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42 rivers to be open as a surplus of fish has been identified in these rivers
Seán Canney T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2019. These will come into effect from Tuesday 1 January…
Stand-up paddle boarders ride the waves off Dollymount
Ireland’s hottest surfing spot is… Dublin? It might not be Mullaghmore, but many surfers swear by the waves off Dollymount Strand in Dublin Bay, widely believed to the the longest in Ireland. Local kitesurfers already know the score — the…
Marine Minister Michael Creed made the announcement on Friday 21 December
#Fishing - Trawling by fishing vessels over 18 metres will be banned within Ireland’s six-mile limit from 1 January 2020, the Government has announced. Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Friday 21 December) revealed his decision following a review conducted earlier…
Swimmers take a festive dip in the North Sea at Newbiggin by the Sea
#WaterSafety - For many in Ireland a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. But the RNLI reminds anyone planning for a seaside swim next week that the sea is at its coldest, and potentially most…
Brown trout are currently not subject to minimum size or bag limits on the River Bandon in Co Cork
#Angling - Submissions are now open in a public consultation hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) around a proposed angling bye-law which focuses on the conservation of sea trout and brown trout on the River Bandon. The new bye-law aims to…
Funding Available For Angling Projects & Events In 2019
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its Sponsorship Programme for 2019 and is now inviting applications from suitable angling events and initiatives nationwide. The programme, which is one of the funding mechanisms of the National Strategy for Angling…
Tom Butler surfing the giant wave off Nazaré on Friday 14 December
#Surfing - A regular visitor to Ireland’s big wave surfing hot spots may have broken the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed, as The Irish Times reports. Cornish surfer Tom Butler rode a giant swell at Nazaré in…
€260m in Fish Quotas Secured for 2019
Following the conclusion of 2019 Annual Fisheries Negotiations at 3.00am this morning (Wednesday) Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., confirmed the deal negotiated is a balanced outcome, delivering on sustainability objectives and ensuring a strong result…
Sandycove Beach Ho-Ho-Hosting Santa Scuba Dive This Weekend To Raise Funds For Lifeboat Charity
This Saturday morning (22 December) 100 Scuba divers dressed in Santa suits will brave the elements and dive into the sea water off Sandycove Beach to raise money for the RNLI. The annual Santa Scuba Dive has raised over €8,000…
The Republic of Ireland disputes the UK’s claim to the territory of Lough Foyle between Donegal and Derry
#Fishing - The UK Government has been accused of “coasting” on plans for Britain’s and in particular Northern Ireland’s fisheries post-Brexit, as the News Letter reports. MPs on the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee have written to fisheries secretary Michael…
Peter O’Reilly with a Delphi salmon in April 2016
The Telegraph in the UK has published its obituary of Peter O’Reilly, the “doyen of Irish fly fishing”, who has died at the age of 78. One of the biggest names in Irish angling, O’Reilly helped to popularise the sport…
Sanita Puspure, the Afloat Rower of the Year
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Year 2018 is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor proved herself the best single sculler in the world. She took silver at the World Cup regattas in Belgrade and Lucerne, running the defending champion,…
 Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Fishmonger Pat O'Connell and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD review the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, providing the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., has received the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice…
The upgraded slipway at Cushlough Bay delivered by Ballinrobe & District Anglers and the World Cup Trout Fly Championship Committee
#Angling - Ballinrobe & District Anglers have successfully completed a project which will greatly improve access to a popular angling destination at Cushlough Bay in Co Mayo. The project was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) via the National Strategy…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…
 Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector marked the launch of International Year of the Salmon by unveiling one of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of 12 RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to highlight the important of fisheries protection. To find out more about International Year of the Salmon
It is estimated that 240,000 Atlantic salmon returned to Irish shores last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. The enduring Atlantic salmon populations in Irish waters were being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS),…

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