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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. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/salmon-freeze-to-death-on-fish-farm-15038471.html…
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. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1206/1224284845182.html 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…
Irish Anglers Dominate World Open Pike Classic
Irish anglers showed their dominance at the Waterways Ireland World Open Pike Fishing Classic on the River Erne at Enniskillen recently. Bothers Eddie and Frankie Roofe from Enniskillen came tops in the boat fly event, claiming the top three spots…
Galway Welcomes Anglers for Irish Fly Fair
Fly fishing enthusiasts will converge on Galway next month as the city hosts the first annual Irish Fly Fair. Some of the world's top fly tyers will be on hand to show off their craft, and professional casters will demonstrate…
Ireland Victorious In 19th Pike International
Ireland celebrated victory over Britain in the 19th International Pike Championships last week in Galway and Roscommon. The 10-strong Irish squad secured the win after a hard-fought two-day contest on the river Suck, despite traling behind by 23lb in the…
Minister Lenihan launches €2million Celtic Sea Trout Project
The Celtic Sea Trout Project has its official launch at Coillte's Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow this evening. This groundbreaking €2million project, mainly funded by the Wales – Ireland Interreg programme, will see Inland Fisheries Ireland work closely with anglers,…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…

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