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Salmon from the River Boyne showing signs of red skin disease in 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it has recently received reports that individual fresh-run wild salmon have been encountered in the River Leannan, Co Donegal and River Corrib in Co Galway displaying suspected signs of red skin disease (RSD). Low incidences…
Some of the dead fish identified by local anglers
Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister has confirmed that a fish kill in a tributary of the River Moyola last week was caused by a spillage of 30,000 gallons of slurry, as BBC News reports. The incident on the Grange River in…
Anglers can bow avail of permits for Loughs Agency fisheries as Northern Ireland’s Public Angling Estate reopens
As of yesterday (Tuesday 19 May), permits are available for Loughs Agency permit waters on the River Foyle, River Finn (approx six miles) and Greenbraes Fishery. DAERA has also opened, with limitations, the Public Angling Estate in Northern Ireland — which in…
John Blair is the Alliance Party’s MLA for South Antrim
A South Antrim MLA says fisheries staff in Northern Ireland have not been given enough time to prepare for the safe return of angling in the region, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Alliance’s John Blair was responding to the decision…
Loughs Agency eLicence Portal Now Back Online
The Loughs Agency’s elicence website is now back online and anglers can purchase licences for the Foyle and Carlingford areas. Anglers are individually responsible for compliance with their government’s advice and guidance. Anglers should keep up to date with the…
Members of Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club with some of the dead fish they retrieved from the Glenavy River at the weekend
Anglers in Co Antrim have expressed their anger after more than 1,000 wild brown trout were killed in a pollution incident at the weekend. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, members of the Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club spotted a…
Anglers Returning To Ireland’s Fisheries Under Revised Covid-19 Guidelines
RTÉ News reports that anglers are returning to many of Ireland’s most popular fisheries since the first easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Since this past Wednesday 6 May, as announced by Inland Fisheries Ireland, anglers may fish from riverbanks within 5k…
Inland Fisheries Ireland recommend no competition fishing
Inland Fisheries Ireland has updated its advice regarding angling to reflect the latest Government and NPHET advice.  As and from May 6th anglers may fish in a location less than or equal to 5 km from home. Further guidance is…
The Clare River east of Lackagh
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Cairde na Chláir, representing four of its member angling clubs on the…
Native tree planting to support fishery habitats in Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, the Loughs Agency has been working in partnership with the Woodland Trust, NI Water, angling clubs, landowners and others to plant in excess of 20,000 native trees to help improve fishery habitats. Native tree planting is a…
Minister Commends Anglers who are Respecting COVID 19 Measures
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries Sector has commended the action of the vast majority of anglers during the COVID-19 measures and urged all to continue to respect the current measures and stay at home. Minister…
Loughs Agency Advises Against Angling In Its Waters Under Covid-19 Restrictions
Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon has contacted anglers, angling clubs, fisheries and angling governing bodies to update them on the impact of Covid-19. The letter urges the angling community to follow the guidance provided and to keep up to date…
Stormont Minister Closes Northern Ireland’s Angling Waters In Efforts To Control Covid-19
All DAERA angling waters in Northern Ireland have been closed with immediate effect in efforts to control the spread of Covid-19, as the Newry Times reports. The confirmation comes from Edwin Poots, Stormont’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs,…
Loughs Agency Updates On Operations Due To Covid-19
Following the UK Government’s advice in relation to Covid-19, the Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise capacity to continue to deliver business and statutory services to the public. The public are still encouraged to…
Newport’s 300th Anniversary Celebrated With Lecture Series On Research Fishery (UPDATE)
Update on Wednesday 11 March: Due to concerns over COVID-19/coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone the two lecture evenings until a later date during the Newport 300 celebrations. To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Newport in Co Mayo,…
Fisheries officers Christine Meehan (South Western River Basin District) and Carl Owens (Eastern River Basin District) with Steven McKenna, Assistant Inspector for the South Eastern River Basin District
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its 2020 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling resource during the summer period. There are numerous roles available…

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