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Bluefin tuna caught, tagged and released on 2 August 2020 in Donegal Bay by authorised tuna skipper Adrian Molloy
Anglers in Ireland are taking part in a unique ‘catch, tag and release’ programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the largest tuna in the world — the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Under the Tuna CHART (CatcH And…
Eglinton Primary School’s Salmon Ambassadors make a virtual presentation for the recent conference
TV weather presenter Barra Best learned about the iconic Atlantic salmon from school pupils at the recent virtual Salmon Ambassador conference hosted by the Loughs Agency. The conference was the culmination of a five-month primary school education programme that encouraged…
Pacific pink salmon caught from the Ridge Pool in the Moy Fishery on Sunday 27 June
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing for the angling community and general public to report any sightings of Pacific pink salmon after a specimen was caught in Co Mayo this week. Also known as ‘humpback’ salmon, pink salmon were very…
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Two young poets from Tipperary and Carlow respectively have scooped the top prizes in this year’s Something Fishing national poetry competition, organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in conjunction with the Blackrock Education Centre. Orlaith Timmons, a fifth-class pupil from…
A fenced-off section of river where fencing was used to prevent livestock from damaging the river bank
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed the allocation of €185,000 for a project around Lough Sheelin by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Farm and Community Biodiversity Initiative. The State agency responsible…
Migrations of Atlantic salmon were tagged in eight different geographic areas
A new study published this month by the scientific journal Nature reveals the marine migration route of Atlantic salmon in the North Atlantic, including Irish salmon. The study in Nature’s open-access Scientific Reports, led by the Arctic University of Norway,…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing to the farming community to continue to be vigilant and to play their part in protecting waterways from the threat of agricultural pollution. The call comes following the conviction of Corrib Farming Ltd, which…
Junior anglers from Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, whose youth angling initiative previously received funding under the IFI Sponsorship Programme
Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are from tomorrow (Friday 11 June) invited to apply for funding under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2021 Sponsorship Programme. One of the main funding mechanisms of Inland Fisheries Ireland, the programme awarded funding…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is relying on the knowledge and experience as a ‘citizen scientist’ anglers in a new survey about less well-known fish species. Some migratory fish species like salmon and lesser-known species such as shad and the extremely…
File image of anglers on the River Mourne
The Loughs Agency has issued advice for any anglers in the Foyle and Carlingford catchments who have made unusual catches in recent weeks. Those who suspect they have caught an escaped farmed Atlantic salmon, escaped farmed Rainbow trout, escaped farmed…
Vincent Comerford Jr from St James CBS fishing in the Sean McMorrow Memorial at the Angling for All facility in Aughrim in October 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative is calling on youth clubs, community groups and schools in the Greater Dublin Area to take part in its 2021 fishing programme. The initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children and…
Dunmore East lifeboat with the four-metre angling vessel found drifting near rocks is brought safely back at the slipway in Dunmore East
Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat in County Waterford launched yesterday (Sunday, June 6) to a report of a 4m angling vessel with four people on-board, which had lost its propeller and was drifting onto Falskirt Rock, three miles South West of…
The ill woman on board a local angling boat off the West Cork Coast rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
Castletownbere RNLI was launched this afternoon (Saturday 5th June 2021) and conducted a joint rescue with Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 of an ill woman on board a local angling boat off the West Cork Coast. Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat was…
One of several hundred trout killed in an alleged pollution incident on the Three Mile Water over the spring bank holiday
Authorities in Northern Ireland are investigating a fish kill that’s claimed hundreds of trout in a stretch of the Three Mile Water in Co Antrim. According to BBC News, many of the dead trout “were sizeable fish of spawning age”.…
Salmon from the River Boyne showing signs of red skin disease in 2019
Reports have emerged of wild salmon showing signs of red skin disease in three provinces, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Low incidences of red skin disease (RSD) were first documented in 2019 in several European salmon stocks. In Ireland…
Danijel Kucan was named among the runners-up for this haunting image at Lough Ramor
One overall winner and five runners-up have been selected in the ‘My Favourite Fishing Place’ national photo competition that was run as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Go Fishing Week 2021. Entries were received from anglers across Ireland and the…