Friday, 6 December 2013

State Salmon Licence price unchanged for 2014

It's Good News Week  ....................... !
The prices for the State Salmon Licence
will be unchanged for the 2014 Season.

for the prices.

Ireland’s “Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for 2014”

The new regulations are available on the Government website
& can be viewed at

The relevant points for the Blackwater are:

- The season will again be extended to October 12, 2014.
- Bag limits remain the same as in 2013.

- Quota increased again.

For the third successive year the TAC (Total Allowable Catch) has been increased for the Cork Blackwater.

In 2012, the Blackwater had the 5th. highest TAC in the Republic with 4,181.

The Blackwater had the 2nd. highest TAC in 2013 when it was increased to 6,631 & this position will be maintained in 2014 when the TAC will be 6,902.

This increasing TAC goes against the trend in the majority of other Irish rivers, where it is being decreased to conserve stocks. This shows the strength of stock levels in the Blackwater catchment which provides ~20% of the total salmon spawning habitat in Ireland in one river system.