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Rainbow trout being released in Ardaire Springs. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €536,886 to develop key angling projects in rural areas
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €536,886 to develop key angling projects in rural areas. The investment will see development of new recreational facilities and the maintenance of existing angling infrastructure across eight significant projects. Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Thorsten Kusters and Jens Koschnick Take 1st in the Pairs, with John Boyle and Colm Breheny
German duo Jens Koschnick and Thorsten Kusters scooped this year’s Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships title and the €10,000 prize In a week with some of the best weights seen in the five years of this competition…
Sphere 17 Youth Group from Darndale enjoy night fishing as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland's Dublin Angling Initiative
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) recently hosted its first nighttime fishing event at Meadow View Fisheries in Maynooth, Co Kildare. A group of young people from Sphere 17 youth group in Darndale attended the event and…
Former World Champion Bob Nudd with his catch from Day one of the Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs
The Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships, Ireland’s most prestigious coarse angling event has begun, attracting over 100 of the best anglers from Ireland, Europe & beyond and bringing over €150,000 into the local economy. The challenge of…
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 9.45pm
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 9.45pm to reports of a speedboat broken down and adrift approximately one km south west of Trabolgan. In calm conditions with a slight sea,the volunteer crew, under the command…
Rainbow trout
The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met yesterday with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling…
Members of Boyne Valley Fishing Hub enjoy their fishing trip to Courtlough Trout Fishery as part of IFI's Dublin Angling Initiative
#Angling - Members of the Boyne Valley Fishing Hub, which comprises clubs along the River Boyne with a focus on developing youth angling, enjoyed a fishing trip to Courtlough Trout Fishery earlier this month. Some 30 experienced and novice anglers…
Alana Kerr (9) of Dunmoe, Co.Meath and Brendan Kerr and Oisin Cahill of IFI
Members of the Boyne Valley Fishing Hub recently enjoyed a fishing trip to Courtlough Trout Fishery. Almost 30 people took part in the event with experienced and novice anglers giving and attending lessons on fly fishing. The event, which was…
Thomas O'Loughlin with his World Cup trophy and some of the trout that secured him the 2016 title
#Angling - Thomas O'Loughlin's impressive 12-fish catch was more than enough to snag him the top prize at the World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championship on Lough Mask recently. The Corofin, Co Clare native's final bag of 13.43lbs was 50%…
Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Ciara pictured at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour
#Angling - The 1st Meath Adventure Scouts from Dunboyne and Sphere 17 youth group from Darndale in north Dublin recently participated in a visit on board the Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Ciara. During a short break in Dublin Port…
Irish Water Prosecuted Over Midlands River Fish Kill
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has successfully prosecuted Irish Water over a chemical discharge on 18 August last year that causing a significant fish kill on a tributary of the Tullamore River. At a sitting of Portlaoise District Court…
Public Consultation On Western River Basin District Bye-Laws
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to proposals to introduce two bye-laws on the Clare River system, and a bye-law defining the upstream and downstream boundaries of the Cong Canal/River – both…
Review Of National Pike & Trout Policies
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has today (Monday 4 July) published the indicative timetable for the review of the National Pike and Trout Policies. Following the appointment of a Policy Review Group later this month, the review process will…
Lackagh Bridge near Glen Lough in Co Donegal
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to a proposal to introduce a byelaw prohibiting trolling on Glen Lough (River Lackagh) in the North Western River Basin District. The proposal currently under consideration…
Atlantic salmon
#Angling - A Mayo man was charged with possession of eight unlawfully caught salmon at Lacken Pier on 22 July 2015 at a sitting of Ballina District Court earlier this month. Stephen Rooney of Ballina, Co Mayo pleaded guilty to…
Angler Graham Smith took more than three hours to land the shark. See video below.
RTE news reports that a kayak angler has captured on camera his "epic tussle" to catch a shark off Malin Head in Co Donegal. Sea angler Graham Smith battled for more than three hours on Saturday to land the 136kg…

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