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Salmon illegally netted from the River Barrow near Bauck in Co Carlow
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently secured two separate convictions for illegal netting of salmon on the Barrow and Nore rivers respectively. At a sitting of Kilkenny District Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021, Richie Lennon of New Ross, Co Wexford…
From left: fisheries officers Christine Meehan, Carl Owens and Steven McKenna
Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking applicants for the 2021 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling and fisheries resource during the summer period. There are…
Anglers in Foyle & Carlingford Asked to Play Their Part in Conserving Salmon & Trout
While some anglers enjoyed success on the rivers within Foyle and Carlingford in 2020, the Loughs Agency says it continues to take a precautionary approach in line with national and international trends. The State of the Salmon Report published by…
Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon with his 25lb specimen catch
The River Drowse’s first specimen salmon in 36 years has been caught and recorded, as Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times. Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon was the lucky angler to lure the 25lb salmon last Monday (2w February) at…
Loughs Agency Renews Appeal for Anglers to ‘Catch & Release’
The Loughs Agency has launched a new campaign appealing for angling enthusiasts to embrace the practice of catch and release to help sustain fish stocks in the Foyle and Carlingford areas. The agency says it welcomes the growing trend of…
National Schools Competition Once Again Fishing for Young Poets
Primary school pupils across Ireland are once again being asked to get poetic as the Something Fishy poetry competition returns for 2021. Started last year by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Blackrock Education Centre to keep pupils engaged while out…
Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy with the 6lbs 3 ozs salmon he caught in Connemara - the first salmon caught on the fly this season
Connemara’s first salmon of the year has been caught on the Delphi fishery, as Covid-19 restrictions keep many anglers away from their favoured riverbanks. Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy was only angling for ten minutes when he hooked and landed…
Foam in the Carrowbeg River in Westport resulting from the discharge on Saturday 16 January
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) investigated a pollution incident that occurred last weekend on the Carrowbeg River in Westport, Co Mayo. IFI received a number of calls to the hotline number and had a report from the landowner where the pollution…
Inland Fisheries Ireland officers photographed a “working site” with evidence of gravel removed from the Gaddagh River
A farmer from Beaufort in Co Kerry was convicted and fined €3,300 plus costs following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). In a hearing at Caherciveen District Court on Thursday 10 December, Judge David Waters convicted Raymond Breen…
A new Bye-Law provides for catch and release in angling for salmon (any size) and sea trout (over 40cm) in the River Slaney
Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2021. These will come into effect from Friday 1 January 2021. Minister Ryan said, “We…
Anglers Urged to Heed Public Health Advice & Fish Sustainably Ahead of New Salmon Season
Ahead of the new salmon season on Friday 1 January, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) reminds anglers to adhere to public health advice when planning their fishing. And the State body responsible for Ireland’s freshwater and inshore sea fisheries has confirmed…
Ronald Surgenor - Marsh Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation
Ronald Surgenor is a Project Officer with the Ulster Wildlife Trust and has been awarded the Marsh Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation. As well as caring for nature reserves and peatlands, Ronald is a dedicated volunteer sea-angler for the shark…
A catch-and-release angler poses with salmon before it’s returned to the water
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has reopened its sales of salmon and sea trout angling licences for the 2021 season. E-licences can now be purchased online and will be delivered along with a logbook straight to your phone or computer. Gill…
Solar PV panels on the roof of IFI’s main office in CityWest
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its headquarters in CityWest, Dublin. A total of 156 PV panels were installed on the main office roof and a further 154 were installed on the warehouse roof.…
Emergency Works Near Completion at Wind Farm at Centre of Bogslide Incident in North West
The developer of a wind farm where a recent bogslide led to a major pollution incident in an important salmon river system has been carrying out emergency works to reduce the risks of further peat slippage. These nearly completed works…
Foyle & Carlingford Anglers Urged to Make 2020 Catch Returns to Support Scientific Research
The Loughs Agency is reminding anglers in the Foyle and Carlingford areas to log and submit their angling effort, catches and releases for the 2020 season. Rod licences for salmon and sea trout in Foyle and Carlingford come with a…

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