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Michael Cusack of IFI with Tony O’Brien and Martha Qualter of ICSE with their shared award
Inland Fisheries Ireland have been selected as joint winners of the Best Consultancy Partnership gong in the 2020 National Training Awards. The award was given to IFI and the International Centre for Security Excellence (ICSE) for a QQI Level 6…
File image of an Atlantic salmon
Anecdotal evidence suggests that coronavirus restrictions have been a boost to wild Atlantic salmon returns in Irish rivers this year, as SeafoodSource reports. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is awaiting official data to support the suggestion that decreased predation…
€120K ‘Angling For All’ Fund To Support Youth & Novice Anglers
A new funding scheme to support novice anglers of all ages and backgrounds is now open for applications. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says the €120,000 ‘Angling for All’ fund will contribute between €2,000 and €5,000 for each qualifying project aimed…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Appoints New Chief Executive
The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the appointment of Francis O’Donnell to the position of chief executive officer. O’Donnell is currently director of the Western River Basin District. He will take up his new position in the coming…
Submissions Sought On IFI’s Novice Angling Strategy
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is inviting submissions for its new Novice Angling Strategy, titled ‘Let’s Fish’, which is aimed at growing participation in the sport and pastime. Based on a series of consultations last year with anglers, angling clubs and…
Winners Announced In ‘Let’s Fish’ National Poetry Competition
Six young poets have been selected as winners of the ‘Let’s fish’ national poetry competition which took place earlier this summer. The contest was organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland in conjunction with the Blackrock Education Centre, to keep pupils engaged…
The chub caught from the River Inny by fisheries staff this past June
Invasive chub have been confirmed in the River Inny in Longford, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). A single fish was caught on rod and line at one of a number of spots where IFI staff recorded possible sightings following…
Returning salmon in the Foyle and Carlingford fisheries are a resource under threat
The Loughs Agency is calling on anglers in Foyle and Carlingford areas to take immediate steps to ensure sustainability of their wild salmon fisheries. It comes after the latest State of the Salmon report, published by the North Atlantic Salmon…
The nine wild salmon, boat and net seized during the night of Tuesday 28 July
A firearm was discharged by alleged offenders as fisheries officers responded to reports of an illegal net on the upper tidal River Suir late last month. Nobody was injured in the incident as Inland Fisheries Ireland officers seized a boat,…
File image of a minke whale seen off West Cork
A sea angler got more than he bargained for last week when he was thrown from his boat by a whale while fishing off West Cork. As CorkBeo reports, Cris Lane was angling with friend Dave McCann off Courmacsherry last…
David Morris with a cracking 7lbs July salmon on the Fly from Mount Falcon River Moy
Wild Atlantic salmon are returning in “record” numbers to rivers along the Atlantic seaboard, according to fishery managers. As The Sunday Times reports, Inland Fisheries Ireland regional director Francis O’Donnell says this year’s season appears to have “bucked the trend”.…
Anglers perched on the rocks on the Dalkey coastline
For the second weekend running in August, anglers on the south shore of Dublin Bay have been taking a bountiful supply of mackerel on feathers, especially on the southern tip of the Bay at Dalkey Island where shoals of sprat…
Broadmeadow Estuary in North Co Dublin
Two men have pleaded guilty on charges relating to illegal net fishing at Broadmeadow Estuary in Malahide, Co Dublin. On Tuesday 28 July, Maxim Loan and Gheorgie Pingica appeared before Judge Bernadette Owens at Swords District Court in respect of…
Public Safety Guidelines Reminder For Ireland’s Anglers
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is reminding anglers to follow safety guidelines on the water and to be aware of potential dangers and risks. Anglers are also reminded to follow HSE and Government advice regarding physical distancing and outdoor gatherings to…
Illegal net with fresh salmon scales removed from the River Foyle at Porthall in Co Donegal
Loughs Agency fishery officers recovered illegal nets in two separate incidents on the River Foyle last weekend. In the first of these, fishery officers seized a 150m-long net containing 28 salmon at an area known as Rosses Bay. A sea…
A tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay last year
Twenty-two charter angling vessels have been granted authorisation to participate in a bluefin tuna data collection programme after a successful pilot last year. The Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) programme will see skippers catch, tag, measure and release Atlantic…

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