Just as we thought the latest Bye Law introduced last December would allow anglers use worms for trout fishing on the Boyne, a further Bye Law has been enacted. This specifically precludes the use of worms for any species in a variety of named rivers, including the Boyne downstream from Leinster Bridge, which covers our club waters. The relevant paragraph in the Bye Law is as follows:-
New Bye Law brings us full circle – Prohibition of Angling Methods – Bye Law 907
Notwithstanding anything contained in any Bye-law, it is prohibited for a person to use or attempt to use worms as bait or any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, in angling for any kind of fish in the waters of a river mentioned in column (2) of the Schedule opposite the mention of a fishery district in column (1) of the Schedule.