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 It would take nearly 2.5 hours to walk along the length of confiscated illegal netting
Inland Fisheries Ireland today announced that it seized 647 items of illegal fishing equipment and 301 illegal fishing nets measuring 14,055 metres (8.6 miles) in 2017. The agency’s Fisheries Protection statistics for 2017 also reveal that it carried out 26,726…
Inland Fisheries Officers assess the fish kill death toll in Claremorris
On the evening of Wednesday, 6th June officers of Inland Fisheries Ireland received a report from a member of the public in Claremorris, Co Mayo regarding a fish kill on the Ballygowan River (one of the prime spawning tributaries of…
Transition year students from Christian Brothers School (CBS) James Street, Dublin 8, after their recent successful completion of the second annual Angling Adventure fly fishing project
Inland Fisheries Ireland was delighted to attend the recent graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to transition year students from Christian Brothers School (CBS) James Street, Dublin 8, after their recent successful completion of the second annual Angling Adventure flyfishing…
A sample of the dead fish found downstream of Ballina Waste Water Treatment Plant discharge pipe
On Thursday 17 May, 2018 Inland Fisheries Ireland received a report of a fish kill on Ballycorrigan stream and near the confluence with the River Shannon in Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Staff observed approximately 100 brown trout of various age groups,…
DNA Testing Continues To Confirm Cause Of Cork Carp Kill
#Angling - Scientists at the Marine Institute’s Fish Health Unit are conducting further testing on sample carp from The Lough and Belvelly in Cork after the recent outbreak of suspected carp edema virus. The tests include sequencing of the viral…
The freshwater lake at The Lough is home to carp, eel and perch, among other species
#Angling - The cost of replacing lost carp at The Lough in Cork city centre could be more than €200,000, according to the Irish Examiner. Inland Fisheries Ireland responded to reports of a fish kill at the popular catch-and-release coarse…
An infected carp from The Lough in Cork city as seen last week
#Angling - Scientists of the Fish Health Unit at the Marine Institute have advised that sample carp taken from The Lough and Belvelly Lake in Cork have tested positive for carp edema virus, or CEV. The poxvirus causes a disease…
An infected carp from The Lough
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland yesterday (Friday 4 May) responded to reports of a fish kill at The Lough in Cork city centre. The reports were received from Cork Carp Anglers Club who recorded a number of dead fish at…
Lough Derg
#Angling - RTÉ News reports on concerns among anglers on Lough Derg over Irish Water’s plans to pump water from the River Shannon to supply Dublin and the Midlands. The utility has proposed a pipeline from Parteen Basin, south of…
‘Operation Ephemera’ To Tackle Trout Angling Against The Rules This Mayfly Season
#Angling - A new campaign is designed to alert anglers to renewed efforts to detect those who either take undersize trout or more trout than the rules allow. Operation Ephemera is specifically focused on anglers fishing for trout during the…
Fishcounter in the River Strule at Omagh, south of Newtownstewart
#Angling - Hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout escaped from a commercial fish farm in Co Tyrone last year, according to the Loughs Agency. BBC News has details on the cross-border body’s report into the incident on the River Strule…
Successful Prosecution For IFI After River Dee Pollution Incident
#Angling - At a sitting of Ardee District Court on Monday 12 March, Irish Water pleaded guilty to the discharge of deleterious matter to the River Dee on 15 May 2017. The offence related to a poor quality discharge from…
Map of the Owenriff catchment and location of electrofishing sites and lakes surveyed in 2017
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland has published its 2017 fish stock survey for the Owenriff catchment as well as its rehabilitation plan for the system to promote the recovery of brown trout and salmon in its lakes and rivers. The…
Minister Welcomes Stock Management Plan For Trout Waters In 2018
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, today welcomed Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2018 Stock Management Plan for designated trout lakes. The 2018 plan again includes operations on Loughs Corrib, Mask, Carra, Conn, Cullin, Arrow…
Report Confirms Presence Of Farmed Atlantic Salmon In Galway & Mayo Rivers
#Angling - As many as 500 farmed salmon could have entered a number of rivers in Galway and Mayo last autumn, according to a new report from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The report into the incident in the Western River…
Oisin Cahill of the Dublin Angling Initiative with Darcy Davila Santos (10), his brother Darren (8) and their mother Doreen at Annamoe Fisheries in Co Wicklow last summer. Darcy, a pupil of Rathdrum National School, landed a 4lb rainbow trout to win the Sean McMorrow Memorial Trophy
#Angling - Over 420 children and young people from the Greater Dublin Area have taken up angling in the past year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative. The programme which aims to promote, develop and improve angling in…

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