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Co Galway Dairy Prosecuted Over Pollution of Deerpark River
A Co Galway dairy has been fined €1,000 following a successful prosecution for river pollution by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). At a sitting of Ballinasloe District Court on Thursday 1 October, it was heard that on 24 October 2019, IFI…
Riparian management at the Glenamurra River in Delphi, Co Mayo
Since 2016, Inland Fisheries Ireland has awarded more than €4 million to over 200 sustainable angling projects across the country. Now more eligible community groups and angling clubs can apply for the latest round of grant funding available to sustainable…
Farmer Fined €8,000 in Prosecution Over Slurry Discharge in Cork River Catchment
A Co Cork dairy farmer has been fined €8,000 at Midleton District Court following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). On Thursday 12 November, Brian Duncan pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia Harney to polluting the Douglas River at…
A ferox trout being placed in a recovery tank after tagging
A newly published research paper co-authored by experts in Ireland highlights the importance of ferox trout to the fisheries of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Ferox trout are highly prized by trophy anglers, and Loughs Corrib and Mask have recorded…
The River Derg, seen here at Ardstraw in Co Tyrone, is an important fishery for wild salmon
Anglers in Donegal and Tyrone fear a recent bogslide near Ballybofey has made an important salmon river uninhabitable for fish. Footage of the peat slippage on Mourne Beg at the Donegal/Tyrone border, which went viral on social media over the…
35 Projects Granted Funding Under ‘Angling for All’ Initiative
A total of 35 projects engaged with introducing novices to angling have been granted funding this year to the tune of €140,000. Applications for the ‘Angling for All’ fund were welcomed by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) from any group in…
New treatment plant at Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, one of the 19 large urban areas that failed to meet EU treatment standards in 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it welcomes the Environmental Protection Agency’s new report on urban waste water treatment in 2019. Published this week, the EPA’s report criticises Irish Water over failure to meet pollution prevention standards at treatment facilities for 19…
The 5.9m (19 ft) glass-reinforced plastic craft used by the anglers
Lack of sufficient planning and lack of adequate emergency communication were factors in an incident where two of three men on a sea angling trip lost their lives off the Donegal coast over two years ago. “Restrictive” procedures with the…
Thornback Ray - once abundant but now extinct on Belfast Lough
Alex Easton, MLA has called on the Department of Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEARA) Minister to create Marine Protections Areas in Belfast Lough. Belfast Lough is a long, wide, and deep expanse of water, virtually free of strong tides…
The Clare River east of Lackagh
Improving stocks of wild salmon and trout in the West of Ireland in the goal of a new initiative launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times about IFI’s partnership with Co Galway angling federation…
One of the young anglers in the Donegal Foróige group with a dogfish caught on their visit to Buncrana beach in August
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) education and outreach team have been working with Foróige to get young people angling with the Go Fishing programme. Due to the latest public health-related restrictions on gatherings, the programme has now evolved into a “blended…
Michael Cusack of IFI with Tony O’Brien and Martha Qualter of ICSE with their shared award
Inland Fisheries Ireland have been selected as joint winners of the Best Consultancy Partnership gong in the 2020 National Training Awards. The award was given to IFI and the International Centre for Security Excellence (ICSE) for a QQI Level 6…
File image of an Atlantic salmon
Anecdotal evidence suggests that coronavirus restrictions have been a boost to wild Atlantic salmon returns in Irish rivers this year, as SeafoodSource reports. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is awaiting official data to support the suggestion that decreased predation…
€120K ‘Angling For All’ Fund To Support Youth & Novice Anglers
A new funding scheme to support novice anglers of all ages and backgrounds is now open for applications. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says the €120,000 ‘Angling for All’ fund will contribute between €2,000 and €5,000 for each qualifying project aimed…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Appoints New Chief Executive
The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the appointment of Francis O’Donnell to the position of chief executive officer. O’Donnell is currently director of the Western River Basin District. He will take up his new position in the coming…
Submissions Sought On IFI’s Novice Angling Strategy
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is inviting submissions for its new Novice Angling Strategy, titled ‘Let’s Fish’, which is aimed at growing participation in the sport and pastime. Based on a series of consultations last year with anglers, angling clubs and…

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