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Glen Wightman
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has taken part in a tagging project for salmon that tracks their epic sea swim from Greenland to Europe. IFI researcher Glen Wightman represented the agency in an EU-funded programme in the east Greenland settlement of…
Available in two sizes, the ECHOMAP Ultra 2 102sv with a 10-inch display and ECHOMAP Ultra 2 122sv with a 12-inch display, the new series offers unparalleled mapping coverage and detail for both coastal and inland waters
Garmin, a leading technology company, has launched its ECHOMAP™ Ultra 2 chartplotter series designed with advanced features for inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a 10- or 12-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen with keyed assist, they put UHD scanning sonar, support for Garmin…
This traditional salmon fly is part of the IFI collection now on display in the Cork Public Museum
Traditional Irish salmon flies commissioned 121 years ago for the Cork International Exhibition in 1902 will now feature in a new museum display on the same site in Cork. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), custodians of the vintage collection, released an…
A dead juvenile salmon in the Corkley River near Keady where a slurry spill is being investigated
Local anglers have said it could take years for stocks to recover after a major fish kill in a Northern Ireland river. According to BBC News, it’s believed hundreds of juvenile salmon were lost as a result of a slurry…
Dead fish found on Ballinagh River on 19 July 2022
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed the prosecution of Uisce Éireann (formerly Irish Water) for a pollution incident in the Ballinagh River in Co Cavan in which 160 fish died. Sample results taken from the water near the Uisce Éireann…
18th Erne Pike Fishing Classic logo
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that the Erne Pike Classic will take place this weekend from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October. Friday involves a shore-based angling competition. The Waterways Ireland jetties…
The triple-barbed hook, rod and reel seized in the incident at Jenning’s Pool on the River Lee on 6 August 2022
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed the successful prosecuted of a man for using a barbed fishing hook in Cork. Stephen Hackett of Leitrim Street, Cork was found guilty of using the hook, refusing to provide personal details when asked,…
Kevin Roche from Shanagarry is among the Irish teams competing in the Netherlands and Cork.  Pictured from (L/R): Kieran Ivers (CEO of Green Rebel), Kevin Roche and Pearse Flynn (Founder of Green Rebel)
Irish offshore survey company Green Rebel has sponsored a young angler from East Cork, Kevin Roche, for two upcoming Junior World Championship competitions. Roche, who hails from Shanagarry, is part of the Irish teams competing in the Netherlands and Cork.…
Belgium’s Pêche Expo
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is organising Ireland’s first ever stand at the Pêche Expo angling show in Belgium on the weekend of 11-12 November. Pêche Expo is aimed at a general angling audience and is dedicated to all types of…
Aerial photo showing the River Shannon between Corbally and St Mary’s Park, Limerick
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured convictions against three men for illegal fishing offences on the River Shannon. Two men were convicted of illegal salmon netting on the River Shannon, and another man has been convicted of possessing an unlawfully…
2023’s winning team in the Annual Inter Agency Sea Angling Challenge, representing Inland Fisheries Ireland’s West/North West division
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s West/North West team were the winners of 2023’s Annual Inter Agency Sea Angling Challenge. Now in its 22nd year, the 2023 event took place in Clew Bay, Co Mayo on Friday 8 September with competitors representing IFI,…
Loughs Agency logo
A ‘substantial’ fish kill affecting trout and young salmon has been discovered in a tributary of the River Finn in Co Donegal. Donegal Daily reported on Wednesday (13 September) on the incident in what’s described as a “nursery stream” at…
The Clare River in Cregmore, Co Galway
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions in relation to a proposal to reduce the daily bag limit of four brown trout to two brown trout on the rivers Clare, Abbert, Dalgan, Grange and Sinking in the Galway Fishery District.…
Lough Ree International King of the Lake Festival 2023 event poster
Lough Ree’s former Pike Classic has a new name and had expanded to the whole of the lake for the first time, as Shannonside News reports. The Lough Ree International King of the Lake Festival will be fished over the…
Sea trout
A sea trout tagged as part of a collaborative project led by the Loughs Agency and the River Faughan Anglers has provided remarkable insights into the growth and behaviour of these elusive fish within the Lough Foyle system. The ‘Casting…
A lone male sea angler fishing on a rocky shoreline
Mackerel, pollack, dogfish, seabass and whiting were the most-widely caught fish species by Ireland’s 250,000 sea anglers in 2022, according to new data from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The results are taken from IFI’s Irish Marine Recreational Angling Survey (IMREC)…