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Proposals to Lift Bass Fishing Ban Cause a Stir
The Government's proposals to lift the ban on commercial bass fishing has raised the ire of at least one letterwriter to The Irish Times. Guy Pitcher writes in today's newspaper that "the commercial ban has saved this very slow-growing…
Welcome Boon for the River Moy
The New York Times recently paid a visit to the River Moy in Co Sligo, where angling has experienced a resurgance in recent years. Since the ban on drift netting off Irish shores in 2007, salmon numbers in the…
Irish Anglers Tough It Out in Tuscany
Some of Ireland's top anglers are currently toughing it out in Tuscany at the 2011 World Championship of Shore Angling. Team member Joe Byrne, from Courtown in Co Wexford, told the Gorey Guardian that the Irish are "in with…
Go Fishing in Ireland - an 'Angler's Paradise'
DiscoverIreland guest blogger Kirsten Fruit has posted a quick guide highlighting Ireland's abundance of world-class angling spots. "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
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?
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. Reader Kevin McDonnell from Co Cork recounts a fly-fishing trip in Norway,…
Angling Event Raises Funds for Howth Lifeboat
A boat angling event in Dublin last week raised €1,000 for the RNLI Howth Lifeboat, The Irish Times reports. 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
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
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. The classic title The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing by the Rev Henry…
Kerry Makes Moves to Promote Angling
A recent series of workshops was hosted in Kerry aimed at training angling guides to develop the sport in the Kingdom. The Kerryman reports that 15 potential guides participated in the six-day programme on the River Laune, led by…
Eddie Lands Specimen Salmon
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
The Donegal Democrat reports that a Killybegs angler landed a record-sized sea trout at the Erne esturary in Ballyshannon recently. 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
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
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
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
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…

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