River Boyne

The River Boyne ( Irish: An Bhóinn or Abhainn na Bóinne) is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. It rises at Trinity Well, Newberry Hall, near Carbury, County Kildare, and flows towards the Northeast through County Meath to reach the Irish Sea between Mornington, County Meath and Baltray, County Louth.


Trim Castle beside the River Boyne – Co Meath.

Salmon and trout can be caught in the river, July August and September produce good numbers of Salmon. The average weight of salmon in summer is 7lbs to 8lbs, but numbers of larger fish to 17lbs can also be taken. The best of the Salmon fishing is located between Slane and Oldbridge, with the most popular locations being, the Scabby Arch, Johnsons, Staleen and the famous ‘curly hole’ pool at Oldbridge.

Estuary fishing for sea trout has grown in popularity in recent years and many anglers now fish on the estuary at Mormington. One of the more popular spots in around the Maidens Tower where many sea trout are taken each year. There are still many more areas yet to be discovered on this vast estuary. Anglers should please note that the Salmon and Sea Trout angling regulations apply and that a State licence is required.

When fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout anglers must have a State licence and the necessary permission before fishing. Day permits are available. All legitimate methods may be used subject to the rules and regulations of the club or fishery and the salmon angling regulations which, are reviewed annually. Salmon fishing on the River Boyne is currently available on a catch and release basis and only single barbless hooks may be used. The season runs from 1st March to 30th September.

River Boyne

Trim Castle – River Boyne, Co. Meath

Despite its short course, the Boyne has historical, archaeological and mythical connotations. The Battle of the Boyne, a major battle in Irish history, took place along the Boyne near Drogheda in 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland. It passes near the ancient city of Trim, Trim Castle, the Hill of Tara (the ancient capital of the High King of Ireland), Navan, the Hill of Slane, Brú na Bóinne (an ancient temple), Mellifont Abbey, and the medieval city of Drogheda. In the Boyne Valley can also be found other historical and archaeological monuments, like Loughcrew, Kells, Celtic crosses, castles, and more.

River Boyne


Angling Bye-law No. 935, 2015 This Bye-law prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified in the Bye-law and revokes Angling Bye-law No. 930 2014



Permits and day memberships for the above angling association waters are available from the secretaries of the above named Angling Associations and the following local tackle dealers.




Navan & District Anglers Association
Clarks Sports Den,
Trimgate Street, Navan, Co.Meath.
Tel: +353 46 9021130
Web: www.sportsden.ie

Anglers World
Balmoral Industrial Est, Navan
Tel: +353 46 9071866
Web: www.anglersworld.ie

East Coast Angling
Balmoral Industrial Est, Navan
Tel: +353 46 9073377

Rossin, Slane & District Anglers Club
Boyne Angling Centre
Unit 11, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Tel: +353 41 9872943

Top Gun Sports
50 Magdalene Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Tel: +353 41 9842225  Email: info@topgunsports.ie

Drogheda & District Anglers Club
Drogheda Angling Centre,
Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Telephone: +353 41 98 72943
Email: boyneanglingcentre@gmail.com

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