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The winning ladies with their medals after this year’s Shore Angling Worlds in Wexford
#Angling - It was double gold for Ireland’s men and women at the World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford this week, as the Irish Examiner reports. And it’s a result that’s put the sport of shore angling firmly “back on…
A wild salmon leaping in Northumberland, England
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has given statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2016 to provide for the…
The Altagoan joins the Moyola River northeast of Draperstown
#FiskKill - Heavy rain over the weekend slowed the investigation into a fish kill on a tributary of an important salmon and trout river for Northern Ireland. As BBC News reports, a slurry discharge in the Altagoan River near Magherafelt…
Decline In High-Quality River Sites Is Wake-Up Call Says IFI Chief
#Angling - Continued vigilance on Ireland’s rivers and lakes is required, says Ireland’s inland fisheries body, as a new report indicates a substantial loss in the number of highest quality river sites. According to the latest State of the Environment…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open for Applications
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help…
Public Consultation On Pike Management In Wild Brown Trout Fisheries
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a public consultation on the management of pike in designated wild brown trout fisheries. It follows the IFI board’s decision to commence a review period of its policies on the management of wild…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
#Angling - Poaching is a direct threat to efforts to revive salmon and trout angling and associated tourism in Connemara, a local business has warned. Brian Curran of Lough Corrib-based Ireland West Angling told the Connacht Tribune that poachers are doing “untold…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for…
Half-Million-Euro Fund To Improve Access To Angling
#Angling - A new fund to support projects for sustainable and accessible angling in Ireland has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The Capital Works Fund of €500,000 is available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to…
Angling at Galway city’s Salmon Weir could be threatened by a new draft bye-law
#Angling - Galway anglers are mounting a protest against proposals to ban fishing in public spaces around the city, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Both the Galway Bay Sea Angling Club and Galway City Salmon Angling Association have written separately…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
#FishKill - The fish kill on the Annsborough River in Co Down last weekend was caused by a chemical leak from a cracked pipe, accoridng to BBC News. And NI Water has offered to restock the salmon and sea trout…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
#FishKill - Accidental discharge from a water treatment works is to blame for a major fish kill incident on a Co Down river at the weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Angling enthusiasts have expressed dismay over the deaths of…
The River Foyle, whose tributary the Faughan was the site of a kilometres-long fish kill two months ago
#Angling - Pollution and poaching are a growing concern for anglers in the Carlingford and Lough Foyle areas, as Derek Evans reports in his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times. New figures from the Loughs Agency reveal a significant…
Angler Prosecuted For Illegal Fishing In Claregalway
#Angling - Judge Marie Keane has convicted Belfast man John Beales of illegal fishing and obstruction of fisheries officers over an incident on the Clare River in Claregalway on 13 July 2015. Beales was convicted for failure to attach a…
Call For Angling Community To Give Feedback After Five Years Of Investment
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for public feedback via an online survey on its current funding programmes, having awarded over €3.4 million to angling projects and fisheries initiatives in communities nationwide over the past five years. Current…
Nicky O'Hagan and Matthew McDonald of Whitechurch Youth Group enjoying the fishing in Milltown
#Angling - Whitechurch Youth Group from Rathfarnham in Dublin has once again taken up angling as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI). The youth group recently embarked on lessons in the basics of fly fishing, one of…

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