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It could be years before a river at the centre of a recent suspected agricultural pollution incident in Co Tyrone is fully recovered, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The fish kill in the Aughlish River discovered over the May Bank…
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A Clonmel man has been convicted on five charges including assaulting fisheries officers stemming from a poaching incident at Inniscarra Dam in May last year. Officers of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) had observed Craig Brew fishing in a prohibited area…
Robbie Reid, winner of the Dr Michael Kennedy Award for Mullet of the Year with his thick-lipped mullet weighing 3.23kg
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, anglers fishing in Irish waters in 2020 caught hundreds of large fish — according to the latest Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report. One new record was set — for a 12.02kg smooth-hound hooked off Wicklow…
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The winners and runners-up have been announced in a national video competition for Go Fishing Week 2021, which is taking place this week. Entries were received across Ireland under the title ‘Why I love to fish’, and one overall winner…
All salmon and sea trout anglers who have not returned last season’s angling logbook and unused gill tags are being urged to do so immediately. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says the logbooks and unused tags are necessary to provide vital…
Go Fishing Week 2021 Programme Launched to Get People Hooked on Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced the line-up of virtual events for Go Fishing Week 2021, its national celebration of fishing and angling. Sustainability, protecting habitats and wellbeing benefits are the big themes over a week of free events that begins…
Sea angling off the coast of Co Wexford
A new online survey aims to collect changes in sea anglers’ catches in Ireland’s coastal waters over time. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says anglers participating in the survey will contribute towards understanding changes in angling species here. Ireland’s sea angling…
The River Finn flows from Lough Finn Co Donegal to the River Mourne in Co Tyrone
The Loughs Agency has announced that angling permits for its waters on the River Finn and River Foyle, including the Greenbraes, are now available to purchase online. Online permits will make angling in these rivers even more accessible, particularly during…
New Responsible Outdoor Recreation Guide for Angling Launched
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has teamed up with Leave No Trace Ireland to launch an outdoor recreational guide for angling based on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. As custodians of our natural fisheries resource, anglers can refer to…
Enhancement works on the River Roe which runs from the Sperrins to Lough Foyle
Over £80,000 has been invested in habitat enhancement projects in the River Roe catchment area in Co Derry during the past two years, the Loughs Agency says. More than 20 sites within the Roe catchment were prioritised by the agency…
Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985
The Loughs Agency says it shares its stakeholders’ concerns about the impact of cormorants predating on juvenile salmon during the annual smolt migration. Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland)…
Tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay during the first pilot programme in 2019
Building on the success of pilot programmes in 2019 and 2020, the Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) fishery to collect scientific data on bluefin tuna will return in 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Tuna CHART is a collaborative scientific…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys made the announcement on Monday 22 March
Development of a blueway along the Wicklow and Wexford coasts and improved access at a number of angling locations throughout the country are among 14 large-scale projects to benefit from an investment of more than €6 million in adventure tourism. Minister…
New fencing on the Aghlisk River in Co Tyrone which was threatened by bank erosion
The Loughs Agency has highlighted £12,000 of habitat enhancements works on the Drumragh River catchment in Co Tyrone throughout 2020. The Drumragh catchment comprises a series of branching river systems such as the Seskinore River, Routing Burn, Quiggery River and…
Poster for Go Fishing Week 2021 by Kole Burnett
For the first time ever, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) launches a virtual Go Fishing Week — a national celebration of angling with a programme of online events taking place. Running from Sunday 25 April to Monday 3 May, Go Fishing Week provides…
Salmon illegally netted from the River Barrow near Bauck in Co Carlow
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently secured two separate convictions for illegal netting of salmon on the Barrow and Nore rivers respectively. At a sitting of Kilkenny District Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021, Richie Lennon of New Ross, Co Wexford…

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