Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Angling News. Sport Fishing, Longlining and Trolling Updates
Fishing boats in Howth and elsewhere on the East Coast will be boosted by significant increases in quotas for cod and haddock in the Irish Sea
Fishing
#Fishing - Following two days of intensive negotiations at the EU Fisheries Council which ended at 7.30am this morning (Wednesday 13 December), Marine Minster Michael Creed secured a total package of fish quotas worth €266 million for Irish fishermen for…
Minister Sean Kyne with local landowner Pat Ward, viewing the Grange River developments at the launch of funding for community-based angling conservation projects
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has welcomed the award of funding to the value of €2.2m by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives as part of its National Strategy…
‘Fisheries Projects Animators’ To Support Community Angling Projects Nationwide
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with Responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has welcomed Inland Fisheries Ireland’s intention to take on five new ‘Fisheries Projects Animators’. These new recruits will assist community organisations nationwide in realising ambitious angling projects and…
Minister Naughten launches the developments at The Mudflats in Carrick-on-Shannon with IFI chief Dr Ciaran Byrne, local landowners, politicians and IFI team members
Angling
#Angling - Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has officially launched two new angling developments by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) at Emlaghroyan in Roscommon and ‘The Mudflats’ at Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim. A new match angling stretch…
Next year’s plans for the Owenriff system involve the removal of predatory pike to help recovery of salmon and trout
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has welcomed the development by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) of a specific stock management plan for Galway’s Owenriff system aimed at removing pike from the system as a significant step…
Wild Salmon & Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and Conservation Measures For 2018 Season
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, gives statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 to provide for the management…
Bookings Now Open For 2018 Season On Galway Fishery
Angling
#Angling - The Galway Fishery is now taking applications for bookings for the 2018 season. An increase of €45 has been applied to the cost of a main beat session permit (there are two sessions per day) in the 1…
The Golden Mile in Athlone is a beauty spot popular with anglers
Angling
#Angling - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has officially launched new angling developments at the Golden Mile in Athlone, Co Westmeath and at Lough Acalla in Co Galway. These works were completed under the National Strategy…
Minister Kyne with the Inland Fisheries Ireland team at the recent Ploughing Championships
Angling
#Angling - Three new angling bye-laws have been introduced in the Eastern River Basin District by Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne. Conservation of Coarse Fish and Pike Dundalk District (Lough Muckno) Bye-law No 950, 2017…
Dr Kyle Young on site with Dr Paddy Gargan of Inland Fisheries Ireland in the upper reaches of the National Salmonid Index Catchment at the River Erriff
Angling
#Angling - An international fisheries biologist has suggested a novel approach to boosting numbers of wild Atlantic salmon in Irish rivers — by moving wild fry from more abundant areas to weaker spots within a catchment. Dr Kyle Young, a…
High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
Angling
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
Calls For Compliance & Enforcement As Salmon Farm Escapees Run Five River Systems
Angling
#Salmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirms that 65 farmed salmon have been caught in five rivers in Counties Galway and Mayo. The news follows concerns raised by wild salmon conservationists since a major fish kill by jellyfish stings that…
Anglers Already Involved With Review Of Pike In Brown Trout Fisheries, Says IFI
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has spoken out over anglers' fears of the threat of pike to wild brown trout numbers. Earlier this week, the Connacht Angling Council launched a campaign and online petition in an effort to provoke…
SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
Angling
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was crayfish plague. This is the…
Lough Ennell, looking northwest from The Bloomfield
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently carrying out a fish stock survey on Lough Ennell, near Mullingar, to assess the current status of the fish populations in the lake. The survey takes place from today (Tuesday 19 September)…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating