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The Avoca River

CLOSED TO ANGLING FOR ALL SALMON AND FOR SEA TROUT OVER 40CM for 2009. Catch and release for all other sea trout only.

The Avoca River rises at the foot of the Wicklow mountains and flows in a south easterly direction through a spectacular landscape for approximately 35 miles before entering the Irish Sea at Arklow. In its upper reaches it is made up of the major tributaries of the Avonmore and Avonbeg Rivers. The Avoca river proper starts at the meeting of the waters 1.5 miles upstream of Avoca and is joined in its lower reaches by the Aughrim River.

BYE-LAW NO. 855, 2009 prohibits the taking of any sea trout under 40cm by means of rod and line from the Avoca System (as defined in Definition No. D. 120 No.2 or Wexford District, Volume XX111 of the Statutory Rules, Orders and Regulations 1922-1938 (Fisheries)) unless such sea trout is handled carefully and immediately returned alive to the waters from which it is taken. The Bye-law also prohibits the use of worms as bait and any fish hooks other than single barbless hooks in angling for sea trout under 40cm.

Bye-law No. 824, 2007 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the Rivers Avoca, Owenavorragh and Slaney.

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The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board presents this web site as a definitive guide to salmon, trout, coarse and sea fishing in Monaghan, Meath, Louth, Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford.

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