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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. http://www.afloat.ie/inland/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. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ 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. http://www.corkman.ie/sport/other-sports/daniel-angles-his-way-to-allireland-2877680.html 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. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ "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. http://afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ 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. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ 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. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ Team member Joe Byrne, from Courtown in Co Wexford, told the Gorey Guardian that the Irish are "in with…
Go Fishing in Ireland - an 'Angler's Paradise'
DiscoverIreland guest blogger Kirsten Fruit has posted a quick guide highlighting Ireland's abundance of world-class angling spots. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ "For years, fishing fanatics from around the world have found a haven of sorts in Ireland’s waterways," she writes, "and it isn’t…
Avoca Produces Record Sea Trout
Denis O'Toole has spoken of his amazement at catching a record 16-pound sea trout from the Acova River in Co Wicklow. The angling hobbyist and professional fly dresser told the Bray People how he had spent the day fishing with…
Angling in Ireland: What's Your View?
A recent letter to The Irish Times highlights the long way Ireland has to travel if it's to position itself as a top angling destination in Europe. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0725/1224301316244.html Reader Kevin McDonnell from Co Cork recounts a fly-fishing trip in Norway,…
Angling Event Raises Funds for Howth Lifeboat
A boat angling event in Dublin last week raised €1,000 for the RNLI Howth Lifeboat, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.afloat.ie/resources/organisations/rnli-ireland/ http://afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0801/1224301679637.html The third annual Paul Lynam Memorial Cup catch-and-release contest, hosted by the Howth Angling Centre, saw 35…
Leitrim Gets Funding for Angling Tourism
Funding of more than €200,000 has been announced for new facilities at Lough Rynn in the hopes of bringing a major tourism boost to Co Leitrim. The funding, allocated by Fáilte Ireland and announced by Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan,…
Angling Classic Among Items Auctioned from Hanna Collection
A 19th-century book on angling fetched €820 at an auction of bookseller Fred Hanna's private collection earlier this week, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0723/1224301182026.html The classic title The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing by the Rev Henry…
Kerry Makes Moves to Promote Angling
A recent series of workshops was hosted in Kerry aimed at training angling guides to develop the sport in the Kingdom. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ The Kerryman reports that 15 potential guides participated in the six-day programme on the River Laune, led by…
Eddie Lands Specimen Salmon
Anglers have been treated to unprecedented fishing on Mayo's River Moy of late, the river experiencing the best run of spring salmon in years. Eddie O'Connor (left of image) of Dublin caught this magnificent specimen spring salmon of 9.2kg (20lbs…

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