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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…
MINISTER for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan has opened a 30-day public consultation process on the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 season, the Irish Times reports. Under the latest draft egulations, 51 rivers out…
The Irish teams that fished in this year's World Championships and Celtic Cup have vowed to represent Ireland again after a falling out with the national angling body, Angler's Mail reports. Angler's Mail reports that the squads are in dispute…
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, has announced the start of a 30 day public consultation process on the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 season. Regulations are made each year, after public consultation,…
Irish Anglers Win Big in South Africa
Ireland's angling team won the 2010 World Shore Championships in South Africa at the weekend. The combined effort of the five-strong Irish squad was more than enough to see off the strong opposition of teams from Italy and Spain over…
Fly tying to be Centrepiece of New Angling Exhibition
Most of the top names in fly tying and angling will be in Galway this November for the inaugural Irish Fly Fair say Galway organisers. Well known game angler Stevie Munn will be in town in partnership with Irish Angler…

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