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Silage effluent discolouring the waters of the Annalee River
A farmer in Co Monaghan has been convicted of allowing silage effluent to enter a local river, following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Thomas McEnaney, from Ardragh in Carrickmacross, pleaded guilty to charges, was fined €400 and ordered…
Bream caught by an angler in Ireland
July and August are typically the busiest months of the year for angling, so Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is issuing a timely reminder about the national regulations that are in place to protect pike and coarse fish. Angling is a hugely popular leisure activity…
Some of the thousands of dead fish discovered on the River Torrent on Sunday 19 June
A slurry spill in a Co Tyrone river has “wiped out” thousands of salmonids in a major fish kill, as BelfastLive reports. The incident was discovered at the weekend on the River Torrent, which leads to the Coalisland Canal, with…
Aughnacliffe River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has appealed to landowners to consult with it before carrying out works on or near watercourses after a Longford man was fined or disturbance of spawning beds. Colm Ginty from Dunbeggan, Aughnacliffe, Co Longford was convicted…
Fish kill incident in the River Rye Water
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a serious fish kill incident at the River Rye in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Environmental and fisheries officers from the Eastern River Basin District in Dublin were alerted to the incident on the evening of…
Butlers Pool in Waterville, Co Kerry
The State agency responsible for the conservation and protection of freshwater fish, habitats and sea angling resources is asking angling enthusiasts who have fished the Currane catchment in Co Kerry for their views. Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) new online survey…
Cork Waterworks on the River Lee
A Cork city man convicted of strokehauling salmon received a three-month prison sentence suspended for two years at a sitting of Cork District Court on Tuesday 17 May. Shane Heaphy (27) of Templeacre Avenue, Gurranabraher pleaded guilty to committing four…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
The deadline to enter the third online lottery for ‘brown tags’ for wild salmon angling on the Lower River Lee is 5pm on Thursday 9 June. A further 38 brown tags will be issued on Monday 13 June by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), following…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) proposes to draft a scheme in accordance with Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003, which aims to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. The State agency with responsibility for the…
Annacotty Weir in Co Limerick
The Minister for the Environment has welcomed new funding to 34 projects in 14 counties under the Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2022 awarded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Under two separate funds — the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and…
Loughs Agency Public Notice
The Loughs Agency has confirmed the detection of a “limited number” of escaped rainbow trout from an aquaculture facility in the Foyle area. Investigations are being conducted by inland fisheries officials from Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that an Inland Fisheries Ireland fish stock survey will take place on Lough Ree from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 25 June. Survey nets will be set in up to 100…
The Special Judges’ Category winning artwork by Katie O’Neill of Presentation Portarlington Primary School
Two young artists from Cork and Dublin have scooped the winning prizes in the 2022 Something Fishy national poster competition, with a third student from Laois being awarded the Special Judges’ Category prize. The competition, which is organised by Inland Fisheries…
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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has ordered an investigation of Inland Fisheries Ireland following claims of serious irregularities at the State body for inland and inshore fisheries, according to It’s reported that senior counsel has been appointed to investigate allegations…
Salmon seized as part of a night-time surveillance operation by Inland Fisheries Ireland on the River Fergus in July 2021
Two men have been convicted for being in the possession of illegally caught salmon on the River Fergus in Ennis, Co Clare and were ordered to pay fines following prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Gerard Considine and Niall…
Lough Sheelin
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is launching a new survey that will tap into the knowledge of trout anglers in Lough Sheelin. The survey will use a method developed by IFI called FLEKSI — Fishers’ Local Ecological Knowledge Surveillance Indicators —…

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