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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Erne System in Northern Ireland that the Henry Street Jetties in Enniskillen will be closed this Friday 23 to Saturday 24 February. This is to accommodate the annual Fishing Tackle…
Inland Fisheries Ireland green tags for larger salmon and sea trout
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals to become or continue to be members of Fishery District Committees. The Fishery Districts where commercial fisheries exist comprise Lismore, Cork, Kerry (SWRBD), Ballinakill (WRBD Galway), Bangor…
Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Francis O’Donnell
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) chief executive Francis O’Donnell addressed the Oireachtas on Tuesday (13 February) on the State body’s programme to mitigate barriers to fish passage on Irish rivers. “Migratory species such as Atlantic salmon, sea trout, sea lamprey, river…
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment and Climate Action is meeting to discuss barriers to fish migration in Ireland
The 14-member Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment and Climate Action is meeting at 11 this morning (Tuesday) to discuss barriers to fish migration in Ireland. Representatives from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Rivers Trust…
Close-up of an Atlantic salmon
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the first draw for anglers wishing to catch and keep salmon from Kerry’s Roughty River. ‘Brown tag’ regulations come into force on the river from 15 March and will remain in place until the…
The new chair of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is to meet members of the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action in Leinster House, Dublin, today (Tues Feb 6). Prof Tom Collins is heading a new IFI board. He was…
IFI fisheries officers use ebikes to get around on their patrols
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a new national recruitment drive to hire 52 temporary staff. IFI’s seasonal fisheries officers and seasonal fisheries assistants are to be deployed across 15 counties from April to September. Starting salaries of €29,053 per…
Dead fish retrieved from the Glore River after a chemical spill from the Kiltimagh Water Treatment Plant in September 2021
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) investigated a serious fish kill incident that occurred on 3 September 2021 at the Glore River in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. IFI’s investigation led to the instigation of legal proceedings against Uisce…
The late Irish Times western correspondent Michael Finlan
Tributes have been paid to the late Irish Times western correspondent Michael Finlan, who reported on the long-running rod license dispute and on many issues affecting communities on the western seaboard. Finlan, who died last month at the age of…
Brown trout caught and released at Lough Sheelin
A survey of Lough Sheelin anglers has found that 94 per cent are now releasing more of the trout they catch back into Lough Sheelin than they did when they started fishing. The Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) research involved 132…
File image of an Atlantic salmon being released into water
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured convictions against two men for illegal salmon angling on the River Slaney in Co Carlow. The men were each charged with using an illegal method for salmon fishing and failing to produce a licence…
Atlantic salmon close up, held by hand
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the first draw for anglers wishing to catch and keep salmon from Cork’s Lower River Lee. ‘Brown tag’ regulations come into force on the river from 1 Thursday 1 February and will remain in…
James Kenny measured the 8lb salmon hooked in Watt’s Pool at 69cm
The first salmon of the 2024 angling season has been caught in Co Donegal, as Angling Ireland reports. Shortly after 1pm on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January), James Kenny caught and released an 8lb specimen in Watt’s Pool on…
Uisce Éireann’s Ballymore Eustace water and sludge treatment plant sits next to the River Liffey in Co Kildare
A treatment plant that supplies drinking water to nearly half of Dublin’s population has been linked with significant environmental damage along its stretch of the River Liffey. But due to a quirk in Ireland’s planning rules, the only agency with…
Two fishing rods and reels
Anglers in Killorglin are appealing plans recently green-lit by Kerry County Council for a development of nearly 250 homes outside of Killarney. As the Kerryman reports, the Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association says it “did not receive the regard…
Of the 81 rivers permitted for Salmon and Sea Trout angling, 42 will be open, with a further 39 open to “catch and release”
Legislation approved by Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan will allow for 81 rivers to be accessible for salmon and sea trout angling next year. Of the 81, 42 will be open, with a further 39 open to “catch and release”…