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Annacotty Weir in Co Limerick
The Minister for the Environment has welcomed new funding to 34 projects in 14 counties under the Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2022 awarded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Under two separate funds — the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and…
Loughs Agency Public Notice
The Loughs Agency has confirmed the detection of a “limited number” of escaped rainbow trout from an aquaculture facility in the Foyle area. Investigations are being conducted by inland fisheries officials from Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that an Inland Fisheries Ireland fish stock survey will take place on Lough Ree from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 25 June. Survey nets will be set in up to 100…
The Special Judges’ Category winning artwork by Katie O’Neill of Presentation Portarlington Primary School
Two young artists from Cork and Dublin have scooped the winning prizes in the 2022 Something Fishy national poster competition, with a third student from Laois being awarded the Special Judges’ Category prize. The competition, which is organised by Inland Fisheries…
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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has ordered an investigation of Inland Fisheries Ireland following claims of serious irregularities at the State body for inland and inshore fisheries, according to It’s reported that senior counsel has been appointed to investigate allegations…
Salmon seized as part of a night-time surveillance operation by Inland Fisheries Ireland on the River Fergus in July 2021
Two men have been convicted for being in the possession of illegally caught salmon on the River Fergus in Ennis, Co Clare and were ordered to pay fines following prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Gerard Considine and Niall…
Lough Sheelin
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is launching a new survey that will tap into the knowledge of trout anglers in Lough Sheelin. The survey will use a method developed by IFI called FLEKSI — Fishers’ Local Ecological Knowledge Surveillance Indicators —…
Shore angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for recreational sea anglers to take part in a citizen science project to help understand the health of fish stocks in Irish coastal waters. By providing catch information, anglers can play their role in…
File image of the ESB’s Ardnacrusha hydroelectric plant on the River Shannon
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it would welcome a review of turbine operations at the Ardnacrusha power plant around the peak time for eel migrations. The statement comes following the publication of its investigation into a report of a fish…
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Waterways Ireland has issued advisories for masters on Lough Erne in Northern Ireland over two angling events in the area taking place next weekend. On Lower Lough Erne, the Ulster Trout Angling Championship will take place on Saturday 9 April.…
Victims of the fish kill on the Claggan River near Cookstown
Anglers in Northern Ireland have described a “massacre” on a Co Tyrone river after a slurry spill resulted in a major fish kill incident, prompting an official investigation into the source. The spill on the Claggan River was discovered last…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
The deadline to enter the second online lottery for ‘brown tags’ for wild salmon angling on the Lower River Lee is midnight on Friday 8 April. A further 38 brown tags will be issued on Monday 11 April, following the…
Ian McCurley, director of Woodland Trust NI with Graham Warke, Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council and Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon at the launch of the TREES project
The Loughs Agency and Woodland Trust Northern Ireland have announced the launch of their new biodiversity project, TREES, within the Foyle and Carlingford catchment areas. The primary aim of the TREES project is to protect and restore vital habitats for…
Atlantic Salmon
The Loughs Agency has made the decision to retain salmon carcass tag numbers for licence holders for the 2022 season in line with the previous year’s policy. The Agency introduced the interim policy for the 2020/2021 season whereby the number…
Shane O’Reilly with the 1902 Cork Collection of Salmon Flies and its digital equivalent
Traditional Irish salmon flies, commissioned 120 years ago for the Cork International Exhibition in 1902, are set to feature in a new historical picture book to mark World Book Day on Thursday 3 March. Fly tying involves the ‘dressing’ of…
Something Fishy 2022 poster competition
Fifth and sixth class pupils around the country are being asked to design a poster that encourages greater conservation of Ireland’s native fish. Organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre, the national poster competition is…

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