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Mick McCullagh and Teresa Gallagher, youth workers at Finglas Youth Resource Centre, with the new fishing equipment purchased with funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland
#Angling - Finglas Youth Resource Centre (FYRC) has been awarded €4,800 to purchase new equipment for angling. The centre, which works with young people from ages 10 to 24 in the Finglas area, delivers a fishing programme which Inland Fisheries…
Atlantic salmon
To track Atlantic salmon movements from river to sea and back, millions of salmon have been tagged over the past 50 years as part of scientific international tagging programmes. Recently, ICES published a co-operative research report documenting 50 years of…
Michael McCann about to land the first salmon of the season on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal
#Angling - Only hours after 84 Irish rivers were opened to salmon angling on Tuesday 1 January, the first salmon of 2019 was caught and released on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal. Michael McCann of Templeard, Derry landed the…
42 rivers to be open as a surplus of fish has been identified in these rivers
Seán Canney T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2019. These will come into effect from Tuesday 1 January…
Brown trout are currently not subject to minimum size or bag limits on the River Bandon in Co Cork
#Angling - Submissions are now open in a public consultation hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) around a proposed angling bye-law which focuses on the conservation of sea trout and brown trout on the River Bandon. The new bye-law aims to…
Funding Available For Angling Projects & Events In 2019
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its Sponsorship Programme for 2019 and is now inviting applications from suitable angling events and initiatives nationwide. The programme, which is one of the funding mechanisms of the National Strategy for Angling…
Peter O’Reilly with a Delphi salmon in April 2016
The Telegraph in the UK has published its obituary of Peter O’Reilly, the “doyen of Irish fly fishing”, who has died at the age of 78. One of the biggest names in Irish angling, O’Reilly helped to popularise the sport…
The upgraded slipway at Cushlough Bay delivered by Ballinrobe & District Anglers and the World Cup Trout Fly Championship Committee
#Angling - Ballinrobe & District Anglers have successfully completed a project which will greatly improve access to a popular angling destination at Cushlough Bay in Co Mayo. The project was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) via the National Strategy…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…
 Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector marked the launch of International Year of the Salmon by unveiling one of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of 12 RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to highlight the important of fisheries protection. To find out more about International Year of the Salmon
It is estimated that 240,000 Atlantic salmon returned to Irish shores last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. The enduring Atlantic salmon populations in Irish waters were being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS),…
Gerard Kelly of Outdoor Ranger with international fly-tyer Owen Trill, Minister Sean Canney, Pat Gorman of Inland Fisheries Ireland and Outdoor Ranger’s Damien Kelly
#Angling - The Outdoor Ranger Tuam Angling Education Programme provides information sessions, skills workshops and fishing excursions to young people who may be interested in trying out the pursuit. Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries,…
Ian Daly, Jim O’Brien and Peter O’Reilly from Wicklow Travellers Group are part of the Fishing Futures angling project
#Angling - Fishing Futures, a project targeting local community groups in Wicklow, has been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to help support its work. The project, which is organised by the Wicklow Travellers Group, allows young people to experience…
Letterkenny ETNS's website which won this year's Something Fishy contest
Letterkenny Educate Together National School has been named winner of the national education programme Something Fishy for 2019. The students from fifth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy and a monetary prize by Minister for Education Joe…
The Irish Pike Society is planning to protest the Government over the new bye-law, which they say "will decimate a section of the Irish angling industry which supports over 11,000 jobs"
#Angling - The Connacht Angling Council has welcomed the new bye-law providing special protection for wild brown trout in the great western lakes. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was signed last Thursday 25 October by…
New Protections For Wild Brown Trout As Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law Comes Into Operation
#Angling - The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was yesterday (Thursday 25 October) signed by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. The overall intention behind the bye-law is to afford additional protection to wild brown trout in…
Anglers Reminded Of Water Safety Guidelines As Drowning Death Toll Reaches 3 For 2018
Three anglers have died in Ireland so far this year as a result of drowning, according to the latest figures from Irish Water Safety. The sobering news has prompted a reminder from Inland Fisheries Ireland to all anglers to follow…

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