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Atlantic Salmon Trust Launches 2012 Auction Online
#ANGLING - The Atlantic Salmon Trust's 2012 Fishing Country Sports Auction went live this week, with some 300 lots offered - including three prime Irish fishing spots on the Blackwater, Mourne and Drowes. “The annual auction remains our single most…
Wexford Hosts 24th Winter Shore Angling Festival
#ANGLING - The beaches of east Wexford will again play host to the 24th Winter Shore Angling Festival from 26-28 January. The cream of sea match angling talent from the United Kingdom and Ireland will be taking advantage of the…
Special Angling Event Produces First Salmon of 2012
#ANGLING - The first wild Atlantic spring salmon of 2012 was caught Sunday on the River Liffey in exceptional circumstances, The Irish Times reports. Though the river is closed for salmon fishing as stocks are currently below sustainable levels, Inland…
Man Escapes Jail for Illegal Fishing, Obstructing Officer
#ANGLING - A man narrowly escaped prison for obstructing a fisheries officer in a case taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) at Carrickmacross District Court earlier this month. Piotr Flaga - of Bog Road in Drogheda - was fined €450…
Codling, Coalies Providing Great Sport for Wexford's Winter Anglers
#ANGLING - The winter shore angling season on Wexford's coast has been "exeptional" so far, writes Ashley Hayden in the Enniscorthy Guardian. With cod shoals moving north into the Irish Sea, some impressive catches of codling have been reported at…
Salmon Conservation Scheme Extended to 2012
#ANGLING - Inland Fisheries Ireland's Salmon Conservation Scheme has been extended into 2012, with funding increased to a total of €200,000. The pilot scheme will facilitate the rehabilitation of salmon stocks, giving priority to rivers below their conservation limit which…
Minister Opens White River Fishery Enhancement Project
#ANGLING - Minister of State Fergus O'Dowd was on hand at the opening of the White River enhancement project in Dunleer, Co Louth earlier this month. The €32,000 project was funded by the Louth Leader Partnership, with works were carried…
IFI Launches 2012 Sponsorship Programme
#ANGLING - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced the launch of its 2012 Sponsorship Programme. The IFI Sponsorship Programme aims to increase awareness of IFI and its work, recreational angling, the sustainable commercial use of the inland fisheries resource and…
Carlow CAC Receives Bursary for Disabled Angling Efforts
#ANGLING - Carlow Coarse Angling Club chair Gerry McStraw was presented last week with a special bursary by Carlow Sports Partnership for the club's efforts in helping disabled anglers to participate in the sport. According to the Enniscorthy Guardian, McStraw…
Consultation on 2012 Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Regulations Ends Next Thursday
#ANGLING - The 30-day public consultation on new regulations for the management of the 2012 wild salmon and sea trout fishery will expire next Thursday, The Irish Times reports. The new regulations are based on advice from Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Dates Announced for Coarse Fishing Qualifiers in 2012
#ANGLING - Qualifiers to select teams for the 2013 World, European and Celtic Cup coarse fishing teams will be fished over six weekends in 2012. The float and feeder teams for the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) squads…
Carlow Angler Spearheads Coarse Fishing Revival
#ANGLING - Tuesday's Enniscorthy Guardian writes about the revival of coarse fishing in Ireland, spearheaded by Gerry McStraw, chairman of Carlow Coarse Angling Club. McStraw runs a tackle and bait business in Graiguecullen on the River Barrow, which has…
Life Choked Out of North Dublin Fishing Pond
#ANGLING - The public fishing pond at Darndale is "crying out for help" after an infestation of curly weed, The Irish Times reports. A public meeting to discuss the issue recently heard that the invasive plant has spread throughout…
Tribute to River Liffey Salmon Pioneer
#ANGLING - A plaque paying tribute to the late secretary of the Dublin Salmon Anglers' Association has been inveiled at Carton Estate in Co Kildare. Patrick 'Pat' O'Molloy, who died in November last year, was commemmorated for his pioneering…
Fishing in Blue Stacks Highlighted in New Film
#ANGLING - A new film on fishing in south Donegal will have its premiere this Thursday, the Donegal Democrat reports. The film, The Blue Stack Mountains, is the fourth in a series on angling in Ireland by German…
Second Irish Fly Fair Set To Be Bigger and Better
#ANGLING - The Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show at the Galway Bay Hotel next weekend be "the biggest of its kind in Ireland", hosting the largest number of fly tyers and trade stands from over 15 countries, according to…

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