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High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
Angling
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
Calls For Compliance & Enforcement As Salmon Farm Escapees Run Five River Systems
Angling
#Salmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirms that 65 farmed salmon have been caught in five rivers in Counties Galway and Mayo. The news follows concerns raised by wild salmon conservationists since a major fish kill by jellyfish stings that…
Anglers Already Involved With Review Of Pike In Brown Trout Fisheries, Says IFI
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has spoken out over anglers' fears of the threat of pike to wild brown trout numbers. Earlier this week, the Connacht Angling Council launched a campaign and online petition in an effort to provoke…
SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
Angling
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was crayfish plague. This is the…
Lough Ennell, looking northwest from The Bloomfield
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently carrying out a fish stock survey on Lough Ennell, near Mullingar, to assess the current status of the fish populations in the lake. The survey takes place from today (Tuesday 19 September)…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
News Update
#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…
Connacht Anglers Fear Threat To Wild Brown Trout By ‘Predator’ Pike
Angling
#Angling - Wild brown trout in Connacht lakes face extinction due to unchecked numbers of pike, local anglers fear. According to Galway Bay FM, the Connacht Angling Council says stocks in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are among those under…
World Pairs title co-holder Michael Buchwalder (left) also won the Daiwa Cup at the angling event in the Lakelands earlier this month
Angling
#Angling - 2016’s runners-up Michael Buchwalder and Rod Scott scooped the €10,000 prize and the prestigious title at the Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships They were among 55 angling pairs competing in the cross-border event staged on…
Rise In Fish Kills Recorded In EPA Water Quality Report Disappointing Says Fisheries Agency
Angling
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s water quality review. According to the EPA report, published yesterday (Thursday 31 August), the total number of reported fish kills in 2013–2015…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - All water users are being urged to take precautions to stop the spread of crayfish plague after confirmation of an outbreak on the Lorrha River in North Tipperary, close to Lough Derg and the River Shannon. Numbers of…
Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying their recent sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative
Angling
#Angling - Four fishing clubs have been announced as finalists in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fish & Film Competition. Junior members of Ballyshannon and District Angling Association in Co Donegal, Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, Whitelake Angling Club in…
Mature male Pacific pink salmon caught on the River Erriff in Co Mayo on 9 August
Angling
#PinkSalmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon in Irish river systems. To date, 30 pink salmon have been recorded in nine…
Union Hall RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI were tasked yesterday evening (Friday 11 August) by Valentia Coast Guard to a 16ft pleasure craft with five teenagers aboard that suffered engine failure in West Cork’s Glandore Harbour. The lifeboat was launched and underway…
New €2M Funding Call For Angling Projects & Conservation Initiatives
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today (Wednesday 9 August) welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all weather lifeboat pictured off Roches Point
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 1 August) to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure fishing boat with mechanical failure 15 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The…

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