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Mellon Beat Opens To Anglers On First Day Of April
#Angling - The fishing season opens tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April) at the upgraded Mellon Beat in Co Tyrone, with angling opportunities for salmon and wild brown trout amid one of the most relaxing and picturesque spots in the island of…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Launches Public Consultation On Corporate Plan
#IFI - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has today launched a public consultation in preparation for the development of a new five-year corporate plan. Interested parties are being invited to submit observations on what should be included in the plan which…
Submissions Sought For Changes To Shannon Basin Trout Regulations
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions from interested parties to update and amend existing Trout Bye-laws currently in operation in the Shannon River Basin District. It is noted that the existing bye-laws in the Shannon catchment are…
Inland Fisheries Announce Sponsorship Programme
Inland Fisheries Ireland Announce Sponsorship Programme 2015 Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has today (10.03.15) announced its 2015 Sponsorship Programme which aims to increase awareness of IFI, its work, recreational angling in Ireland and the inland fisheries resource. Anglers, angling clubs,…
Specimen Awards Recognised 2014 Angling Records
#Angling - Four Irish angling records set in 2014 were recognised at the recent Irish Specimen Fish Awards, as Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times. Aaron Cummins, Ian Mulligan, Stephen O'Neill and Tom Walsh were all noted for their…
Three Convicted Of Illegal Fishing In Connemara
#Angling - Three men were convicted of illegal fishing in Connemara in two separate cases at a sitting of Clifden District Court last Thursday (26 February). In the first case, Judge Mary Fahy heard that Michael Coyne, of Leenane in…
Ballina Circuit Court Affirms Convictions For Fisheries-Related Offences
#Angling - At a sitting of Ballina Circuit Court on Thursday 19 February, Judge Petria McDonnell affirmed convictions against Gerry Bourke of Pollathomas, Ballina, Co Mayo. In September 2014, Bourke had been convicted at Belmullet District Court for offences relating…
Craigavon Lakes To Host Angling Worlds This May
#Angling - Craigavon Lakes will host this year's World Championships for Predator Bank Fishing with Lures, as the Lurgan Mail reports. The event will attract angling competitors from as far afield as Russia and South Africa from 20 May, ahead…
Man Convicted for Illegal Fishing in Galway
At a sitting of Galway District Court on Monday, 23rd February, Judge Aeneas McCarthy convicted a man living in Galway on two counts of illegal fishing, and issued fines of €450. Vyaceslav Kovalcuks, with an address at Cnoc an Oir,…
Public Consultation On National Angling Development Plan
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation in preparation for the development of a National Angling Development Plan (NADP). It is envisaged that the NADP will provide criteria, support and proposals to ensure the sustainability of…
Art Of Fly-Tying Subject Of New Collaborative Art Project
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…

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