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Second Irish Fly Fair Set To Be Bigger and Better
#ANGLING - The Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show at the Galway Bay Hotel next weekend be "the biggest of its kind in Ireland", hosting the largest number of fly tyers and trade stands from over 15 countries, according to…
Wexford To Host Winter Shore Angling Festival in January
#ANGLING - The 24th Winter Shore Angling Festival will be hosted on Co Wexford's east-facing beaches from 26-28 January, the Gorey Guardian reports. Ireland's Dave Roe will be aiming to repeat his winning effort last year in a strong…
Catching Your Dinner Off the West Coast
Deep sea fishing is alive and well off the west coast of Ireland, and not only is it a hugely enjoyable sport - just one catch can be enough to feed the whole family. That's what The Irish Times' Elizabeth…
First Meeting of National Inland Fisheries Forum
Seasonality, climate change and the environment were the hot topics discussed at the inaugural meeting of the National Inland Fisheries Forum in Athlone last Thursday. Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne hosted the forum, whose 60 voluntary…
Freeze on NI Fishing Licence Fees
Northern Ireland's sports minister has announced that there will be no increase in fishing licence fees for the 2012 angling seasons. Carál Ní Chuilín said that "In light of the current economic climate, I have decided to keep the…
New Fisheries Partnership for the River Shannon
The ESB has made an agreement with Shannon Fisheries Preservation and Development Co to establish the new Shannon Fisheries Partnership, The Irish Times reports. The new group will comprise representatives from both bodies as well as Inland Fisheries…
Notice of Angling Reservoir Closures in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Water has announced that some of its reservoirs will be closed to angling temporarily from next January to facilitate refurbishment work. The water levels on the reservoirs in the DCAL Public Angling Estate work be lowered on…
Atlantic Salmon on 'Red List' of Endangered Species
Atlantic salmon have joined four other native fish on a 'red list' of endangered species compiled by the Ireland's fisheries and wildlife agencies. As the Irish Independent reports, one third of the State's 15 native fish species are considered endangered…
Bumper Catch at Rock House Fishery
Described by The Irish Times' Derek Evans as "one of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland", the Rock House fishery in Co Mayo boasted banner numbers of salmon and sea trout catches this spring and summer. April started off strong…
Salmon Return to the Tolka After More Than a Century
Dublin has yet another thing to celebrate with the news that wild Atlantic salmon have returned to what was long regarded as the dirtiest of the capital's inland waterways. The Irish Independent reports that the fish have been spotted…
Slim Pickings for IWA Angling Day
There was a big turnout for the Irish Wheelchair Association's annual Angling Day recently, The Irish Time reports. As many as 90 competitors, representing 11 angling centres across the country, staked out spots along the Grand Canal at Lucan…
Macroom Man Wins All-Ireland Lake Fishing Title
Daniel Murphy topped a competitive field in the All-Ireland Lake Fishing Championships, the Corkman reports. Anglers from across the island of Ireland took part in the event on Loch Lein in Killarney, braving the high winds that heralded the…
New Angling Resort Makes a Splash
The Irish Times' Derek Evans has good things to say about the new Southern County Fishing Resort in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. "Bowled over" by the "45 acres of beautifully landscaped surrounds", Evans was particularly taken by the resort's three…
Proposals to Lift Bass Fishing Ban Cause a Stir
The Government's proposals to lift the ban on commercial bass fishing has raised the ire of at least one letterwriter to The Irish Times. Guy Pitcher writes in today's newspaper that "the commercial ban has saved this very slow-growing…
Welcome Boon for the River Moy
The New York Times recently paid a visit to the River Moy in Co Sligo, where angling has experienced a resurgance in recent years. Since the ban on drift netting off Irish shores in 2007, salmon numbers in the…
Irish Anglers Tough It Out in Tuscany
Some of Ireland's top anglers are currently toughing it out in Tuscany at the 2011 World Championship of Shore Angling. Team member Joe Byrne, from Courtown in Co Wexford, told the Gorey Guardian that the Irish are "in with…

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