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Salmon and sea trout anglers who fished during the 2022 season are being reminded to return their logbooks and any unused gill tags at the end of the season. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging such anglers to return their angling…
Winners and organisers of the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival
Liverpool-based boat Nirvana won the top prize at the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival in Wexford last week, competing head-to-head with 30 other boats to catch the greatest number of fish species. Two boats from Howth Sea Angling Club, Shamrock…
Great Western Lakes Management Plan webinar poster banner
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is hosting an online webinar this  Thursday evening 15 September as part of the public consultation process for the Great Western Lakes Management Plan. Since the public consultation was launched in August, as previously reported on,…
Schalk Van Lill, customer success manager at Esri Ireland with William Roche, senior research officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, pictured at the announcement that Esri’s digital mapping system is empowering the sea angling community to safeguard marine fish stocks
More has been shared about plans to attract Ireland’s community of up to 250,000 recreational sea anglers to take part in a large-scale citizen science project and play an active role in helping to conserve marine fish stocks. Leading geographic information…
This year’s Carlingford Ambassadors get tuition in angling at Camlough Lake in Co Armagh
A group of 16 young people came together last month for a five-day programme exploring the natural resources of the Carlingford catchment. The Loughs Agency’s Carlingford Ambassador programme aims to connect young people to the waterways in their local area…
Inspecting the conservation works at the Kilroe River recently were Conor Ruane of LAWPRO with Billy Cavanagh and Frank Reilly of the East Corrib Alliance, IFI chief executive Francis O’Donnell and has of operations Barry Fox
Important conservation works designed to improve habitats and water quality along the Kilroe River in Co Galway are ongoing, thanks to a successful partnership between the local angling community, local landowners and State agencies. Under the Kilroe Environmental River Enhancement…
Some of the dead fish recovered from the Glenagannon River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a major fish kill incident that’s claimed over 2,000 juvenile brown trout and Atlantic salmon in a Co Donegal river. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District were alerted…
From left: angler Brian Cooke, William Roche of IFI and ESRI Ireland’s Schalk Van Lill
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging sea anglers to become citizen scientists as part of a project to gather key data for the protection of fish species and habitats around Ireland. As TechCentral reports, IFI is using ESRI Ireland’s ArcGIS…
Attendees at the meeting to discuss the Annacotty Fish Passage Project at Limerick’s Castletroy Park Hotel on Tuesday 23 August
Nearly 60 people turned out for the public information meeting organised in Limerick by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) earlier this week to raise awareness of the Annacotty Fish Passage Project and highlight potential solutions to the problems that the weir…
Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River outside Limerick
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is inviting the public to attend an information meeting about the Annacotty Fish Passage project at the Castleroy Park Hotel in Limerick this coming Tuesday evening 23 August. Last year, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan announced that IFI would…
Dead fish found at the Crover River in mid August
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a “significant” fish kill incident on the Crover River in Co Cavan, which is a tributary of Lough Sheelin. Officers from the Shannon River Basin District became aware of the incident late on…
The almost dry bed of the Owendoher River pictured on Saturday 6 August
With Met Éireann forecasting a heat wave for large parts of the country into this weekend, combined with lower-than-average rainfall, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is warning that there is a high risk of fish kills due to thermal stress and…
Lough Sheelin
A public consultation on the long-term management of the Great Western Lakes is now under way. And Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is urging all interested parties, especially the angling community and anyone who uses the lakes or lives near them,…
Jim Clohessy with his record-breaking stone basse landed in the waters off Cork Harbour
Angling enthusiasts fishing Irish waters caught hundreds of huge fish in 2021, according to the recently published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report. One new Irish record was set by Jim Clohessy from Cork, who broke the existing record for a rare species,…
Samples of dead fish found in the River Erkina near Rathdowney in Co Laois
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a "significant" fish kill on the River Erkina near Rathdowney in Co Laois earlier this month.  Environmental and fisheries officers from the South-Eastern River Basin District were alerted to the incident by a member…
Dead fish found on Ballinagh River on 19 July 2022
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a recent fish kill incident recorded on the Ballinagh River in Co Cavan. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District were alerted to the incident by a member of…

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