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The Barracuda 8 is one of the more recent additions to Beneteau’s sports fishing boat range
Beneteau has been cultivating a community of sea angling enthusiasts around its Barracuda range — and international dealers will be sending their top bass fishermen to Brittany this coming May for the return of the Barracuda Tour. With Le Crouesty…
Panorama of Lough Mask
The Irish Times reports that a search is under way on Lough Mask for a fisherman who failed to return to shore yesterday (Friday 8 March). The local man, an experienced angling enthusiast in his 70s, had set out at…
‘Ballycotton Big Fish’ Hopes To Lure Top Sea Anglers For Four-Day Shark Festival
A four-day shark festival with a €250,000 prize fund is set to put Ballycotton on the sea angling map later this year. In his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times, Derek Evans says the Ballycotton Big Fish from 12-15…
Project Supervisor Eamon Walsh (left) and applicant Hugh O'Donnell
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, welcomed the launch of two new grant-aided angling boats for Clonbur Angling Centre. Minister Canney said: “The new boats will be used by local and visiting anglers on Lough…
The new security system in place at Ballisodore Fishery, south of Sligo town
#Angling - A new project at Ballisodare Fishing Club outside the Co Sligo village will help protect this important fishery in the North West. The private fishery, which was developed last year to include a state-of-the-art fishery office and two…
Paul Byrne, Secretary of the Irish Pike Society
The Irish Pike Society (IPS) and the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) have welcomed the annulment by the High Court on Monday 25th February of ‘The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law’, which has provided for the killing of four…
Team Ireland Men’s Shore Angling Team from (L to R) Aiden O'Halloran Captain, Willie Weir, Joe Carley, Richard Gormley, Albert Allen, Sean Ivory Asst. Manager, JP Molloy, John O Brien Manager
The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men's Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. The result highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. IFSA ladies also had a very…
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BJ Marine's Beneteau range is heading for the Angling Show in Swords, County Dublin this weekend
Following on from the success of last year's show and the positive reaction to the Barracuda 6 BJ Marine have decided to double our presence at this weekend's Angling Show at Swords in County Dublin. BJ Marine will have the…
A Salmon smolt
A new study shows low salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results from a project examining the early migration phase of salmon smolts (young salmon) from rivers across Europe. Leading…
Wild brown trout are among the species popular with anglers on Lough Corrib
The owner of an angling centre from Moycullen was convicted at Galway District Court last Tuesday 5 February for the illegal use of a net and for possession of an unlawfully captured trout. The court heard that Michael Canney, with…
Fish mortalities on the Ballycorrigan River in Ballina, Co Tipperary last summer
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) prosecuted Irish Water yesterday (Tuesday 5 February) at Ballina District Court for the discharge of a harmful substance into the Ballycorrigan River on 17 May last year, causing a fish kill. Among the fish…
Stephen Hanway with his record tope, a 34.02kg whopper caught off Greystones on 3 October 2018
#Angling - Four new Irish record fish were caught by anglers last year, according to the just published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report for 2018. New records were set for four marine species: golden grey mullet, thin-lipped mullet, black…
Irish Anglers to Participate in Data Gathering for Bluefin Tuna
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that he has secured approval at EU and international level for the introduction of a science-based catch, tag and release fishery for Bluefin tuna for Irish recreational anglers.…
New Project To Improve Angling Access On River Easkey
#Angling - A new project on the River Easkey in Co Sligo which has improved and developed angling access to the wild salmon river between Sligo and Ballina has now been completed. The project, which was delivered by River Easkey…
Fisheries officers Paul Reynolds and Dermot Long on a protection patrol
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The seasonal positions offer an opportunity to protect and develop Ireland’s rivers, lakes and waterways during the summer months. There are up to 40 positions on offer…
Matthew Moran and Oisin Fynes of Newport Sea Angling Club in action during a fishing trip in 2018
#Angling - Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, has welcomed the success of Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo in securing fishing equipment for junior anglers in the community. Along with many others around Ireland,…

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