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Ten months after riparian restoration works on the Kells Blackwater
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a funding call of up to €1 million to support vital conservation projects around the country through the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund. Since 2016, more than €6 million in…
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An angler has been convicted at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court for several fishing offences and fined a total of £465, which included a £15 offender levy. Kevin McCann (55) of Lagmore View Gardens, Dunmurray, Belfast was found guilty at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court to…
Zebra mussels
Fishery officers from the Loughs Agency recently observed zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) near Victoria Lock at the Newry Canal. Zebra mussels are an invasive non-native Species (INNS), meaning they have been transported outside of their natural geographic range only to…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is working on a new Customer Charter and Action Plan for 2023 to 2025 — and welcomes public input on its drafting. Customer charters are short statements describing the level of service that you can expect…
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Two carp anglers convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for separate fishing offences have been fined a total of £430. Samuel Seenan (42) of Altnagarron Mews, Belfast pleaded guilty to three breaches of legislation prescribed under the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is now preparing a draft Irish Language Scheme for review by An Coimisinéir Teanga following a public consultation this past summer. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the initiative aims for accordance with Section 11 of the…
Still from video of the 2.82m Atlantic bluefin tuna caught and measured some 50km off the Pembrokeshire coast
An Atlantic bluefin tuna hooked off the Pembrokeshire coast recently is believed to be the biggest fish ever caught in Welsh waters. As Wales Online reports, the 900lb (408kg) monster catch was made by Simon Batey and Jason Nott while…
Eugene Farrelly of Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club is interviewed for the new Fair Seas film
A short film featuring the views of local communities who make a living from the sea is set to be launched in Kerry this week. Fair Seas, a coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations and networks, created the 12-minute…
The new footbridge is located over the Owenea River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened a new footbridge over the Owenea River near Glenties in Co Donegal. In a welcome boost for angling access on the Owenea fishery, the new steel footbridge was commissioned by IFI to replace the…
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Salmon and sea trout anglers who fished during the 2022 season are being reminded to return their logbooks and any unused gill tags at the end of the season. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging such anglers to return their angling…
Winners and organisers of the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival
Liverpool-based boat Nirvana won the top prize at the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival in Wexford last week, competing head-to-head with 30 other boats to catch the greatest number of fish species. Two boats from Howth Sea Angling Club, Shamrock…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is hosting an online webinar this  Thursday evening 15 September as part of the public consultation process for the Great Western Lakes Management Plan. Since the public consultation was launched in August, as previously reported on Afloat.ie,…
Schalk Van Lill, customer success manager at Esri Ireland with William Roche, senior research officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, pictured at the announcement that Esri’s digital mapping system is empowering the sea angling community to safeguard marine fish stocks
More has been shared about plans to attract Ireland’s community of up to 250,000 recreational sea anglers to take part in a large-scale citizen science project and play an active role in helping to conserve marine fish stocks. Leading geographic information…
This year’s Carlingford Ambassadors get tuition in angling at Camlough Lake in Co Armagh
A group of 16 young people came together last month for a five-day programme exploring the natural resources of the Carlingford catchment. The Loughs Agency’s Carlingford Ambassador programme aims to connect young people to the waterways in their local area…
Inspecting the conservation works at the Kilroe River recently were Conor Ruane of LAWPRO with Billy Cavanagh and Frank Reilly of the East Corrib Alliance, IFI chief executive Francis O’Donnell and has of operations Barry Fox
Important conservation works designed to improve habitats and water quality along the Kilroe River in Co Galway are ongoing, thanks to a successful partnership between the local angling community, local landowners and State agencies. Under the Kilroe Environmental River Enhancement…
Some of the dead fish recovered from the Glenagannon River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a major fish kill incident that’s claimed over 2,000 juvenile brown trout and Atlantic salmon in a Co Donegal river. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District were alerted…

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