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Lough Ree International King of the Lake Festival 2023 event poster
Lough Ree’s former Pike Classic has a new name and had expanded to the whole of the lake for the first time, as Shannonside News reports. The Lough Ree International King of the Lake Festival will be fished over the…
Sea trout
A sea trout tagged as part of a collaborative project led by the Loughs Agency and the River Faughan Anglers has provided remarkable insights into the growth and behaviour of these elusive fish within the Lough Foyle system. The ‘Casting…
A lone male sea angler fishing on a rocky shoreline
Mackerel, pollack, dogfish, seabass and whiting were the most-widely caught fish species by Ireland’s 250,000 sea anglers in 2022, according to new data from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The results are taken from IFI’s Irish Marine Recreational Angling Survey (IMREC)…
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A number of projects funded by the Loughs Agency’s Angling Improvement Fund 2023 — which aims to reinvest in angling-related initiatives that directly benefit the Foyle and Carlingford catchments — have officially commenced. Angling clubs, fisheries, charities and community organisations…
File image of an Atlantic salmon
A newly published report by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) reveals a record percentage of wild salmon were placed back in the water after being hooked by fishermen/women in 2022. And IFI’s Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Statistics Report 2022 shows…
Sample of freshwater crayfish and brown trout killed in the incident at Ballymore Eustace in June 2022
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured a prosecution against Uisce Éireann for pollution of the River Liffey at a water treatment plant in Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare. At a recent sitting of Naas District Court, Judge Desmond Zaidan convicted Uisce…
A sample of dead fish from at least 2,000 discovered in the Brownsmills stream in Co Cork
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is investigating a serious incident near Kinsale in Co Cork in which at least 2,000 fish have died. The fish kill occurred on the Brownsmills stream in Co Cork and spread over a 4-5km stretch, flowing…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the final draw of 2023 for anglers who wish to catch and keep wild salmon and sea trout greater than 40cm from the Lower River Lee in Cork this year. A further 45 brown…
A mature male pink salmon with characteristic humpback and spotted tail
Following a recent advisory from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the Loughs Agency has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon encountered in the Foyle and Carlingford Catchments during…
Two of the hundreds of young people who have taken part in IFI’s Dublin Angling Initiative
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched an open call for youth clubs, community groups and schools in the greater Dublin area to take part in its local fishing programme, the Dublin Angling Initiative. The project aims to promote, develop and…
Lough Sheelin
A new public consultation on the long-term management of the Great Western Lakes is now under way. It follows last year’s consultation on the first draft of the plan by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), as previously reported on Afloat.ie. The…
Fishing gear seized from Joseph Foley’s boat by IFI fisheries officers
A Co Meath angler has been found guilty of two breaches of fisheries legislation for illegal fishing in an area around the Blasket Islands. Joseph Foley from Trim, Co Meath was observed trolling for protected bluefin tuna off the Kerry…
The Garavogue River in Sligo town as seen from Rockwood Parade
A Sligo angler has been convicted of a breach of fisheries legislation for illegal salmon angling. Mark Cawley, with an address in Sligo town, was observed in possession of an untagged salmon at Rockwood Parade on the Garavogue River in…
The salmon weir on the River Corrib north of Galway city centre
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is reopening the Moy Fishery in Co Mayo and the Galway Fishery in Galway city this week. Both fisheries were closed to angling 10 days ago due to elevated water temperatures, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.…
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The Loughs Agency is advising anglers to help preserve salmon and trout stocks in rivers following prolonged periods of hot weather across both the Foyle and Carlingford catchments. These extreme weather conditions have led to low river flows, high water…
IFI environmental officer Oliver McGrath with the sturgeon specimen after it was removed from the River Suir
A distressed sturgeon was discovered in shallow water near Sir Thomas’s Bridge in the River Suir, near Clonmel in Co Tipperary on Thursday 1 June. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it was a likely escapee reared sturgeon of unknown origin.…