Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd has signed a new Bye Law number 902 which supersedes Bye Law 886. It contains an explanatory note as follows:-
(This is not part of the Bye-law and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
This Bye-law provides for catch and release in respect of salmon and sea trout (over 40 cm) in the rivers mentioned in the Bye-law. The Bye-law also provides for the use of single barbless hooks and prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for salmon and sea trout over 40 cm.
The full law can be viewed on our website under Memberships & Permits.