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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

Michael McDermott wins McCarthy Cup on Lough O’Flynn

September 20th, 2017

Mark Malone club secretary, Michael McDermott winner, Ronan Baggott chairperson presenting Winner with McCarthy Cup 2017

Joe Fitzharris reports that the McCarthy Cup was held on Sunday in very blustery and tough conditions but as always some nice fish were caught. In the end Michael McDermott with a 2lb 12.2oz trout. McCarthy Cup results 1 Michael McDermott fish = 2- lb 12.2 oz 2 John Gaffey fish = 2- lb 05.2 oz. […]

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This post is in: Lough O'Flynn, Trout fishing reports

Great week on the Erriff, anglers land 56 salmon

September 20th, 2017

Andrew Stephens before releasing his 8lbs. salmon from Tawnyard potholes 14.09.17

Osgur Grieve reports on the fishing on the Erriff for the period august 6th – 12th. We have had another great week here on the Erriff with a total of 56 salmon recorded for the period. Some of the catches included Donal Chambers’s brace of salmon on Thursday 7th weighing 5lbs and 7lbs from Beat 6 […]

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This post is in: River Erriff, Salmon fishing reports

Inland Fisheries Ireland is at the National Ploughing Championships

September 19th, 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland is at the National Ploughing Championships Learn about our work and also about you can apply for our latest €2m funding call. For the next three days – 19th, 20th and 21st of September – Inland Fisheries Ireland will be at the National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly. Find us […]

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

Walkinstown Scout Group introduce fishing to annual camp for the first time

September 18th, 2017

The 94th Dublin Walkinstown Scout Group held its annual camp in Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, County Cavan, during the summer and, for the first time, fishing on the River Finn was part of the daily programme. This was made possible with the help of an Inland Fisheries Ireland youth funding grant. The Scout Group purchased 20 […]

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This post is in: Co. Cavan, Juniors, Other news, River Finn Tags: ,

Juniors weigh in at Royal Enfield CAC Summer Junior League 2017

September 18th, 2017

Juniors weigh in at Royal Enfield CAC Summer Junior League 2017 It’s an amazing achievement that the Royal Enfield Coarse Angling Club, County Meath, has been hosting its annual summer Junior League for over 40 years. The event has welcomed many new anglers to the sport of recreational angling while also bringing on some of […]

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This post is in: Co. Meath, Coarse angling reports, Competition, Enfield, Other news, Royal Canal

A few grilse from the Lee last week

September 14th, 2017

Eileen Carroll Murphy reports that 5 peel were landed last week by local anglers. The salmon ranged in weight from 3lbs to 7lbs. All were caught on fly and returned alive. Go fishing… The River Lee drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two large reservoirs. Salmon Angling is […]

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This post is in: River Lee, Salmon fishing reports

Mostly coloured salmon on Bandon but some fresh fish running

September 14th, 2017

releasing a salmon

Eileen Carroll Murphy from our Macroom office tells us that there were 22 salmon reported last week on the Bandon.  The majority of these were coloured fish that were in the river with some time. Jason Nash reporting for the Bandon Angling Association water writes that as autumn truly takes a hold of West Cork, lower […]

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Kevin Johnson wins Arvagh International with 57.960kg

September 14th, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Arva International Fishing Festival

Alice Murtagh from Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Corelessmore office reports that the Annual 2017 Arvagh International Fishing Festival took place last week with 84 anglers taking part. Mixed weather conditions throughout the week did not deter the enthusiasm of the anglers with good bags of fish weighed most evenings. 1st. Kevin Johnson 57.960kg 2nd. Neil Parkinson […]

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This post is in: Arvagh, Co. Cavan, Coarse angling reports

Porbeagle shark reports from Galway Bay

September 13th, 2017

John Fleming was on to report  more porbeagle being caught in Galway…   We have had a few porbeagles in the last couple of weeks. Steve’s group targeting beagles recently and we had 7 runs but unfortunately only managed this one around 50lbs or so.. It gave a great fight and was tagged and released unharmed.. […]

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This post is in: Galway Bay, Sea angling reports Tags:

Salmon caught on the Owena as levels rise

September 13th, 2017

Monday 28th August  to Sunday 3rd September 2017. The first week brought dry weather for the greater part and the river ran at low water levels for most of the week except for a small fresh on Monday (0.16m) and Sunday (0.16m). The gauge average for the week was low reading 0.12 metres. The fishery […]

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This post is in: Owenea, Salmon fishing reports

High water on the Drowes, fresh fish running

September 13th, 2017

Monday 29th May  to Sunday 11th June 2017 (2 weeks). Water levels are now very high on the Drowes with the gauge near 7. This suited fishing and rods reported a number of salmon caught. Alongside the coloured fish there were fresh fish reported as the same continue to run the river. The catch consisted […]

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This post is in: River Drowes, Salmon fishing reports