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Jamie Powell from Sphere 17 Youthgroup in Darndale, Dublin,  returns a fish to water during a fishing expedition to Gaulmoylestown, Westmeath in June
Over 250 young people from the Greater Dublin Area took part in the Dublin Angling Initiative, a novice fishing programme delivered by Inland Fisheries Ireland, during the summer. The initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children and…
Lough Sheelin
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has prosecuted three businesses and landowners in the Lough Sheelin and River Camlin catchments between May and September 2019, for the discharge of harmful substances to nearby watercourses. In June, Kiernan Milling of Granard, Co Longford…
Gareth Protheroe of Seawitch holding a red mullet, with Josie Mahon of IFI
Welsh boat ‘Seawitch’ has won the Rosslare Small Boats Festival for the first time — and set a new record for the event with 34 species landed. Seawitch beat 34 other boats with 105 anglers from across England, Wales, Scotland,…
North Cork Creameries Co-Op Pleads Guilty To Polluting Allow River In Kanturk
North Cork Creameries Co-operative Ltd pleaded guilty on two charges in relation to a pollution incident on the Allow River in Co Cork last year at a sitting of Mallow District Court on Tuesday 17 September. The charges followed an…
Roisin Moran and Eabha Melvin from Newport Sea Angling Club enjoy a junior angling competition
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, has granted funding for 87 angling events and initiatives across the country during 2019. The initiatives — which received financial grants through Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Sponsorship Programme to the…
World Cup winner Bernard Kilkenny (right) with Queen of the Lakes, Kelli Murphy, and John Paddy Burke
Leitrim angler Bernard Kilkenny claimed the World Cup in trout fly angling on Lough Mask last weekend, as Derek Evans notes in today’s Irish Times. His five trout at 5.73lb secured the title — as well as a boat with…
Bass seizure on the south east coast
Thursday, 5th September 2019: Fisheries Officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland seized 29 bass from two boat anglers on the South East Coast last week. The seizure was secured following a surveillance operation as part of a fisheries protection programme which…
‘Algal Bloom’ Responsible For Major Fish Kill On Bandon River Tributary
It’s understood that hundreds if not thousands of fish including brown trout, juvenile salmon and bream may be affected by a fish kill on a tributary of the Bandon River in Co Cork. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is…
Athlone on the River Shannon
RTÉ News reports that a major angling competition set for Athlone yesterday (Friday 16 August) was cancelled over the recent oil spillage in the River Shannon near the town. Westmeath County Council has been investigating the pollution incident on the…
‘Our Foyle Salmon’ Conference In Omagh Next Month
The Loughs Agency is teaming up with the Foyle Association of Salmon and Trout Anglers (FASTA) to host an evening salmon conference in Omagh, Co Tyrone next month. Our Foyle Salmon – The Upstream Battle at the Mellon Country Inn…
‘Operation Silver Fin’ To Tackle Fish Poaching In Co Tyrone
The Loughs Agency has teamed up with police on both sides of the border and a local wildlife group in a joint initiative to tackle fish poaching in Co Tyrone, as Independent.ie reports. ‘Operation Silver Fin’ will take on the…
Bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay
Fifteen angling vessels will soon be granted authorisation to participate in Tuna CHART (Catch and Release Tagging), a pilot Bluefin Tuna Data Collection Programme. As previously reported for Afloat.ie by Lorna Siggins, the programme will see the 15 authorised vessels…
Warning To Anglers Over Rogue Fishing License Website
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is alerting the public to a rogue website which claims to sell salmon and sea trout angling licenses for Ireland. The website, which carries IFI branding, asks anglers for their personal and payment details but does…
The new angling stretch at South Lodge, Lough Muckno
Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys was on hand yesterday (Monday 29 July) to help Monaghan County Council open its new €140,000 angling facility at Lough Muckno in Castleblayney. The upgraded facility, which was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) through its…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Secured Prosecution Of Landowner Who Removed Gravel From Munster Blackwater
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) secured a conviction against Mr Bryan O’Neill, a riparian landowner on the Munster Blackwater, for removing spawning gravel during last summer’s drought. On Tuesday 16 July, Judge John King convicted Mr O’Neill at a special sitting…
Catch and Release weekend to take place on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of July 2019
Anglers are invited to practise ‘Catch and Release’ when fishing for all salmon this weekend, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July 2019, as part of a Catch and Release Weekend to mark International Year of the Salmon (IYS). Sean…

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