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Tender Process Opens For State Fisheries In 2017
#Angling - The tender process for Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) State Fisheries for 2017 is now open. Lists of available fisheries can be found on the IFI website HERE. To tender for one or more fisheries, fill out the Condition…
50 Angling Access Projects Get Funding From Inland Fisheries Ireland
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has awarded 50 angling development projects with funding to the value of €500,000 in total as part of its Capital Works Fund. The projects, which focus on improving angling access and infrastructure, are set…
Kiltybarden Lake in Ballinamore is a host venue for the World Pairs Angling Championship
#Angling - Following the announcement of an €800,000 stimulus package for economic development on Ireland’s waterways, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has released details of Leitrim’s share to develop angling in Ballinamore. An award of €100,000 from the Department of Arts,…
The winning ladies with their medals after this year’s Shore Angling Worlds in Wexford
#Angling - It was double gold for Ireland’s men and women at the World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford this week, as the Irish Examiner reports. And it’s a result that’s put the sport of shore angling firmly “back on…
A wild salmon leaping in Northumberland, England
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has given statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2016 to provide for the…
The Altagoan joins the Moyola River northeast of Draperstown
#FiskKill - Heavy rain over the weekend slowed the investigation into a fish kill on a tributary of an important salmon and trout river for Northern Ireland. As BBC News reports, a slurry discharge in the Altagoan River near Magherafelt…
Decline In High-Quality River Sites Is Wake-Up Call Says IFI Chief
#Angling - Continued vigilance on Ireland’s rivers and lakes is required, says Ireland’s inland fisheries body, as a new report indicates a substantial loss in the number of highest quality river sites. According to the latest State of the Environment…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open for Applications
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help…
Public Consultation On Pike Management In Wild Brown Trout Fisheries
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a public consultation on the management of pike in designated wild brown trout fisheries. It follows the IFI board’s decision to commence a review period of its policies on the management of wild…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
#Angling - Poaching is a direct threat to efforts to revive salmon and trout angling and associated tourism in Connemara, a local business has warned. Brian Curran of Lough Corrib-based Ireland West Angling told the Connacht Tribune that poachers are doing “untold…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for…
The longest migration recorded in this study was more than 300 days. Each day the eel made a vertical migration of more than 300 metres and back
Irish researchers from Inland Fisheries Ireland have contributed to an EU funded research which has helped solve the deepest secrets of oceanic migration and behaviour of one of Europe’s most mysterious fish, the European eel. The international research team, led…
Half-Million-Euro Fund To Improve Access To Angling
#Angling - A new fund to support projects for sustainable and accessible angling in Ireland has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The Capital Works Fund of €500,000 is available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to…
Angling at Galway city’s Salmon Weir could be threatened by a new draft bye-law
#Angling - Galway anglers are mounting a protest against proposals to ban fishing in public spaces around the city, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Both the Galway Bay Sea Angling Club and Galway City Salmon Angling Association have written separately…
Youghal Lifeboat Launches To Man Taken Ill On Angling Boat
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked yesterday morning (Saturday 15 October) in choppy waters to reports of a man taken ill on board a chartered angling vessel. At 11.30am the lifeboat launched to the location around a…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
#FishKill - The fish kill on the Annsborough River in Co Down last weekend was caused by a chemical leak from a cracked pipe, accoridng to BBC News. And NI Water has offered to restock the salmon and sea trout…

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