Minister announces changes to salmon fishing in Kerry rivers

87 rivers are to open for salmon angling next year. River Feale 1 Junior Minister Fergus O’Dowd has also announced that 30 rivers around the country are to be opened on a catch and release basis only. The Clonee River in the Kerry Fishery District will open for catch and release having been closed this year. The Owenmore River which was open last year will be catch and release only for 2014. The Sheen River will be open for harvest in the next 12 months. The wild salmon fishing regulations come into effect from January 1st.