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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…
Mature male Pacific pink salmon caught on the River Erriff in Co Mayo in August 2017
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has renewed its appeal to angling enthusiasts and the general public to be vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon encountered in Irish river systems over the coming months. In 2017, this non-native…
A Salmon taken from the River Corrib
A small number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. This follows reports of salmon also returning to Norway and Scotland with a red rash skin disease in…
Minister Launches New €246K Angling Facilities In North Donegal
Creeslough & District Angling Association yesterday (Monday 17 June) opened its new angling facility at Lough na Tooey in North Donegal. The facility, which was co-funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) through its National Strategy for Angling Development, was officially…
Inland Fisheries Ireland were successful in their prosecutions of Irish Water over two pollution incidents in Cavan rivers last summer
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has prosecuted Irish Water for two separate pollution incidents which occurred in Cavan last summer. On Thursday 6 June, Judge McLoughlin twice convicted Irish Water at Cavan District Court under the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 for…
A ferox trout being placed in a recovery tank after being tagged. The Cong River in Co Mayo is renowned for its stock of ferox trout
Two anglers recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal fishing methods on the Cong River and fishing during the closed season. On Thursday 23 May, Mindaugas Jenkus of Claremorris, Co Mayo and Dalius Bureninas of Birr, Co Offaly…
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, at the launch of the 25th European Coarse Fishing Championships at Portglenone
Preparations are in full swing at the Glenone Coarse Angling Facility (known locally as Molloy’s Ford) at Portglenone in Co Antrim ahead of the world-renowned European Coarse Fishing Championships, set to take place on the Lower Bann later this month. It…
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries resource, at the River Erriff which is the National Salmonid Index Catchment
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries resource, visited the River Erriff in Co Mayo recently to understand more about the current issues facing Ireland’s salmon. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has designated the River Erriff, one…
Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne and Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries Seán Canney at the announcement of the new pilot programme for catch and release of bluefin tuna by a limited number of sea angling vessels
The rapid swimming migratory Atlantic bluefin tuna may be targeted by a limited number of Irish recreational craft under a pilot scientific research programme run by several State agencies writes Lorna Siggins. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Marine Institute are…

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