Try Out Fishing At The National Ploughing Championships

Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the event, which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from the 18th – 20th of September, with a fun fishing simulator suitable for all the family. The simulator will be present at Inland Fisheries Ireland’s stand, which […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland awarded vital funding to develop youth angling

Action measures include a novice & youth angling strategy, a scheme to support angling events for young people and regional outreach co-ordinators Inland Fisheries Ireland has been awarded funding to develop angling among young people as part of the Dormant Account Action Plan 2018, announced by Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural Community […]

301 Illegal Fishing Nets Confiscated

Inland Fisheries Ireland announced that it seized 647 items of illegal fishing equipment and 301 illegal fishing nets measuring 14,055 metres (8.6 miles) in 2017. The agency’s Fisheries Protection statistics for 2017 also reveal that it carried out 26,726 environmental inspections and 35,630 inspections of recreational anglers last year, putting 187,426 person hours into protecting […]

Angling initiatives which drive participation rates and benefit local economies invited to apply for funding

Inland Fisheries Ireland has today launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2018 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 79 events and initiatives across 19 counties to the tune of €30,000 in 2017, with a particular focus on those which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers. […]

Athlone Conference To Hear Findings Into Origins Of Our Brown Trout Populations

Inland Fisheries Ireland in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast will present the findings of a three-year research study into the genetic make-up of Ireland’s brown trout and sea trout populations at a one-day conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on 17th October 2017. The main purpose of the conference is to report on […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Invites Angling And Conservation Projects Funding Applications From Offaly

Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which consists of three separate funding streams, will help ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced into the future. The Inland […]

New Campaign Highlights Importance Of Conservation

CPR saves fish according to Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a new campaign to highlight angling and the importance of conservation. The hashtag #CPRsavesfish has been placed across a number of bridges and high footfall locations across the country to engage the public around the pursuit of conservation focused angling. ‘CPR’ stands for ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ and […]

Angling Development Project In Offaly Awarded Funding From Inland Fisheries Ireland

An angling development project in Offaly has been awarded funding to improve angling access in the area. The projects is one of 50 angling development projects across the country which will receive support from Inland Fisheries Ireland to the value of €500,000 in total as part of its Capital Works Fund. The projects, which focus […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland prosecutes Irish Water for Fish Kill on the River Clodiagh

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) successfully prosecuted Irish Water on Friday 15th July 2016 at Portlaoise District Court for the discharge of deleterious matter into the Clodiagh River, on 18th August 2015, causing a significant fish kill.   Judge Catherine Staines heard evidence from Mr. Michael Fitzsimons, a Senior Fisheries Environmental Officer with IFI that following […]

New Study – Angling worth €0.75 billion to Irish Economy and supporting 10,000 jobs in rural Ireland

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Natural Resources, Fergus O’ Dowd T.D. today warmly welcomed the findings of a new national economic study which has revealed for the first time that angling and angling tourism in Ireland is generating a dividend in excess of €0.75 billion within the Irish economy every year. The study, […]