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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that a fishing permit will be required for angling on the River Suck and its tributaries for the 2022 season. IFI manages the fisheries along the River Suck on the border of counties Galway…
The CatchmentCARE Team deploying passive samplers on the Finn
The Loughs Agency’s CatchmentCARE Team has been busy since the summer delivering and deploying passive samplers across the Finn catchment in the North West. This passive sampler survey aims to detect the presence of herbicides and pesticides such as MCPA,…
Sea angling off the coast of Co Wexford
The State agency responsible for the conservation and protection of sea angling resources has developed an important new tool that captures anglers’ knowledge and hands-on experience to help track changes in stocks of marine fish. According to Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Brown trout in a river
The tender process for State fisheries overseen by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is now open for 2022. The list of fisheries available in the 2022 tender can be found on the IFI website, as can the 2022 application form. Applications can…
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The State agency responsible for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats has launching a funding call of up to €1 million to support vital conservation projects around the country. Since 2016, more than €5 million in grants…
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A new report published by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) shows that more wild salmon are now being ‘caught and released’ than ‘caught and kept’ by anglers in Ireland, to help conserve declining fish populations. For the first time since records…
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The Loughs Agency reminds anglers of the annual close season, which prohibits angling over the winter months to help protect salmon and sea trout from disturbance when spawning. The Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Close Seasons for Angling) Regulations prohibit…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on the future management of the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats is encouraging anyone…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on the proposed introduction of a conservation byelaw prohibiting angling for Arctic char. The glacial relict fish species is native to Ireland and is currently classified in the Irish Red Data…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging salmon and sea trout anglers to return their angling logbooks, setting out their fishing and catch record, and any unused gill tags from 2021 licences. Under the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme,…
The Owenkillew River in Co Tyrone during riverbank enhancement works this summer
A section of riverbank in Co Tyrone which was eroded by flash flooding has been stabilised as part of a wider habitat enhancement project being progressed by the Loughs Agency. Flood waters in the Owenkillew River had stripped the 160m…
The boat seized by IFI fisheries officers on Drumcah Lough in Co Louth last October
Two men in Dundalk have been convicted of illegally killing pike and have been ordered to pay fines following prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Ernestas Gaska, with an address on Riverside Drive, received a €300 fine following his…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced details of 31 locations prioritised for river habitat enhancement works in the wider Lough Corrib catchment area. Each of the 31 river channels has been prioritised for enhancement works based on its hydromorphological condition,…
Successful conservation policies for marine mammals, such as seals pictured above, has increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities
New research led by the University of Oxford says that successful conservation policies for marine mammals have increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities. The study published in the journal Conservation Letters says that management has to…
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Patrol drones and other surveillance equipment have become increasingly important to detect illegal angling and fishing in hard-to-reach areas, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats says…
File image of the Dawros River in Letterfrack
The State agency responsible for the protection of freshwater fish and habitats is investigating an incidence of farmed salmon recovered from the Connemara Fishery. Officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Western River Basin District in Galway were alerted by anglers…