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Wild Salmon & Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and Conservation Measures For 2018 Season
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, gives statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 to provide for the management…
Bookings Now Open For 2018 Season On Galway Fishery
#Angling - The Galway Fishery is now taking applications for bookings for the 2018 season. An increase of €45 has been applied to the cost of a main beat session permit (there are two sessions per day) in the 1…
The Golden Mile in Athlone is a beauty spot popular with anglers
#Angling - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has officially launched new angling developments at the Golden Mile in Athlone, Co Westmeath and at Lough Acalla in Co Galway. These works were completed under the National Strategy…
Minister Kyne with the Inland Fisheries Ireland team at the recent Ploughing Championships
#Angling - Three new angling bye-laws have been introduced in the Eastern River Basin District by Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne. Conservation of Coarse Fish and Pike Dundalk District (Lough Muckno) Bye-law No 950, 2017…
Dr Kyle Young on site with Dr Paddy Gargan of Inland Fisheries Ireland in the upper reaches of the National Salmonid Index Catchment at the River Erriff
#Angling - An international fisheries biologist has suggested a novel approach to boosting numbers of wild Atlantic salmon in Irish rivers — by moving wild fry from more abundant areas to weaker spots within a catchment. Dr Kyle Young, a…
High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
Calls For Compliance & Enforcement As Salmon Farm Escapees Run Five River Systems
#Salmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirms that 65 farmed salmon have been caught in five rivers in Counties Galway and Mayo. The news follows concerns raised by wild salmon conservationists since a major fish kill by jellyfish stings that…
Anglers Already Involved With Review Of Pike In Brown Trout Fisheries, Says IFI
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has spoken out over anglers' fears of the threat of pike to wild brown trout numbers. Earlier this week, the Connacht Angling Council launched a campaign and online petition in an effort to provoke…
SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
Lough Ennell, looking northwest from The Bloomfield
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently carrying out a fish stock survey on Lough Ennell, near Mullingar, to assess the current status of the fish populations in the lake. The survey takes place from today (Tuesday 19 September)…
Connacht Anglers Fear Threat To Wild Brown Trout By ‘Predator’ Pike
#Angling - Wild brown trout in Connacht lakes face extinction due to unchecked numbers of pike, local anglers fear. According to Galway Bay FM, the Connacht Angling Council says stocks in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are among those under…
World Pairs title co-holder Michael Buchwalder (left) also won the Daiwa Cup at the angling event in the Lakelands earlier this month
#Angling - 2016’s runners-up Michael Buchwalder and Rod Scott scooped the €10,000 prize and the prestigious title at the Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships They were among 55 angling pairs competing in the cross-border event staged on…
Rise In Fish Kills Recorded In EPA Water Quality Report Disappointing Says Fisheries Agency
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s water quality review. According to the EPA report, published yesterday (Thursday 31 August), the total number of reported fish kills in 2013–2015…
Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying their recent sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative
#Angling - Four fishing clubs have been announced as finalists in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fish & Film Competition. Junior members of Ballyshannon and District Angling Association in Co Donegal, Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, Whitelake Angling Club in…
Mature male Pacific pink salmon caught on the River Erriff in Co Mayo on 9 August
#PinkSalmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon in Irish river systems. To date, 30 pink salmon have been recorded in nine…
New €2M Funding Call For Angling Projects & Conservation Initiatives
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today (Wednesday 9 August) welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which…

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