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Go Fishing in Ireland - an 'Angler's Paradise'
Angling
DiscoverIreland guest blogger Kirsten Fruit has posted a quick guide highlighting Ireland's abundance of world-class angling spots. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ "For years, fishing fanatics from around the world have found a haven of sorts in Ireland’s waterways," she writes, "and it isn’t…
Avoca Produces Record Sea Trout
Angling
Denis O'Toole has spoken of his amazement at catching a record 16-pound sea trout from the Acova River in Co Wicklow. The angling hobbyist and professional fly dresser told the Bray People how he had spent the day fishing with…
Angling in Ireland: What's Your View?
Angling
A recent letter to The Irish Times highlights the long way Ireland has to travel if it's to position itself as a top angling destination in Europe. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0725/1224301316244.html Reader Kevin McDonnell from Co Cork recounts a fly-fishing trip in Norway,…
Angling Event Raises Funds for Howth Lifeboat
Angling
A boat angling event in Dublin last week raised €1,000 for the RNLI Howth Lifeboat, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.afloat.ie/resources/organisations/rnli-ireland/ http://afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0801/1224301679637.html The third annual Paul Lynam Memorial Cup catch-and-release contest, hosted by the Howth Angling Centre, saw 35…
Leitrim Gets Funding for Angling Tourism
Angling
Funding of more than €200,000 has been announced for new facilities at Lough Rynn in the hopes of bringing a major tourism boost to Co Leitrim. The funding, allocated by Fáilte Ireland and announced by Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan,…
Angling Classic Among Items Auctioned from Hanna Collection
Angling
A 19th-century book on angling fetched €820 at an auction of bookseller Fred Hanna's private collection earlier this week, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0723/1224301182026.html The classic title The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing by the Rev Henry…
Kerry Makes Moves to Promote Angling
Angling
A recent series of workshops was hosted in Kerry aimed at training angling guides to develop the sport in the Kingdom. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ The Kerryman reports that 15 potential guides participated in the six-day programme on the River Laune, led by…
Eddie Lands Specimen Salmon
Angling
Anglers have been treated to unprecedented fishing on Mayo's River Moy of late, the river experiencing the best run of spring salmon in years. Eddie O'Connor (left of image) of Dublin caught this magnificent specimen spring salmon of 9.2kg (20lbs…
Killybegs Angler Catches 11lb Sea Trout
Angling
The Donegal Democrat reports that a Killybegs angler landed a record-sized sea trout at the Erne esturary in Ballyshannon recently. http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/local/angler_lands_11lb_sea_trout_1_2769371 John Cunningham, 48, battled for 10 minutes with the 11lb 1oz monster trout before seizing his quarry. He described…
Poaching a Problem in Cavan and Monaghan Say Anglers
Angling
Anglers in Cavan and Monaghan have launched a new organisation to stamp out what they argue is a growing wave of illegal poaching. Members of the Lake Watch group told The Anglo Celt at a recent meeting that a number…
New Guide Service for Fly Fishing in Cork Harbour
Angling
A new guide service is now available for anyone wishing to sample bass and saltwater fly fishing on Ireland's south coast. World Sea Fishing reports on Cork Harbour-based Richie Ryan, a specialist fly fishing guide who pilots the first boat…
Win a Day's Fishing with Top Athlete Dean Macey
Angling
Ten lucky participants in the UK's National Fishing Month events will have a chance to win a day's fishing with Commonwealth gold medalist Dean Macey. "‘I am more than happy to give up my time to encourage newcomers into this…
'No Dip No Draw' Policy for Irish Anglers
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland has implemented 'no dip no draw' policy to prevent the spread of invasive species in Ireland's inland waters. The policy, developed by the Irish Angling Development Alliance and endorsed by all affiliated clubs, aims to prevent Irish…
Lough Ree Pike Fest to Include Pike World Cup
Angling
This year's Lough Ree International Pike Festival will also play host to the Pike World Cup in Athlone, Co Westmeath, from 13-15 April. The current festival format remains unchanged, but The Irish Times reports that the Pike World Cup will…
Irish Bass Group Chair Gives Praise to 'Wolf of the Sea'
Angling
The chairman of the Irish Bass Group gave his praise to the fish described as the 'wolf of the sea' at a recent awards day. John Quinlan told his audience at the Irish Specimen Fish Committee awards that Ireland has…
Angling Council of Ireland Elects President
Angling
The Angling Council of Ireland (ACI) elected its first president at an event in Dublin recently. The Irish Times reports that Hugh O'Rourke, who has served as ACI secretary since its inception in 2002, was elected unanimously as head of…

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