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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ireland early October

It looks like My wife will be taking me to the Emerald Isle this fall to check off one of my bucket list items. Is that too late for Atlantic’s? I know they seem to come into the UK rivers at a wide range of times, just not sure the window. Would sea trout be a possibility as an alternative? Swinging up something would really top off what I hope will be a great trip. Thanks!

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Irish fisheries for salmon close on the 30th of September. There are some rivers in Northern Ireland open in October.
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Am I the king of “Ya shoulda been here a week ago” or what? Thanks for the update.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2020, 05:50 AM
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What he said, unfortunately.

There is a good saltwater bass fishery on the west coast, if that would be of interest - though might be a bit of a trek depending on where you are staying/visiting.

If you really want to swing for Atlantics then you'd have to hop across the Irish Sea to Scotland - a good few, though not all, Scottish rivers are open to the end of October. Would that be a possibility? Northern Ireland is probably easier, something like the Foyle system/River Mourne which finishes 20th October I believe. Remember you'll need Pounds and Euros if you're going to cross the border.
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I've been to fish at Glenmore Estate on Mourne/Finn but I believe from the website fishing closes on 15 September, which makes sense, as it's mainly a Spring and Grilse fishery.
Also being spate rivers they are incredibly finnickity and can be ok for water and 3 days later it's all gone
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