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From left, fisheries officers Jose Perez, Maureen Byrne, Andrew Crosbie and Christine Meehan
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launching its recruitment drive to hire 36 seasonal fisheries officers for 2023. Subject to funding, the six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering 15 counties, with recruitment getting underway immediately. Seasonal fisheries…
Discolouration caused by the pollution in the Shinagh stream, a tributary which flows into the Clydagh River, as witnessed by IFI staff on 11 November 2021
Lagan Materials Ltd in Bweeng, Mallow, Co Cork, now trading as Breedon Ireland, were convicted and fined €3,000 at Mallow District Court on Monday 9 January following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The defendants did not appear before…
Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River outside Limerick
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched the tender process to appoint a consultant engineer to prepare an options report for fish passage improvement works at the Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River outside Limerick. IFI is leading the Annacotty…
File image of Atlantic salmon migrating upstream in the River Finn
The Loughs Agency will retain salmon carcass tag numbers for licence holders for the 2023 season in line with the policy followed in the previous two years. Based on the information collected in 2022, a continual fall in salmon numbers…
Angling in the Foyle area
The Loughs Agency has issued a declaration suspending netting in the River Foyle, Lough Foyle and seaward of Lough Foyle and restricting angling in the River Finn to catch-and-release only. The restrictions have been put in place to protect the…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
To boost conservation efforts, anglers who wish to catch and keep wild salmon from Cork’s Lower River Lee in Cork in 2023 are advised by Inland Fisheries Ireland that ‘brown tag’ regulations are coming into force from Wednesday 1 February.…
Conservation and sustainability in Salmon angling are vital to addressing environmental, climate and biodiversity challenges
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2023. These will come into effect from Sunday, 1st January 2023. Minister Ryan said: “81…
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced details of its 2023 Sponsorship Programme today, with applications open until mid January. Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are being invited to apply for sponsorship funding before the 20 January deadline.…
Two angling rods and reels set upright on a river bank
Two Carlow men have been found guilty of fishing illegally for protected wild salmon on the River Slaney and for obstructing or impeding a fisheries officer, in a prosecution brought by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Sitting before Judge Geraldine Carthy…
Anglers in the distance at a bend in a river
The tender process for IFI State fisheries for 2023 is now open. Angling clubs that wish to tender for one or more fisheries should fill out the online questionnaire or download and complete the PDF application form. Where there is…
Image from IFI’s observations at the Glenaboy River in Co Cork
State-owned forestry company Coillte and its contractor, Oliver Kelly Timber Harvesting Ltd, have both pleaded guilty to breaches of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 in a case brought by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Following reports of pollution in November 2021…
A large bluefin tuna is landed on deck. Large numbers of bluefin tuna have been reported by fishermen off the Irish west coast of Ireland in recent years
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has promised to seek a quota of bluefin tuna for Ireland at the December EU fisheries council. Large numbers of bluefin tuna have been reported by fishermen off the Irish west coast in recent years,…
Two fishing rods with reels and tackle, set up at a river bank
Salmon and sea trout licences for 2023 are now available for immediately purchase through the Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) online shop. Hard-copy licences will be available from distributors around the country over the coming weeks, adds the State body for…
Ten months after riparian restoration works on the Kells Blackwater
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a funding call of up to €1 million to support vital conservation projects around the country through the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund. Since 2016, more than €6 million in…
File image of Hillsborough Lake in Co Down
An angler has been convicted at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court for several fishing offences and fined a total of £465, which included a £15 offender levy. Kevin McCann (55) of Lagmore View Gardens, Dunmurray, Belfast was found guilty at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court to…
Zebra mussels
Fishery officers from the Loughs Agency recently observed zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) near Victoria Lock at the Newry Canal. Zebra mussels are an invasive non-native Species (INNS), meaning they have been transported outside of their natural geographic range only to…