: €120 (incl. €60 conservation stamp)
- Juvenile (under the age of 18 years) All Districts Annual: €18 (incl. €9 conservation stamp)
- One District, Annual: €58 (incl. €29 conservation stamp)
- All districts, 21 Days: €46 (incl. €23 conservation stamp)
- All districts, 1 Day: €32 (incl. €16 conservation stamp)
- Foyle Area Extension €84 (incl. €42 conservation stamp)
When Fishing on private waters on the River Moy Anglers are also required to purchase a permit before fishing commences. Please see Fisheries for prices
General salmon angling regulations
- All salmon (and sea trout over 40cm) kept must be tagged, and the logbook filled out accordingly.
- All Salmon must be tagged with a Blue Tag and some areas require an additional tag to be used
- The salmon and sea trout season opens on January 1st in some fisheries. Most fisheries open at a later date (various dates up to the March 20th). Most fisheries close on September 30th with some exceptions which close on various dates between September 15th and October 12th.
- It is prohibited to keep or kill any sea trout in Connemara or the Ballinakill district.
- It is prohibited sell rod caught salmon or sea trout over 40cm between January 1st and October 31st
Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout Bye-law No. 829, 2007 (Bag limit) The existing annual bag limit of 10 fish per angler for the 2010 season continues in rivers identified as being above their Conservation Limits.
- 3 salmon or sea trout (over 40cm) during the period from the start of the season to 11th May but not more than one fish on any day during that period,
- a daily bag limit of 3 fish from 12 May to 31 August and
- a daily bag limit of 1 fish from 1 September to the end of the season.