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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. 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. 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…
Killybegs Angler Catches 11lb Sea Trout
The Donegal Democrat reports that a Killybegs angler landed a record-sized sea trout at the Erne esturary in Ballyshannon recently. John Cunningham, 48, battled for 10 minutes with the 11lb 1oz monster trout before seizing his quarry. He described…
Poaching a Problem in Cavan and Monaghan Say Anglers
Anglers in Cavan and Monaghan have launched a new organisation to stamp out what they argue is a growing wave of illegal poaching. Members of the Lake Watch group told The Anglo Celt at a recent meeting that a number…
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…

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