The river is currently running at .89 on the gauge at Blackcastle if there is no more rain :-O It should be fishable on opening day. Tight lines to all for 2013 and please send your fishy photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them in the Gallery.
Welcome to Navan& District Anglers Association website. Have a look at our blog for up to date information about fishing for Salmon and Trout on one of Irelands finest Game Fisheries.
The River Boyne (Abhainn na Bóinne in Irish) rises in County Kildare and makes its way East for more than 70 miles, through Trim (County Offaly), Navan and Slane (County Meath) , before entering the sea before entering the Irish Sea at Drogheda
The Boyne is famous for its Brown Trout fishing with a number of fish in the two to four pounds bracket and the occasional fish much larger, but it also gets good runs of Salmon and Sea Trout.
The club has approximately 6 miles of fishing on the River Boyne on either side of Navan. Upstream of the town, the fishing extends for about a mile on the right bank and for 2 1/2 miles on the left bank. This is mainly Brown Trout water, but it produces a few Salmon as well.
The stretch below Navan is about 2 miles of double bank fishing and includes quite a bit of the famous Blackcastle Fishery. It has another one mile stretch of the Dunmoe Fishery. Both of these stretches are very good spring beats and often produce 20lb+ fish. Many people ignore the excellent Trout fishing in favour of the Salmon fishing.
The club also has access to stretches of the Kells Blackwater between Bloomsbury’s Bridge and Navan This water adds a further 6 miles to the clubs water and is an excellent Brown Trout Fishery.
Details of day tickets and membership are available here.
The River has many historical, archaeological and mythical Interests. The Boyne Valley and surrounding area is one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions. The Boyne Valley is recognised as a world heritage site and contains many megalithic monuments and tombs. These are man made structures many of which pre-date the Egyptian pyramids.
The River was also the site of the Battle of the Boyne, in 1690 and it was in this river where the mythical hero Fionn mac Cumhail captured Fiontán, the Salmon of Knowledge.