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7 Aug 2011

The Slaney: Kingsmill Moore's cottage

I first encountered the Slaney as a photograph in the pages of Kingsmill Moore. Since the great man had written of the Slaney's spring salmon fishing I'd somehow - and with nothing but ignorance - overlooked its potential as a sea-trout water. I was quite wrong. The river holds a good head of sea-trout, which typically run, given water, from the second half of June. There is fishing available freely to holders of a National Salmon Licence in the tidal water below Enniscorthy. Pictured is a photo of Kingsmill Moore's house on the Slaney as this is today (near Clonegal, Co. Carlow). For other angling information on the Slaney, check out

I'm most grateful to Ashley Hayden for supplying this image (

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