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Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Views In Survey On Angling Participation
Keen to encourage more people of all ages to discover and enjoy angling as a sport and pastime, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking to gather the views of the public around fishing via an online survey. IFI says its…
Lough Currane in October this year
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently commenced a comprehensive sea trout assessment and monitoring programme in the Lough Currane catchment in Kerry. The project, called Currane STAMP, aims to identify potential factors contributing to the apparent decline of sea trout…
Local fisheries officers Martin Dennehy and Stephen O’Donoghue with the recently refurbished ‘Angler’s Fancy’ boats which are available for hire
Shepperton Lakes in West Cork will now be eco-friendly following the introduction of measures to reduce the carbon footprint of anglers fishing the popular Shepperton (Shreelane) fishery. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is introducing regulations which will only permit battery-powered engines…
Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin
Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin represented in Ireland by MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin has been named Best of Boats 2019 in the “Best for Fishing ” Category in the International Best of Boats Awards. This prize is…
Pictured are Stephen Kiely, Sean Cremin and Tom O’Riordan, Inland Fisheries Ireland Fisheries Officers who received the SEIKO Just in Time Rescue Award at the Water Safety Ireland National Awards Ceremony 2019. The award was presented by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development. They received the award for their valiant efforts in saving a life when they came across a person in difficulty during a routine fisheries patrol operation
Inland Fisheries Ireland has acknowledged members of Fisheries Officers Stephen Kiely, Sean Cremin and Tom O’Riordan for their brave and combined valiant efforts in saving a life when they came across a person in difficulty during a routine fisheries patrol…
The fisheries funding has been awarded to 25 projects in 16 counties, alongside two nationwide initiatives
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, has today announced the recipients of €1 million in funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland. The grants will support fisheries conservation, protection and education initiatives and give the public greater access to…
Some of the winning pupils from Doora National School in Ennis, Co Clare
Doora National School from Ennis, Co Clare has been named winner of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) national Something Fishy contest for 2019. The students from sixth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy by Pat Breen TD, Minister…
Vincent Comerford Jr (16) from St James CBS fishing in the Sean McMorrow Memorial at the Angling for All facility in Aughrim on Tuesday
Over 30 young people participated in the annual Sean McMorrow Memorial fishing competition held by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Dublin Angling Initiative earlier this week. This year’s venue on Tuesday 29 October was the Angling for All facility in Aughrim,…
John McCartney of the Loughs Agency speaking at the conference in Omagh last month
Collective work between scientists and the angling community for the survival of salmon in the cross-border catchments of Foyle and Carlingford was to the fore at the recent conference in Omagh hosted by the Loughs Agency. Stark warnings over the decline…
Due to the migratory patterns of Bluefin tuna, there has been little activity in the South and South West this year
While there is no sport or commercial fishery for Bluefin tuna in Ireland, a pilot Bluefin Tuna Data Collection Programme has been developed by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Marine Institute (MI) in partnership with the Sea Fisheries Protection…
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…

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