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Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open for Applications
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help…
Public Consultation On Pike Management In Wild Brown Trout Fisheries
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a public consultation on the management of pike in designated wild brown trout fisheries. It follows the IFI board’s decision to commence a review period of its policies on the management of wild…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Poaching is a direct threat to efforts to revive salmon and trout angling and associated tourism in Connemara, a local business has warned. Brian Curran of Lough Corrib-based Ireland West Angling told the Connacht Tribune that poachers are doing “untold…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for…
The longest migration recorded in this study was more than 300 days. Each day the eel made a vertical migration of more than 300 metres and back
Marine Science
Irish researchers from Inland Fisheries Ireland have contributed to an EU funded research which has helped solve the deepest secrets of oceanic migration and behaviour of one of Europe’s most mysterious fish, the European eel. The international research team, led…
Half-Million-Euro Fund To Improve Access To Angling
Angling
#Angling - A new fund to support projects for sustainable and accessible angling in Ireland has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The Capital Works Fund of €500,000 is available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to…
Angling at Galway city’s Salmon Weir could be threatened by a new draft bye-law
Angling
#Angling - Galway anglers are mounting a protest against proposals to ban fishing in public spaces around the city, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Both the Galway Bay Sea Angling Club and Galway City Salmon Angling Association have written separately…
Youghal Lifeboat Launches To Man Taken Ill On Angling Boat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked yesterday morning (Saturday 15 October) in choppy waters to reports of a man taken ill on board a chartered angling vessel. At 11.30am the lifeboat launched to the location around a…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
Angling
#FishKill - The fish kill on the Annsborough River in Co Down last weekend was caused by a chemical leak from a cracked pipe, accoridng to BBC News. And NI Water has offered to restock the salmon and sea trout…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
Angling
#FishKill - Accidental discharge from a water treatment works is to blame for a major fish kill incident on a Co Down river at the weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Angling enthusiasts have expressed dismay over the deaths of…
The River Foyle, whose tributary the Faughan was the site of a kilometres-long fish kill two months ago
Angling
#Angling - Pollution and poaching are a growing concern for anglers in the Carlingford and Lough Foyle areas, as Derek Evans reports in his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times. New figures from the Loughs Agency reveal a significant…
Angler Prosecuted For Illegal Fishing In Claregalway
Angling
#Angling - Judge Marie Keane has convicted Belfast man John Beales of illegal fishing and obstruction of fisheries officers over an incident on the Clare River in Claregalway on 13 July 2015. Beales was convicted for failure to attach a…
Call For Angling Community To Give Feedback After Five Years Of Investment
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for public feedback via an online survey on its current funding programmes, having awarded over €3.4 million to angling projects and fisheries initiatives in communities nationwide over the past five years. Current…
Nicky O'Hagan and Matthew McDonald of Whitechurch Youth Group enjoying the fishing in Milltown
Angling
#Angling - Whitechurch Youth Group from Rathfarnham in Dublin has once again taken up angling as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI). The youth group recently embarked on lessons in the basics of fly fishing, one of…
Anglers Urged to Stay Safe on the Water
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland and Irish Water Safety have outlined water safety advice in light of 18 angling related deaths in last three years. Anglers in Ireland are reminded of the importance of staying safe on the water as they enjoy…
Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheries Ireland), Neville Murphy, Martyn Rayner from the 'Screaming Reels' Boat, with John Belger (UK Organiser of the Rosslare Small Boats Festival) and Seirt Shultz , also from 'Screaming Reels'
Angling
The Irish boat ‘Screaming Reels’ has won the Rosslare Small Boats Angling Festival for a record eighth year in what was a very tight competition. This is the sixth year in a row that the crew from Rosie’s Sea Angling…

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