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Inland Fisheries Ireland officers photographed a “working site” with evidence of gravel removed from the Gaddagh River
A farmer from Beaufort in Co Kerry was convicted and fined €3,300 plus costs following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). In a hearing at Caherciveen District Court on Thursday 10 December, Judge David Waters convicted Raymond Breen…
A new Bye-Law provides for catch and release in angling for salmon (any size) and sea trout (over 40cm) in the River Slaney
Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2021. These will come into effect from Friday 1 January 2021. Minister Ryan said, “We…
Anglers Urged to Heed Public Health Advice & Fish Sustainably Ahead of New Salmon Season
Ahead of the new salmon season on Friday 1 January, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) reminds anglers to adhere to public health advice when planning their fishing. And the State body responsible for Ireland’s freshwater and inshore sea fisheries has confirmed…
Ronald Surgenor - Marsh Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation
Ronald Surgenor is a Project Officer with the Ulster Wildlife Trust and has been awarded the Marsh Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation. As well as caring for nature reserves and peatlands, Ronald is a dedicated volunteer sea-angler for the shark…
A catch-and-release angler poses with salmon before it’s returned to the water
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has reopened its sales of salmon and sea trout angling licences for the 2021 season. E-licences can now be purchased online and will be delivered along with a logbook straight to your phone or computer. Gill…
Solar PV panels on the roof of IFI’s main office in CityWest
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its headquarters in CityWest, Dublin. A total of 156 PV panels were installed on the main office roof and a further 154 were installed on the warehouse roof.…
Emergency Works Near Completion at Wind Farm at Centre of Bogslide Incident in North West
The developer of a wind farm where a recent bogslide led to a major pollution incident in an important salmon river system has been carrying out emergency works to reduce the risks of further peat slippage. These nearly completed works…
Foyle & Carlingford Anglers Urged to Make 2020 Catch Returns to Support Scientific Research
The Loughs Agency is reminding anglers in the Foyle and Carlingford areas to log and submit their angling effort, catches and releases for the 2020 season. Rod licences for salmon and sea trout in Foyle and Carlingford come with a…
Co Galway Dairy Prosecuted Over Pollution of Deerpark River
A Co Galway dairy has been fined €1,000 following a successful prosecution for river pollution by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). At a sitting of Ballinasloe District Court on Thursday 1 October, it was heard that on 24 October 2019, IFI…
Riparian management at the Glenamurra River in Delphi, Co Mayo
Since 2016, Inland Fisheries Ireland has awarded more than €4 million to over 200 sustainable angling projects across the country. Now more eligible community groups and angling clubs can apply for the latest round of grant funding available to sustainable…
Farmer Fined €8,000 in Prosecution Over Slurry Discharge in Cork River Catchment
A Co Cork dairy farmer has been fined €8,000 at Midleton District Court following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). On Thursday 12 November, Brian Duncan pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia Harney to polluting the Douglas River at…
A ferox trout being placed in a recovery tank after tagging
A newly published research paper co-authored by experts in Ireland highlights the importance of ferox trout to the fisheries of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Ferox trout are highly prized by trophy anglers, and Loughs Corrib and Mask have recorded…
The River Derg, seen here at Ardstraw in Co Tyrone, is an important fishery for wild salmon
Anglers in Donegal and Tyrone fear a recent bogslide near Ballybofey has made an important salmon river uninhabitable for fish. Footage of the peat slippage on Mourne Beg at the Donegal/Tyrone border, which went viral on social media over the…
35 Projects Granted Funding Under ‘Angling for All’ Initiative
A total of 35 projects engaged with introducing novices to angling have been granted funding this year to the tune of €140,000. Applications for the ‘Angling for All’ fund were welcomed by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) from any group in…
New treatment plant at Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, one of the 19 large urban areas that failed to meet EU treatment standards in 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it welcomes the Environmental Protection Agency’s new report on urban waste water treatment in 2019. Published this week, the EPA’s report criticises Irish Water over failure to meet pollution prevention standards at treatment facilities for 19…
The 5.9m (19 ft) glass-reinforced plastic craft used by the anglers
Lack of sufficient planning and lack of adequate emergency communication were factors in an incident where two of three men on a sea angling trip lost their lives off the Donegal coast over two years ago. “Restrictive” procedures with the…
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