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New Guide Service for Fly Fishing in Cork Harbour
A new guide service is now available for anyone wishing to sample bass and saltwater fly fishing on Ireland's south coast. World Sea Fishing reports on Cork Harbour-based Richie Ryan, a specialist fly fishing guide who pilots the first boat…
Win a Day's Fishing with Top Athlete Dean Macey
Ten lucky participants in the UK's National Fishing Month events will have a chance to win a day's fishing with Commonwealth gold medalist Dean Macey. "‘I am more than happy to give up my time to encourage newcomers into this…
'No Dip No Draw' Policy for Irish Anglers
Inland Fisheries Ireland has implemented 'no dip no draw' policy to prevent the spread of invasive species in Ireland's inland waters. The policy, developed by the Irish Angling Development Alliance and endorsed by all affiliated clubs, aims to prevent Irish…
Lough Ree Pike Fest to Include Pike World Cup
This year's Lough Ree International Pike Festival will also play host to the Pike World Cup in Athlone, Co Westmeath, from 13-15 April. The current festival format remains unchanged, but The Irish Times reports that the Pike World Cup will…
Irish Bass Group Chair Gives Praise to 'Wolf of the Sea'
The chairman of the Irish Bass Group gave his praise to the fish described as the 'wolf of the sea' at a recent awards day. John Quinlan told his audience at the Irish Specimen Fish Committee awards that Ireland has…
Angling Council of Ireland Elects President
The Angling Council of Ireland (ACI) elected its first president at an event in Dublin recently. The Irish Times reports that Hugh O'Rourke, who has served as ACI secretary since its inception in 2002, was elected unanimously as head of…
UK's National Fishing Month Proves Bigger and Better
In the UK, National Fishing Month 2010 was a resounding success with 330 events taking place across the country attracting over 13,500 participants of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and social profiles. Research complied by Substance from a sample of 11%…
Minister Lenihan Supports Environmental Initiative on Dublin's River Dodder
Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, T.D., has joined 4th class pupils from St. Pius X Girls national school, Terenure on a field trip of the River Dodder. The purpose of the field trip was to analyse the water quality…
Hooked Live! Comes to Citywest
Hooked Live! returns to Dublin’s Citywest Hotel and Lakes from 26-27 February in what organisers promise will be their biggest and best weekender yet. Whether you are an expert at angling or just looking to try the latest fishing gear,…
Intro to Fly Fishing for Kids
The Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) is set to host an introductory course on fly fishing in Dublin next month. The event at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin on 5 March hopes to be a first step into the art of fly…
Beginners Welcome at Ireland Angling Expo
Live fishing lessons for beginners of all ages will be a feature of the 2011 Ireland Angling Expo. The two-day event on 12-13 February at the National Show Centre in Swords will include a fishing area hosted by the Dublin…
Angling Fed Slams Lead Bar Cheat
The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs has described as "cruel" and "crazy" the actions of a fisherman suspected of inserting a lead bar into a live fish. The Irish Times reports the angler is believed to have forced the…
Vigilance Urged Over Salmon Lice
Salmon farmers have been reminded of the dangers of egg-bearing lice, despite a "sustained reduction" in their numbers according to a new report. "Pest control will always remain a challenge requiring active management," said Minister of State for Fisheries Sean…
Cold Weather Threat to Fish in NI
The recent cold snap has posed a serious threat to Northern Ireland's fish. The Belfast Telegraph reports that thousands of salmon froze to death at a fish farm in Co Antrim last week as temperatures dropped well below zero.…
Openings for New Salmon Season Announced
The Minister of State for Natural Resources yesterday announced more details of river openings for fishing in the New Year due to improvement in the salmon stock. Minister Conor Lenihan announced that 52 rivers - two more than 2010 -…
Bye-Laws for Wild Salmon Fisheries Approved
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan T.D., has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2011. These will come into effect from Friday, 1 January 2011. On receipt of management and…

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