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File image of an Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus)
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on the proposed introduction of a conservation byelaw prohibiting angling for Arctic char. The glacial relict fish species is native to Ireland and is currently classified in the Irish Red Data…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging salmon and sea trout anglers to return their angling logbooks, setting out their fishing and catch record, and any unused gill tags from 2021 licences. Under the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme,…
The Owenkillew River in Co Tyrone during riverbank enhancement works this summer
A section of riverbank in Co Tyrone which was eroded by flash flooding has been stabilised as part of a wider habitat enhancement project being progressed by the Loughs Agency. Flood waters in the Owenkillew River had stripped the 160m…
The boat seized by IFI fisheries officers on Drumcah Lough in Co Louth last October
Two men in Dundalk have been convicted of illegally killing pike and have been ordered to pay fines following prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Ernestas Gaska, with an address on Riverside Drive, received a €300 fine following his…
File image of instream works involving the laying of gravel
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced details of 31 locations prioritised for river habitat enhancement works in the wider Lough Corrib catchment area. Each of the 31 river channels has been prioritised for enhancement works based on its hydromorphological condition,…
Successful conservation policies for marine mammals, such as seals pictured above, has increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities
New research led by the University of Oxford says that successful conservation policies for marine mammals have increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities. The study published in the journal Conservation Letters says that management has to…
Drone with camera mount at flight with a forest background
Patrol drones and other surveillance equipment have become increasingly important to detect illegal angling and fishing in hard-to-reach areas, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats says…
File image of the Dawros River in Letterfrack
The State agency responsible for the protection of freshwater fish and habitats is investigating an incidence of farmed salmon recovered from the Connemara Fishery. Officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Western River Basin District in Galway were alerted by anglers…
File image of the River Blackwater at Fermoy
Fears are growing that Fermoy’s celebrated coarse angling festival may not take place again as the pandemic has hit key businesses in the East Cork town. As the Irish Examiner reports, the Fermoy Coarse Angling Association called off two events…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is investigating a serious fish kill incident at the Glore River in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. Environmental and fisheries officers from the Western River Basin District in Ballina were alerted to the incident on Friday 3 September.…
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Northern Ireland’s inland waters have seen a third fish kill in as many months after hundreds of dead trout were found in a Co Fermanagh river, as BBC News reports. The grim discovery in the Kesh River on Wednesday (1…
Aerial view of Lough Carra in Co Mayo
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that it is to develop a medium to long-term management plan for the Western Lakes. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats has been formally asked…
Aran Islands lifeboat tows the angling boat back to Kilronan Harbour
The Aran Islands volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their All-Weather Severn Lifeboat at 2.48 pm, yesterday (Monday, August 30th). An 11.6 metre angling boat, with nine people aboard, was experiencing engine problems…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland’s annual sponsorship programme will support 38 angling projects in 2021, it has been announced. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats and promotion of angling received proposals from community…
Dead trout in fish kill incident on Three Mile Water in Co Antrim in August 2021
Co Antrim’s Three Mile Water has been afflicted by a second fish kill this summer — and a local angling group says it could take years to recover. The Belfast Telegraph reports on the incident which was discovered on the…
Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021
Seventeen projects in 11 counties are being awarded more than €770,000 under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021. Under two separate funds — the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and the Midland Fisheries Fund…

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