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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is investigating a serious fish kill incident at the Glore River in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. Environmental and fisheries officers from the Western River Basin District in Ballina were alerted to the incident on Friday 3 September.…
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Northern Ireland’s inland waters have seen a third fish kill in as many months after hundreds of dead trout were found in a Co Fermanagh river, as BBC News reports. The grim discovery in the Kesh River on Wednesday (1…
Aerial view of Lough Carra in Co Mayo
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that it is to develop a medium to long-term management plan for the Western Lakes. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats has been formally asked…
Aran Islands lifeboat tows the angling boat back to Kilronan Harbour
The Aran Islands volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their All-Weather Severn Lifeboat at 2.48 pm, yesterday (Monday, August 30th). An 11.6 metre angling boat, with nine people aboard, was experiencing engine problems…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland’s annual sponsorship programme will support 38 angling projects in 2021, it has been announced. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats and promotion of angling received proposals from community…
Dead trout in fish kill incident on Three Mile Water in Co Antrim in August 2021
Co Antrim’s Three Mile Water has been afflicted by a second fish kill this summer — and a local angling group says it could take years to recover. The Belfast Telegraph reports on the incident which was discovered on the…
Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021
Seventeen projects in 11 counties are being awarded more than €770,000 under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021. Under two separate funds — the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and the Midland Fisheries Fund…
File image of Aughrusbeg Lough in Connemara
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed the presence of pike in Aughrusbeg Lough in Connemara, Co Galway. IFI research staff made the discovery during a fish stock survey earlier this week. It is the first official record of pike being…
File image of the Nenagh River in Co Tipperary
Works are planned for improving angling facilities on the Nenagh River and other tributaries of the River Shannon in Tipperary and Offaly, according to the Nenagh Guardian. Details are included in the latest annual report of the Shannon Fisheries Partnership,…
Dozens of wild salmon in a Limerick front garden
A Limerick councillor has hit out at what he branded as the “utter incompetence” of inland fisheries officers after images circulated on social media of as many as 60 salmon allegedly poached from the River Shannon. As the Limerick Leader…
Items seized by IFI fisheries officers on the River Barrow on 21 July 2020 included a 3.6m aluminium boat with 18 metres of illegal netting
Two people have been fined and sentenced to prison for illegal netting of salmon on the River Barrow last summer in prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Michael Malone, of Taghmon, Co Wexford, received a sentence of five months’…
File image of Barnagrow Lake in Co Cavan
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a serious fish kill incident at Barnagrow Lake near Shercock in Co Cavan, within the Annalee River and Upper Erne catchment area. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District…
IFI staff member John O’Connor in Co Kerry seizing an illegal fishing net from the River Feale in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed that over 13km of illegal nets were seized by its protection officers and inspectors around the country last year. Some 250 illegal fishing nets, measuring 13,158 metres in total, were among the 1,287 items…
Bluefin tuna caught, tagged and released on 2 August 2020 in Donegal Bay by authorised tuna skipper Adrian Molloy
Anglers in Ireland are taking part in a unique ‘catch, tag and release’ programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the largest tuna in the world — the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Under the Tuna CHART (CatcH And…
Eglinton Primary School’s Salmon Ambassadors make a virtual presentation for the recent conference
TV weather presenter Barra Best learned about the iconic Atlantic salmon from school pupils at the recent virtual Salmon Ambassador conference hosted by the Loughs Agency. The conference was the culmination of a five-month primary school education programme that encouraged…
Pacific pink salmon caught from the Ridge Pool in the Moy Fishery on Sunday 27 June
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing for the angling community and general public to report any sightings of Pacific pink salmon after a specimen was caught in Co Mayo this week. Also known as ‘humpback’ salmon, pink salmon were very…

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