Ireland on the Fly
Ireland on the Fly
The River Slaney, queen of Irish Rivers

The River Slaney, queen of Irish Rivers

A fine springer from the River Slaney.

This week on Ireland on the Fly, we turn our attention to the famous River Slaney. 

The river that was once the doyen of spring salmon rivers in Ireland has suffered more than most in recent times but there are still anglers and custodians of the Slaney that are fighting to keep it going and recover.

And to hear more about their work, as well as those halcyon days, we’re joined by Richard Burgess, former chairman of the Slaney River Trust.

Plus, Tom was a recent guest speaker at the illustrious Fly Fishers’ Club in London and gives some insights into its hallowed halls and collections.

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