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In-stream conservation and enhancement at Altnabrocky River in the Owenmore Catchment, Co Mayo, which was funded through the National Strategy for Angling Development
Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced a new funding call for 2019 with three funding schemes now open to angling clubs and community groups. The funding has been made available for fisheries conservation projects and development projects nationwide through the National…
Appeal For Anglers To Become Citizen Scientists As Part Of National Salmon Scale Project
Anglers are needed as citizen scientists for a new National Salmon Scale Project, says Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. Minister Canney said: “As we celebrate International Year of the Salmon, this project…
East Mayo Anglers Association's new facility
Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed the opening of East Mayo Anglers Association disabled angling facility on the River Moy in Foxford, County Mayo. The €200,000 facility, which was opened last Friday by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community…
Hundreds of visitors expected for the 2019 North West Angling Fair held on 6-7 April at Castlederg Castle in Co. Tyrone.
#angling - Next weekend sees the biggest event on the local angling calendar that looks set to attract hundreds of visitors when the North West Angling Fair is hosted in and around the spectacular setting of Castlederg Castle in Co.…
Portadown Pikers Angling Club members pictured laying wreaths at the Coosan Point Memorial
The Portadown Pikers Angling Club laid wreaths at the Coosan Point Memorial last Saturday 23 March in memory of their fellow anglers David Warnock and Daryl Burke, who drowned in Lough Ree in a tragic incident five years ago. The…
An angler-caught shad, one of the fish species under observation in the new DiadES project
#MarineWildlife - A new project which aims to promote international action and co-operation to conserve vulnerable migratory fish species launched yesterday, Thursday 28 March. The DiadES initiative will see 30 partners from different countries participate in this European project, with…
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The Barracuda 8 is one of the more recent additions to Beneteau’s sports fishing boat range
Beneteau has been cultivating a community of sea angling enthusiasts around its Barracuda range — and international dealers will be sending their top bass fishermen to Brittany this coming May for the return of the Barracuda Tour. With Le Crouesty…
Panorama of Lough Mask
The Irish Times reports that a search is under way on Lough Mask for a fisherman who failed to return to shore yesterday (Friday 8 March). The local man, an experienced angling enthusiast in his 70s, had set out at…
‘Ballycotton Big Fish’ Hopes To Lure Top Sea Anglers For Four-Day Shark Festival
A four-day shark festival with a €250,000 prize fund is set to put Ballycotton on the sea angling map later this year. In his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times, Derek Evans says the Ballycotton Big Fish from 12-15…
Project Supervisor Eamon Walsh (left) and applicant Hugh O'Donnell
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, welcomed the launch of two new grant-aided angling boats for Clonbur Angling Centre. Minister Canney said: “The new boats will be used by local and visiting anglers on Lough…
The new security system in place at Ballisodore Fishery, south of Sligo town
#Angling - A new project at Ballisodare Fishing Club outside the Co Sligo village will help protect this important fishery in the North West. The private fishery, which was developed last year to include a state-of-the-art fishery office and two…
Paul Byrne, Secretary of the Irish Pike Society
The Irish Pike Society (IPS) and the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) have welcomed the annulment by the High Court on Monday 25th February of ‘The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law’, which has provided for the killing of four…
Team Ireland Men’s Shore Angling Team from (L to R) Aiden O'Halloran Captain, Willie Weir, Joe Carley, Richard Gormley, Albert Allen, Sean Ivory Asst. Manager, JP Molloy, John O Brien Manager
The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men's Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. The result highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. IFSA ladies also had a very…
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BJ Marine's Beneteau range is heading for the Angling Show in Swords, County Dublin this weekend
Following on from the success of last year's show and the positive reaction to the Barracuda 6 BJ Marine have decided to double our presence at this weekend's Angling Show at Swords in County Dublin. BJ Marine will have the…
A Salmon smolt
A new study shows low salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results from a project examining the early migration phase of salmon smolts (young salmon) from rivers across Europe. Leading…
Wild brown trout are among the species popular with anglers on Lough Corrib
The owner of an angling centre from Moycullen was convicted at Galway District Court last Tuesday 5 February for the illegal use of a net and for possession of an unlawfully captured trout. The court heard that Michael Canney, with…

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