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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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Two young poets from Tipperary and Carlow respectively have scooped the top prizes in this year’s Something Fishing national poetry competition, organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in conjunction with the Blackrock Education Centre. Orlaith Timmons, a fifth-class pupil from…
A fenced-off section of river where fencing was used to prevent livestock from damaging the river bank
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed the allocation of €185,000 for a project around Lough Sheelin by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Farm and Community Biodiversity Initiative. The State agency responsible…
Migrations of Atlantic salmon were tagged in eight different geographic areas
A new study published this month by the scientific journal Nature reveals the marine migration route of Atlantic salmon in the North Atlantic, including Irish salmon. The study in Nature’s open-access Scientific Reports, led by the Arctic University of Norway,…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing to the farming community to continue to be vigilant and to play their part in protecting waterways from the threat of agricultural pollution. The call comes following the conviction of Corrib Farming Ltd, which…
Junior anglers from Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, whose youth angling initiative previously received funding under the IFI Sponsorship Programme
Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are from tomorrow (Friday 11 June) invited to apply for funding under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2021 Sponsorship Programme. One of the main funding mechanisms of Inland Fisheries Ireland, the programme awarded funding…

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