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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. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ 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. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ 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. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling 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. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/community/film_premiere_on_fishing_in_the_blue_stacks_1_3225676 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…
Wexford To Host Winter Shore Angling Festival in January
#ANGLING - The 24th Winter Shore Angling Festival will be hosted on Co Wexford's east-facing beaches from 26-28 January, the Gorey Guardian reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling Ireland's Dave Roe will be aiming to repeat his winning effort last year in a strong…
Catching Your Dinner Off the West Coast
Deep sea fishing is alive and well off the west coast of Ireland, and not only is it a hugely enjoyable sport - just one catch can be enough to feed the whole family. That's what The Irish Times' Elizabeth…
First Meeting of National Inland Fisheries Forum
Seasonality, climate change and the environment were the hot topics discussed at the inaugural meeting of the National Inland Fisheries Forum in Athlone last Thursday. http://afloat.ie/inland/ Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne hosted the forum, whose 60 voluntary…
Freeze on NI Fishing Licence Fees
Northern Ireland's sports minister has announced that there will be no increase in fishing licence fees for the 2012 angling seasons. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ Carál Ní Chuilín said that "In light of the current economic climate, I have decided to keep the…
New Fisheries Partnership for the River Shannon
The ESB has made an agreement with Shannon Fisheries Preservation and Development Co to establish the new Shannon Fisheries Partnership, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/shannon-estuary/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1010/1224305515678.html The new group will comprise representatives from both bodies as well as Inland Fisheries…
Notice of Angling Reservoir Closures in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Water has announced that some of its reservoirs will be closed to angling temporarily from next January to facilitate refurbishment work. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ The water levels on the reservoirs in the DCAL Public Angling Estate work be lowered on…

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