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The Lower River Lee in Cork city
Following the introduction of ‘brown tag’ regulations to boost conservation efforts in Kerry’s Waterville catchment, anglers of wild salmon on the Lower River Lee in Cork are advised that similar rules will come into force from Tuesday 1 February. As…
Angling Ireland’s stand at the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be attending the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, near Boston in the USA from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January. The State agency for Ireland’s inland and inshore fisheries has also put out an invitation…
A still from video footage of salmon spawning in the River Roe
As part of the Loughs Agency’s annual redd counting on the River Roe and its tributaries in Northern Ireland, underwater cameras were successfully deployed and have captured footage of salmon spawning activity. Mark McCauley, freshwater fisheries biologist with the agency,…
File image of fishing rods for angling
Anglers who wish to catch and keep wild salmon from the Waterville catchment in 2022 are being advised that ‘brown tag’ regulations to boost conservation efforts are coming into force from Monday 17 January. The measures are included in the…
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2022
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2022. These will come into effect from Saturday, 1st January 2022. Minister Ryan said: “81…
Plastic guards were put in place to protect the mixed-species saplings on the River Roe
Between 2012 and 2014, each spring the Loughs Agency — in partnership with Woodland Trust and with the agreement of local landowners — planted 10,000 mixed-species native trees along both banks of the River Roe in Northern Ireland. This section…
The Camowen River near Omagh following bank stability works
The Loughs Agency has completed river enhancement works on several rivers in the Omagh area in Northern Ireland in partnership with local landowners, the Omagh Anglers Association and Strule Tributaries and Rivers Trust. Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon said:…
File image of fishing rods for angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland has today (Wednesday 22 December) announced details of its 2022 Sponsorship Programme. Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are being invited to apply for sponsorship funding before the 21 January deadline In 2022, the €30,000…
Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is “greatly encouraged” by the growing public support for addressing problems around the movement of fish at Annacotty Weir. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to remove the weir on the River…
The Elatagh River in Co. Donegal
The CatchmentCare project is nearing completion with the Elatagh instream habitat improvement works along a 3.4km stretch on the Elatagh River, Co. Donegal, and the benefits are already evident. Sharon McMahon, Loughs Agency CEO said: "Loughs Agency is committed to…
File image of fishing rods for angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that a fishing permit will be required for angling on the River Suck and its tributaries for the 2022 season. IFI manages the fisheries along the River Suck on the border of counties Galway…
The CatchmentCARE Team deploying passive samplers on the Finn
The Loughs Agency’s CatchmentCARE Team has been busy since the summer delivering and deploying passive samplers across the Finn catchment in the North West. This passive sampler survey aims to detect the presence of herbicides and pesticides such as MCPA,…
Sea angling off the coast of Co Wexford
The State agency responsible for the conservation and protection of sea angling resources has developed an important new tool that captures anglers’ knowledge and hands-on experience to help track changes in stocks of marine fish. According to Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Brown trout in a river
The tender process for State fisheries overseen by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is now open for 2022. The list of fisheries available in the 2022 tender can be found on the IFI website, as can the 2022 application form. Applications can…
Banner image for Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2022 Habitats and Conservation Fund
The State agency responsible for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats has launching a funding call of up to €1 million to support vital conservation projects around the country. Since 2016, more than €5 million in grants…
File image of a wild salmon being released by an angler
A new report published by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) shows that more wild salmon are now being ‘caught and released’ than ‘caught and kept’ by anglers in Ireland, to help conserve declining fish populations. For the first time since records…

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