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Dead fish taken from the River Allow in North Cork following the recent fish kill incident
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is continuing to investigate a major fish kill in Co Cork in which at least 5,000 fish have died. The pollution incident occurred on the River Allow, a tributary of the Munster Blackwater catchment…
Dead fish in the waters of a tributary of the Skeoge River in Bridgend, Co Donegal
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is continuing to investigate a fish kill in Co Donegal on Thursday (6 June) in which early indications suggest up to 250 fish may have died. The pollution incident occurred on a tributary of…
File image of an Atlantic salmon in Irish waters
Spawning Atlantic salmon in Ireland’s rivers have suffered a “catastrophic decline in one generation”, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Monday (3 June), IFI deputy chief executive Dr Cathal Gallagher said numbers of wild…
Dead fish in the Four Mile Burn, a tributary of the Six Mile Water in Co Antrim
More than 1,000 brown trout have been lost in a major fish kill on a Co Antrim river, as BBC News reports. On Friday (17 May), Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) confirmed the incident resulting…
Mark Gannon, coxswain with RNLI Courtmacsherry
RNLI coxswain Mark Gannon with West Cork’s Courtmacsherry lifeboat was on a call out in December 1981 when he and his crew heard over the radio about the Penlee lifeboat disaster - when an entire lifeboat crew was lost off…
File image of Cork’s Lower River Lee
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the third draw for anglers wishing to catch and keep salmon from Cork’s Lower River Lee in 2024. ‘Brown tag’ regulations came into force on the river from 1 February and will remain in…
A bluefin tuna caught, tagged and released in the Atlantic in September last year as part of 2022’s Tuna CHART programme
Applications have opened for experienced angling skippers to catch and release Atlantic bluefin tuna as part of a collaborative scientific survey. The initiative targets Atlantic bluefin tuna — the world’s largest tuna species — to collect information on their sizes,…
Members of Loughs Agency, Enagh Seniors Group and River Faughan Anglers on the banks of the River Faughan
Loughs Agency, in collaboration with Enagh Seniors Group and volunteers from River Faughan Anglers, recently organised a tree-planting event at Teenaght, situated along the scenic banks of the River Faughan near Claudy. Approximately 150 willow saplings supplied by Enagh Seniors…
One of hundreds of dead fish found in the Kings River near Ballingarry, Co Tipperary
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is continuing to investigate a significant fish kill near Ballingarry, Co Tipperary in which up to 500 fish may have died. The pollution incident occurred on the upper reaches of the Kings River, a…
File image of Henry Street Jetty on the River Erne in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on users of the Erne System in Northern Ireland that the downstream section of the Henry Street Floating Jetty in Enniskillen will be closed from this Sunday 21 to next Friday 26 April. This…
File image of the River Clare at Cregmore, Co Galway
Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan has made the following order and bye-laws as of Thursday 11 April: 1. Control of Fishing for Salmon (Amendment) Order S.I. No. 81 of 2024 This order authorises the issue of commercial…
Salmon and Sea Trout Angling Regulations 2024 and tags
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the second draw for anglers wishing to catch and keep salmon from Kerry’s Roughty River, following the first draw last month. ‘Brown tag’ regulations came into force on the river from 15 March and…
Fisheries and Angling Improvement Strategy for Foyle and Carlingford 2022-2030
The Loughs Agency has announced the launch of its Fisheries and Angling Improvement Strategy, accompanied by action plans for the Foyle and Carlingford catchment areas. This comprehensive strategy maps out the Loughs Agency’s commitment to the sustainable expansion of fisheries…
Net seized by fisheries officers at the Grand Canal near Monasterevin on 27 May 2023
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured convictions against two men for illegal netting, with fines and costs reaching €8,000. Valiulis Dalius and Bloslanas Dzapbarovas, both of Kilnamanagh in Dublin 24, were prosecuted for using a net to capture fish in…
File image of a brown trout caught and released at Lough Sheelin
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured convictions against three men in two separate cases of illegal angling on Lough Sheelin. Jason Bennett of Blue Ball, Co Offaly and Thomas McCarthy of Tullamore, Co Offaly were prosecuted for trolling — where…
Cork’s Lower River Lee
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened the second draw for anglers wishing to catch and keep salmon from Cork’s Lower River Lee in 2024. ‘Brown tag’ regulations came into force on the river from 1 February and will remain in…