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#Angling - Come April, paper-based angling permits in Northern Ireland will be replaced by electronic records, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. All rod licences, permits and day tickets will now be available to purchase online via NI Direct or authorised…
#Angling - Feeder anglers should save Saturday 30 January in their calendars. That's the date for trials for the Irish feeder team headed to Serbia this summer. All feeder anglers are invited to Annaherrin Lake in Shercock, Co Cavan from…
#Angling - Anglers in Northern Ireland have been reminded to report their catches from 2015 to the Loughs Agency by this Thursday 21 January at the latest. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, anyone who holds a Foyle and Carlingford rod…
#Angling - The Irish Specimen Fish Committee has just ratified two new Irish record fish. Dublin angler Tom Lynch has broken the Irish twaite shad record with a 1.64kg specimen from the River Barrow at St Mullins, caught on 15…
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council, one of the configurations of the Council of the European Union, recently agreed the proposed Council Regulation 559 (with some amendments). The adopted final version will be published in the Official Journal of the European…
#Pollution - The effects of diesel laundering over decades in South Armagh are being felt even greater today, say Dundalk anglers, as the New Year starts with the River Fane closed to all but catch-and-release fishing. As reports, a…
#Angling - Minister of State Joe McHugh has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in the New Year, coming into effect from Friday 1 January. Minister McHugh said 50…
#Angling - Following the news that Ireland's bronze-winning anglers will host next year's Shore Angling Worlds in Wexford comes confirmation that the FIPS-ed Youth Worlds will be held in Cork in 2017. According to The Corkman, more than 40 teams from…
#Angling - The tender process for Inland Fisheries Ireland's (IFI) State fisheries for 2016 is now open. A list of available fisheries is available to download from the IF website HERE. To tender for one or more fisheries, fill out…
#Angling - It was a podium finish in Portugal for Team Ireland at the 32nd World Shore Angling Championships last month. A fourth-place finish on a tough fourth day of the week-long contest was enough to secure the bronze medal…
#Angling - Proposals from Brussels for a total ban on bass angling in Ireland for the first six months of 2016 have raised the ire of anglers and related businesses. As Derek Evans writes in today's Irish Times, the "stringent"…
#Angling - Minister for Natural Resources Joe McHugh has today (Monday 30 November) launched the public consultation on the National Strategy for Angling Development (NSAD). Prepared by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the NSAD is the first comprehensive national framework for…
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has undertaken an innovative tagging study to investigate the spawning migrations of bass. A large number of adult bass in Cork Harbour were tagged, and the study took place in partnership with Finn Okland from the…
#Angling - Erne Anglers members dominate across two squads selected to compete in the FIPSed World Youth Angling Championships in Portugal next summer. Jack Tisdall, youth team manager for the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI), announced the two…
#Angling - ​Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Joe McHugh has given statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2015. The new Statutory Instrument will…
#Angling - Suggestions that Lough Sheelin may be kept open to all angling over the winter months have been criticised by the local trout protection association. As Cavan's Anglo-Celt reports, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) had proposed the idea of keeping…

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