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Something Fishy 2022 poster competition
Fifth and sixth class pupils around the country are being asked to design a poster that encourages greater conservation of Ireland’s native fish. Organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre, the national poster competition is…
Loughs Agency Salmon Ambassadors presentation
The Loughs Agency’s education team is currently delivering this year’s Salmon Ambassador programme with primary schools and national schools in the Foyle and Carlingford catchments. So far, pupils have been learning about the amazing lifecycle of the Salmon, from their…
The Pike spotted in a Galway well was a surprise
County Galway reader Brenda Richardson spotted a carnivorous pike fish (above) in her (unused) well in a farm field about one mile from Lough Corrib and near Wormhole boglands and she writes:  There is a history of eel sightings in this well but we did…
File image of Lough Lene in Co Westmeath
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions from interested parties in respect of a proposed new angling bye-law which would set a minimum length and bag limit for trout caught and retained from Lough Lene. At present there is no…
File image of an illegal fishing net, provided by Inland Fisheries Ireland
A Kilrush man has been convicted of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a fisheries officer following an incident on the Shannon Estuary in the summer of 2020. At a sitting in Ennis of Kilrush District Court on…
“Recruitment
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is launching its recruitment drive to hire 49 seasonal fisheries officers. The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering 16 counties with recruitment getting underway immediately. Seasonal fisheries officers will join teams over…
Bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay
Experienced charter skippers can now apply for Ireland’s 2022 bluefin tuna scientific survey programme, as scientists confirm that over 1,100 of the largest tuna in the world have been successfully tagged and released through the programme in the last three…
National Biodiversity Data Centre logo
There’s still time to make submissions in the public consultation on two Pathway Action Plans for the control of invasive species on Ireland’s waterways. According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Invasives.ie programme, the purpose of Pathway Action Plans (PAPs)…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
Following the introduction of ‘brown tag’ regulations to boost conservation efforts in Kerry’s Waterville catchment, anglers of wild salmon on the Lower River Lee in Cork are advised that similar rules will come into force from Tuesday 1 February. As…
Angling Ireland’s stand at the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be attending the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, near Boston in the USA from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January. The State agency for Ireland’s inland and inshore fisheries has also put out an invitation…
A still from video footage of salmon spawning in the River Roe
As part of the Loughs Agency’s annual redd counting on the River Roe and its tributaries in Northern Ireland, underwater cameras were successfully deployed and have captured footage of salmon spawning activity. Mark McCauley, freshwater fisheries biologist with the agency,…
File image of fishing rods for angling
Anglers who wish to catch and keep wild salmon from the Waterville catchment in 2022 are being advised that ‘brown tag’ regulations to boost conservation efforts are coming into force from Monday 17 January. The measures are included in the…
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2022
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2022. These will come into effect from Saturday, 1st January 2022. Minister Ryan said: “81…
Plastic guards were put in place to protect the mixed-species saplings on the River Roe
Between 2012 and 2014, each spring the Loughs Agency — in partnership with Woodland Trust and with the agreement of local landowners — planted 10,000 mixed-species native trees along both banks of the River Roe in Northern Ireland. This section…
The Camowen River near Omagh following bank stability works
The Loughs Agency has completed river enhancement works on several rivers in the Omagh area in Northern Ireland in partnership with local landowners, the Omagh Anglers Association and Strule Tributaries and Rivers Trust. Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon said:…
File image of fishing rods for angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland has today (Wednesday 22 December) announced details of its 2022 Sponsorship Programme. Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are being invited to apply for sponsorship funding before the 21 January deadline In 2022, the €30,000…