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Statement from Inland Fisheries Ireland on the issue of pike and trout management

September 21st, 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland is aware that some angling groups are campaigning in the mainstream media and on social media on the issue of pike and trout management. Inland Fisheries Ireland is currently reviewing its trout and pike policies with the initial focus on pike management in designated wild brown trout fisheries. It is regrettable that […]

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Anglers on Owenmore River enjoying good end of season sport!

September 21st, 2017

While Carrowmore Lake experienced one of its toughest and most challenging seasons in recent years, Seamus Henry, Fishery Manager Bangor Angling Club, reported fairly good salmon angling from the Owenmore River. Particularly over the past few weeks this “Catch & Release Fishery” produced some fine catches for local and visiting anglers alike. Please note that […]

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Salmon angling on Moy rather slow over the past weeks

September 21st, 2017

Salmon angling on the River Moy has been rather slow over the past weeks. As high water levels persisted for most of the time angling effort has been low. One of the very few detailed catch reports received came from the Mount Falcon Fishery where Michael English had 5 salmon over three days, best at […]

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Crayfish Plague spreads to River Barrow and water users are urged to follow biosecurity advice to contain outbreak

September 20th, 2017

Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish were reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was Crayfish Plague. This is the fifth outbreak of the disease to be found in Ireland in the last two years. It is feared […]

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This post is in: Carlow, Other news, River Barrow, River Barrow

Good pollack fishing on Galway Bay

September 20th, 2017

Pollack

John Fleming has been getting some nice Pollock fishing in his last few trips. Pollack up to 10lbs are giving great sport on light tackle. Anglers are enjoying a variety of fish on a mix of methods with plenty of species about as well. Shark fishing has been good also when the weather allows, Some […]

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This post is in: Galway Bay, Sea angling reports

Floods some salmon and a few sea trout on the Owenea

September 20th, 2017

Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th September was very wet with big floods every day except for Saturday and Sunday which still gave small floods. The gauge average for the week was extremely high reading 0.35 metres! The fishery was strangely quiet however with only 10 visiting rods fishing for the week. There were a number […]

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Too windy and wet or too Sunny on Melvin!

September 20th, 2017

Lough Melvin remained fairly quiet again from Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th September 2017. With the wet and windy conditions that prevailed over the week and I have heard of no rods trying for salmon. Sunday however brought a beautiful, sunny and still day. Unfortunately this coincided with the Seamus O’Doherty Perpetual Cup Pairs Trout Competition. The […]

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This post is in: Lough Melvin, Trout fishing reports

Good water, fair numbers of salmon of Drowes

September 20th, 2017

Water levels were good for the week Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th September 2017 on the Drowes and are just below 8 at present. There are still are fair numbers of salmon being reported being caught by all methods with a few fresh fish still featuring in returns as a late run enters the river. Make a […]

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Wind, waves, seals – pollack and bass on fly at Cork Harbour

September 20th, 2017

bass

Richie Ryan, the pride of Carlow, bass angling guide and Cork Harbour afficinado has been in touch with another fishy tale. Richie takes up the story. Heading out with my good friends Kevin Mc Loughlin and Dr. Jacques Bronkhorst for one of our fishing forays we were seriously disappointed to see an East wind whipping up […]

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This post is in: Cork Harbour, Sea angling reports

Corrib fishing well when conditions suit

September 20th, 2017

Stuart Chapman

Declan Gibbons has all the new from Lough Corrib… In the Cornamona area on Thursday last John Somerville enjoyed a days fishing on Thursday last landing three trout with his best being a pound and a half all daphnia feeders and all sportingly released. In the Inishmacateer area on Saturday last Father and Son Duo from […]

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This post is in: Lough Corrib, Trout fishing reports

Angling on Mask a bit hit and miss

September 20th, 2017

John McHale Manulla Castlebar with his 6lb beauty

Ronan Cusack reports that angling on Mask has been a bit hit and miss recently as the 2017 season comes close to an end. Westport Angling Club held the Joe Berry cup on Mask and Carra last week which was won by Jonathan O’Grady of Westport with 4 fish for 5.75lbs. Ronan Gibbons also from […]

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This post is in: Lough Mask, Trout fishing reports

Fish tanks at the National Ploughing Championships!

September 20th, 2017

It’s day two at the National Ploughing Championships and Inland Fisheries Ireland is attracting a crowd! Find us at Stand 298 (Block 3, Row 13). We even have fish tanks!     Photos: (Left) Attracting a crowd; (Right) Myles Kelly setting up for day one

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This post is in: Co. Offaly, Other news, Uncategorized