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The River Finn flows from Lough Finn Co Donegal to the River Mourne in Co Tyrone
The Loughs Agency has announced that angling permits for its waters on the River Finn and River Foyle, including the Greenbraes, are now available to purchase online. Online permits will make angling in these rivers even more accessible, particularly during…
New Responsible Outdoor Recreation Guide for Angling Launched
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has teamed up with Leave No Trace Ireland to launch an outdoor recreational guide for angling based on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. As custodians of our natural fisheries resource, anglers can refer to…
Enhancement works on the River Roe which runs from the Sperrins to Lough Foyle
Over £80,000 has been invested in habitat enhancement projects in the River Roe catchment area in Co Derry during the past two years, the Loughs Agency says. More than 20 sites within the Roe catchment were prioritised by the agency…
Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985
The Loughs Agency says it shares its stakeholders’ concerns about the impact of cormorants predating on juvenile salmon during the annual smolt migration. Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland)…
Tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay during the first pilot programme in 2019
Building on the success of pilot programmes in 2019 and 2020, the Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) fishery to collect scientific data on bluefin tuna will return in 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Tuna CHART is a collaborative scientific…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys made the announcement on Monday 22 March
Development of a blueway along the Wicklow and Wexford coasts and improved access at a number of angling locations throughout the country are among 14 large-scale projects to benefit from an investment of more than €6 million in adventure tourism. Minister…
New fencing on the Aghlisk River in Co Tyrone which was threatened by bank erosion
The Loughs Agency has highlighted £12,000 of habitat enhancements works on the Drumragh River catchment in Co Tyrone throughout 2020. The Drumragh catchment comprises a series of branching river systems such as the Seskinore River, Routing Burn, Quiggery River and…
Poster for Go Fishing Week 2021 by Kole Burnett
For the first time ever, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) launches a virtual Go Fishing Week — a national celebration of angling with a programme of online events taking place. Running from Sunday 25 April to Monday 3 May, Go Fishing Week provides…
Salmon illegally netted from the River Barrow near Bauck in Co Carlow
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently secured two separate convictions for illegal netting of salmon on the Barrow and Nore rivers respectively. At a sitting of Kilkenny District Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021, Richie Lennon of New Ross, Co Wexford…
From left: fisheries officers Christine Meehan, Carl Owens and Steven McKenna
Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking applicants for the 2021 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling and fisheries resource during the summer period. There are…
Anglers in Foyle & Carlingford Asked to Play Their Part in Conserving Salmon & Trout
While some anglers enjoyed success on the rivers within Foyle and Carlingford in 2020, the Loughs Agency says it continues to take a precautionary approach in line with national and international trends. The State of the Salmon Report published by…
Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon with his 25lb specimen catch
The River Drowse’s first specimen salmon in 36 years has been caught and recorded, as Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times. Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon was the lucky angler to lure the 25lb salmon last Monday (2w February) at…
Loughs Agency Renews Appeal for Anglers to ‘Catch & Release’
The Loughs Agency has launched a new campaign appealing for angling enthusiasts to embrace the practice of catch and release to help sustain fish stocks in the Foyle and Carlingford areas. The agency says it welcomes the growing trend of…
National Schools Competition Once Again Fishing for Young Poets
Primary school pupils across Ireland are once again being asked to get poetic as the Something Fishy poetry competition returns for 2021. Started last year by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Blackrock Education Centre to keep pupils engaged while out…
Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy with the 6lbs 3 ozs salmon he caught in Connemara - the first salmon caught on the fly this season
Connemara’s first salmon of the year has been caught on the Delphi fishery, as Covid-19 restrictions keep many anglers away from their favoured riverbanks. Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy was only angling for ten minutes when he hooked and landed…
Foam in the Carrowbeg River in Westport resulting from the discharge on Saturday 16 January
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) investigated a pollution incident that occurred last weekend on the Carrowbeg River in Westport, Co Mayo. IFI received a number of calls to the hotline number and had a report from the landowner where the pollution…

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