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Two Men Plead Guilty to Illegal Net Fishing for Salmon on the Lower River Nore
Two men have recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal net fishing for salmon on the lower River Nore. On Tuesday, 18th of February Mr Brian Murphy and Mr Martin Barron appeared in front of judge Geraldine Carthy…
Renowned angler and fly-casting instructor Glenda Powell will teach participants around various venues from April to September
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be running a number of events to give women the opportunity to try angling in 2020. Renowned angler Glenda Powell, one of the world’s leading fly-casting instructors, has partnered with IFI to teach the participants…
Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of the meadow” on the River Drowes at 2.45pm, Friday the 14th of February
The first catch and release salmon of 2020 has been caught on the River Drowes in Co. Leitrim according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of…
A charity angling match at Loughgall Lake
Plans by Armagh’s council to restock Loughgall Lake with £12,000 worth of carp have been deemed insufficient by local anglers. According to ArmaghI, the Loughgall Carp Anglers group believes night angling catch rates would rise — and its membership would…
Bluefin Tuna in Donegal Bay
A new scientific catch and release tagging programme for Atlantic bluefin tuna will authorise up to 25 qualifying angling skippers to participate, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says. As Afloat reported yesterday, the new Tuna CHART (Catch and Release Tagging) programme…
Tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay in 2019
Building on the success of last year’s Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) pilot programme, a bluefin tuna research catch-and-release fishery for Ireland will operate in 2020. A maximum of 25 authorisations may be granted to qualifying angling charter vessel…
File image of a salmon smolt
Last week the Loughs Agency visited local primary schools in the Foyle and Carlingford areas as part of the Salmon Ambassadors programme. The programme, which forms part of the legacy of 2019’s International Year of the Salmon, will see the…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Submissions for Corporate Plan 2020-2025
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the state agency responsible for Ireland’s inland fisheries, invites submissions for its new Corporate Plan 2020-2025. The consultation process is an opportunity for members of the public to have an input into the formulation of Inland…
Evan Collins who won the Dr AEJ Went Award for "Young Specimen Angler of the Year"
Anglers fishing Irish waters caught hundreds of large fish in 2019 according to the just-published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report. For the first time in many years, no new records were set but over 500 exceptionally large fish of…
Newport Sea Angling Club in Mayo at one of their Junior Events that was sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Programme 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Programme for 2020 and is now inviting applications from suitable angling events and initiatives nationwide. The programme, which is one of the funding mechanisms of Inland Fisheries Ireland, awarded funding to 87 angling…
Upgrade Coming For Loughs Agency eLicence Website
Anglers in the Foyle and Carlingford areas are advised that the Loughs Agency will soon launched an upgraded eLicence website that meets GDPR requirements and includes a number of improvements based on user feedback. When the new site goes live, all…
Eight-year-old Maisy from Lusk, Co Dublin was winner in the ages 8-11 category
Two young artists have been chosen as winners of the Salmon of Colour colouring competition organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the National Museum of Ireland’s Natural History branch to mark International Year of the Salmon. Eight-year-old Maisy from…
Completed bank works at the Glenumera fishery in Co Mayo
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened a new funding round available to community groups and angling clubs across the country. The funding will be awarded to fisheries conservation projects and development projects with over €1.3 million announced yesterday (Thursday 16…
HM Coastguard searching for the angler feared missing from Blackpool’s South Pier on 2 January
An angler from Blackpool learned he was the subject of a nine-hour search and rescue operation only after being told about the incident by an employee at a bait shop in the Lancashire town, as the Blackpool Gazette reports. It’s…
82 Rivers To Open For Salmon Angling This Wednesday
A total of 82 rivers will open for salmon and sea trout angling in the 2020 season that commences this Wednesday 1 January. “This will allow everyone to share in this important natural resource, for which conservation will be to…
Salmon migration
The route taken by young salmon (smolts) leaving the east coast of Ireland has been discovered for the first time. Inland Fisheries Ireland and Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute have revealed findings which show young salmon leaving rivers on…

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