Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Angling News. Sport Fishing, Longlining and Trolling Updates
Loughs Agency Advises Against Angling In Its Waters Under Covid-19 Restrictions
Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon has contacted anglers, angling clubs, fisheries and angling governing bodies to update them on the impact of Covid-19. The letter urges the angling community to follow the guidance provided and to keep up to date…
Stormont Minister Closes Northern Ireland’s Angling Waters In Efforts To Control Covid-19
All DAERA angling waters in Northern Ireland have been closed with immediate effect in efforts to control the spread of Covid-19, as the Newry Times reports. The confirmation comes from Edwin Poots, Stormont’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs,…
Loughs Agency Updates On Operations Due To Covid-19
Following the UK Government’s advice in relation to Covid-19, the Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise capacity to continue to deliver business and statutory services to the public. The public are still encouraged to…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Issues Statement On Covid-19 Response
In a statement issued yesterday evening (Wednesday 18 March), Inland Fisheries Ireland confirmed measures it has put in place in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic emergency. “Following the HSE and the Government’s advice in relation to the delay of…
Newport’s 300th Anniversary Celebrated With Lecture Series On Research Fishery (UPDATE)
Update on Wednesday 11 March: Due to concerns over COVID-19/coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone the two lecture evenings until a later date during the Newport 300 celebrations. To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Newport in Co Mayo,…
Fisheries officers Christine Meehan (South Western River Basin District) and Carl Owens (Eastern River Basin District) with Steven McKenna, Assistant Inspector for the South Eastern River Basin District
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its 2020 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling resource during the summer period. There are numerous roles available…
DAERA Minister Edwin Poots pictured with angler Joe Stitt at Shaws Bridge in Belfast to launch the 2020 angling season
Northern Ireland’s Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots has officially launched the 2020 angling season for more than 20,000 anglers in the region. Under the guidance of professional angler Joe Stitt at Shaws Bridge in Belfast, Minister Poots tried his hand…
A new sea angling survey aims to support marine stocks
Sea anglers can now play a key role in the conservation and management of marine fish stocks. A new survey programme; The Irish Marine Recreational Sea Angling Survey (IMREC), will see Inland Fisheries Ireland gather information regarding recreational catches of…
Two Men Plead Guilty to Illegal Net Fishing for Salmon on the Lower River Nore
Two men have recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal net fishing for salmon on the lower River Nore. On Tuesday, 18th of February Mr Brian Murphy and Mr Martin Barron appeared in front of judge Geraldine Carthy…
Renowned angler and fly-casting instructor Glenda Powell will teach participants around various venues from April to September
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be running a number of events to give women the opportunity to try angling in 2020. Renowned angler Glenda Powell, one of the world’s leading fly-casting instructors, has partnered with IFI to teach the participants…
Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of the meadow” on the River Drowes at 2.45pm, Friday the 14th of February
The first catch and release salmon of 2020 has been caught on the River Drowes in Co. Leitrim according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of…
A charity angling match at Loughgall Lake
Plans by Armagh’s council to restock Loughgall Lake with £12,000 worth of carp have been deemed insufficient by local anglers. According to ArmaghI, the Loughgall Carp Anglers group believes night angling catch rates would rise — and its membership would…
Bluefin Tuna in Donegal Bay
A new scientific catch and release tagging programme for Atlantic bluefin tuna will authorise up to 25 qualifying angling skippers to participate, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says. As Afloat reported yesterday, the new Tuna CHART (Catch and Release Tagging) programme…
Tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay in 2019
Building on the success of last year’s Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) pilot programme, a bluefin tuna research catch-and-release fishery for Ireland will operate in 2020. A maximum of 25 authorisations may be granted to qualifying angling charter vessel…
File image of a salmon smolt
Last week the Loughs Agency visited local primary schools in the Foyle and Carlingford areas as part of the Salmon Ambassadors programme. The programme, which forms part of the legacy of 2019’s International Year of the Salmon, will see the…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Submissions for Corporate Plan 2020-2025
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the state agency responsible for Ireland’s inland fisheries, invites submissions for its new Corporate Plan 2020-2025. The consultation process is an opportunity for members of the public to have an input into the formulation of Inland…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating