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Art Of Fly-Tying Subject Of New Collaborative Art Project
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#Angling - Casting Territory: A Contemporary River Keepers’ Index of Lesser Known Patterns is a new collaborative art project by artist Martina O’Brien and the Dodder Anglers Club. O'Brien uses the art of fly-tying – where the act of imitation meets…
Leenane Farmers & Anglers Team Up To Tender For Local Fishery
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#Angling - Anglers and farmers have come together to bid for fishing rights at a Galway fishery in a first for Ireland and the British Isles. As the Mayo News reports, some 24 local landowners in Leenane teamed up with…
First Wild Salmon Of 2015 Landed In Killarney
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#Angling - Ireland's first wild salmon of 2015 has been caught in Killarney, as The Irish Times reports. Local man Jerry Looney landed the 10-pounder a little over half an hour into the opening of the Long Range stretch in…
Anglers Learn To Read The River At 'Match The Hatch' Event
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#Angling - The Irish Times's angling correspondent Derek Evans reports from the recent Match the Hatch course at Courtlough, near Balbriggan in North Co Dublin. The day-long programme is an introduction for angling enthusiasts to learn how to read the…
Sea Anglers Warned Over Dazzling Head Lamps
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#Angling - Sea anglers have been warned over the use of head torches for night fishing over reports of several near-misses involving boat skippers dazzled by the blinding light. As the Irish Mirror reports, dozens of angling enthusiasts wearing the…
Ireland Win Fly Fishing Gold In Home Nations Cup
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#Angling - Ireland took the gold medal at the Chatton Lakes Home International fly fishing competition in Northumberland to close out a successful 2014. As The Irish Times reports, the Trout Angling Federation of Ireland Stillwater Bank Fly Fishing Team…
83 Rivers Open For Salmon Angling In 2015
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#Angling - In addition to his comments on improvements in Letterkenny fisheries as previously reported on Afloat.ie, Minister of State Joe McHugh has also announced that 83 rivers will open for salmon angling nationwide in 2015. “Fifty-five rivers will be…
Salmon & Sea Trout Fishery Stocks Improve in Letterkenny Fisheries
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Mr. Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2015. These will come into…
Last Call For 2015 State Fisheries Tender Process
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#Angling - The 2015 tender process for Inland Fisheries Ireland's State fisheries is open till this coming Tuesday 30 December, with angling fisheries on rivers and catchments across seven districts open for bidding. Full details of these fisheries, as well…
Four Irish Angling Records Smashed In 2014
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#Angling - Four new records dominate the record fish list for 2014 which has just been published by the Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC). The most recent is a new record carp of 14.24kg caught by Aaron Cummins at Loughgall…
New Irish Pike Research Published
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#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has just published three research reports on pike in Irish waters. The Diet of Pike in Irish Watercourses aims to elucidate the variation in the diet of Irish pike between river, lake and canal…
Major Angling Development on the River Lackagh, Co Donegal
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#angling – Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, visited the River Lackagh, Co Donegal, on Monday 20th October to view at first hand major angling development works currently underway to enhance this highly scenic salmon and sea trout fishery. As…
'It Was This Big!' Angler Breaks Skate Record - But Doesn't Make The Books
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#Angling - Billy Wallace reeled in a record-smashing catch recently in the form of a 225lb common skate - but sadly won't see his name in the record books, as the Angling Times reports. The sea angler was fishing in…
Revised Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations In 2015
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#Angling - Minister for Natural Resources Alex White has given statutory notice of his proposal to revise the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations to apply from 1 January 2015. The minister proposes to revoke the existing tagging scheme…
Minister Comments On Dredging Plans For Asian Clam At Lanesborough
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#AsianClam - The Minister for Natural Resources has commented on plans for dredging at Lough Ree to deal with the recent invasion of Asian clam at Lanesborough. As reported earlier this week on Afloat.ie, the 'hot water' stretch downstream of…
Lanesborough Reopening Following Asian Clam Invasion
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#asianclam – Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has today confirmed that the hot-water stretch in Lanesborough, Co. Longford has re-opened to angling, under strict bio-security conditions. Four disinfection units, funded by the ESB, have been installed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and…

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