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Peter O’Reilly with a Delphi salmon in April 2016
The Telegraph in the UK has published its obituary of Peter O’Reilly, the “doyen of Irish fly fishing”, who has died at the age of 78. One of the biggest names in Irish angling, O’Reilly helped to popularise the sport…
The upgraded slipway at Cushlough Bay delivered by Ballinrobe & District Anglers and the World Cup Trout Fly Championship Committee
#Angling - Ballinrobe & District Anglers have successfully completed a project which will greatly improve access to a popular angling destination at Cushlough Bay in Co Mayo. The project was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) via the National Strategy…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…
 Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector marked the launch of International Year of the Salmon by unveiling one of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of 12 RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to highlight the important of fisheries protection. To find out more about International Year of the Salmon
It is estimated that 240,000 Atlantic salmon returned to Irish shores last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. The enduring Atlantic salmon populations in Irish waters were being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS),…
Gerard Kelly of Outdoor Ranger with international fly-tyer Owen Trill, Minister Sean Canney, Pat Gorman of Inland Fisheries Ireland and Outdoor Ranger’s Damien Kelly
#Angling - The Outdoor Ranger Tuam Angling Education Programme provides information sessions, skills workshops and fishing excursions to young people who may be interested in trying out the pursuit. Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries,…
Ian Daly, Jim O’Brien and Peter O’Reilly from Wicklow Travellers Group are part of the Fishing Futures angling project
#Angling - Fishing Futures, a project targeting local community groups in Wicklow, has been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to help support its work. The project, which is organised by the Wicklow Travellers Group, allows young people to experience…
Letterkenny ETNS's website which won this year's Something Fishy contest
Letterkenny Educate Together National School has been named winner of the national education programme Something Fishy for 2019. The students from fifth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy and a monetary prize by Minister for Education Joe…
The Irish Pike Society is planning to protest the Government over the new bye-law, which they say "will decimate a section of the Irish angling industry which supports over 11,000 jobs"
#Angling - The Connacht Angling Council has welcomed the new bye-law providing special protection for wild brown trout in the great western lakes. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was signed last Thursday 25 October by…
New Protections For Wild Brown Trout As Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law Comes Into Operation
#Angling - The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was yesterday (Thursday 25 October) signed by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. The overall intention behind the bye-law is to afford additional protection to wild brown trout in…
Anglers Reminded Of Water Safety Guidelines As Drowning Death Toll Reaches 3 For 2018
Three anglers have died in Ireland so far this year as a result of drowning, according to the latest figures from Irish Water Safety. The sobering news has prompted a reminder from Inland Fisheries Ireland to all anglers to follow…
No Salmon Licence Results in Large Fine & Driving Disqualification
On Tuesday 25th September 2018, Conor Harlowe with an address at 12 Shantalla Place, Rahoon Road, Galway was convicted at Tuam District Court for refusing to give his name and address contrary to Section 301 (7) of the Fisheries (Consolidation)…
Anglers Will Be Allowed One Bass A Day From Monday
#Angling - Anglers fishing in Ireland will now be allowed to keep one bass a day from Monday 1 October till the end of 2018. The move follows new advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea…
Fish Kill Confirmed On 5km Stretch Of Dublin’s River Tolka
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed a fish kill on the River Tolka that was reported earlier this week. Fisheries investigators found dead fish over a 5km stretch of the river in the Tolka Valley Park area, following…
Last year’s National Ploughing Championships were also held in Screggan, near Tullamore
#Angling - Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the three days that kick off in Screggan near Tullamore, Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday 18 September,…
Salmon & Sea Trout Anglers Reminded To Submit 2018 Logbook & Gill Tags
#Angling - Salmon and sea trout anglers are reminded of the importance of returning their 2018 angling logbook and unused gill tags to Inland Fisheries Ireland. These returns provide vital information and facilitate informed decision-making on Ireland’s wild Atlantic salmon…
Hook Head Angler In Close Encounter With Shark
#Angling - Hours after a Belfast angler had a close call with a blue shark on an angling trip off Cork, a Wexford angler got more than he expected at the end of his line last weekend. As Independent.ie reports,…

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