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Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - In response to a recent outbreak of crayfish plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Crayfish plague is a disease that kills Ireland’s native white-clawed crayfish.…
Call For Junior Anglers To Film Their Fishing Adventures In New Competition
Angling
#Angling - Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres are invited to take part in a new competition by filming their angling adventures and spread the word about fishing online. The Fish & Film Competition launched by Inland Fisheries…
An immediate inspection revealed large numbers of dead fish in the river over almost 1km downstream
Angling
#Angling - A landowner has been convicted of a breach to the Water Pollution Act in Glenamaddy, Co Galway that resulted in a major fish kill. At a sitting of Tuam District Court, Michael Conneally of Boyounagh, Glenamaddy pleaded guilty…
The River Lackagh is an important salmon fishery and the new counter aims to measure the strength of its recovery
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has officially opened a new fish counter facility in the designated spring salmon fishery on the River Lackagh. The project, which was devised and delivered by Inland…
Nicky O'Hagan and Matthew McDonald of Whitechurch Youth Group
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched the Dublin Angling Initiative for the 2017 angling season. The initiative which is focused on the Greater Dublin Area, aims to promote, develop and improve angling among young people in target communities. Young people can…
Flood Relief Scheme Begins On River Bandon
Inland Waterways
#FloodRelief - The scheduled Bandon Flood Relief Scheme work programme for 2017 has now commenced on the River Bandon in Co Cork. The scheme consists of a combination of flood defences and dredging of the river bed to a level…
Salmon Farm Sea Lice Halve Wild Atlantic Salmon Runs Says New Study
Marine Wildlife
#Salmon - Wild Atlantic salmon smolts migrating to sea from Irish rivers can become infected with sea lice from West Coast salmon farms and suffer increased mortality soon after leaving the coast, cutting their numbers by half. That’s the conclusion…
The sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), one of three shark species with six gills, is usually found in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean
Angling
#Angling - A group of sea anglers off the Co Clare coast have hooked what’s thought to be the largest ever sixgill shark caught by rod and line in Europe. As BBC News reports, English angler Ben Bond struggled for…
Bandon Scouts learned all about fly fishing on the River Blackwater during their recent free fishing day
Angling
#Angling - Bandon Scouts recently attended a fishing tuition day organised by Bandon Angling Association and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). In total, 15 scouts took part in the angling day, which saw them learn the basics of fly…
Casting off at Mount Falcon during the recent retreat for breast cancer survivors
Angling
#Angling - Breast cancer survivors gathered at Mount Falcon in Ballina last weekend for a angling retreat organised by Casting For Recovery and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Thirteen women from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Mayo and Cambridge…
Follow Salmon Smolts In River Erriff Via New Online Tool
Angling
#SalmonSmolts - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched the SMOLTRACK project, which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff. The EU-funded NASCO project will see IFI work alongside…
Waterville in Co Kerry
Aquatic Tourism
#Tourism - Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust is hosting an information event on opportunities in angling tourism for business owners and the public in Waterville and surrounding areas later this month. The event, which takes place at The Sea Lodge…
Marcus Connaughton, Presenter of Seascapes
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, later this evening we’ll hear from Fergal Keane who attended the recent Angling Show at the National Show Centre in North County Dublin;  we’ll hear from writer and…
Angler John McLaughlin fishing the Gweebarra river in Donegal
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland says it is fully committed to the ongoing protection of the Gweebarra fishery in accordance with the High Court judgement of Justice Laffoy delivered on 19 December 2012. Anglers wishing to fish the Gweebarra fishery…
Angling for bass is an important resource to Ireland's South East
Angling
#Bass - A Rosslare man pleaded guilty on two charges of illegal fishing for bass at a sitting of Wexford District Court on Tuesday 28 March. Fisheries officer Stephen Byrne outlined how Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) intercepted Declan Ellard in…
Newport Sea Angling Club’s youngest participant Cian Moran, waiting patiently for his first fish of the day during the 2016 National Junior Competition/Daniel Peacock Memorial supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland's Sponsorship Scheme
Angling
#Angling - A total of 79 angling initiatives — almost double the number of recipients in 2016 — will be supported to the tune of €30,000 in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) 2017 Sponsorship Scheme. This year’s recipients were decided with…

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