Inland Fisheries Ireland – update

Re-Opening  on a pilot basis of Galway and Moy Fisheries for Angling– subject to review pre entry to Phase 3 of the Governments Road Map.

 The following Protocols for the phased reopening of the Moy and Galway weir Fisheries will apply for all anglers wishing to fish on these beats up to June 29th

  • Only anglers resident within the prescribed travel distance (currently within your County ( Galway or Mayo) as appropriate to the venue or 20km radius of your home if crossing county bounds) will be allowed to fish on the Moy and Galway Fishery beats. These travel distance maxima will be adjusted accordingly with government advice.
  • Anglers will be permitted to fish for a maximum period of 4 hours in any one day.
  • Permits will be available for 4 hour slots during an angling day and all bookings must be made in advance
  • All booking and permit purchasing will be carried out remotely, on-line or by phone through the fishery manager Ballina ( moyfishery@fisheriesireland.ie or 096 21332) Galway (seamus.hartigan@fisheriesireland.ie or 091 562388) . The Fisheries are now open for bookings.
  • A maximum number of three anglers on the Ridge/Weir pool, 4 anglers on the Galway Weir, 2 on the New Beat and 4 anglers on the Cathedral beat will be allowed during any one time/slot
  • The following charges per angling slot will apply:
Beat
Period
Price
Beat
Period
Price
Ridge Pool    Weirpool
25 May-15 June
€40
Galway Weir
 
 
 
16 June-29 June
€60
 
1 June-29 June
€60
 
 
 
 
Cathedral beat
25 May-15 June
€20
 New Beat
 
 
 
16 June-29 June
€40
 
1 June- 29 June
€20
 
 
 
 
Pollnamonag      Springwells
25 May-15 June
€10
 
 
 
Ashtree
16 June-29 June
€20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  • With regard to the use of Sluice Barrage Walkway (controlled by the Office of Public Works) to access the east bank of the Galway weir and the Ridge pool walkway on the west bank of the Moy, Only one person at any one time will be allowed to ensure social distancing guidelines are observed.
  • High Bank Permits for Galway City Residents will be issued on an annual basis under the normal pricing structure. All relevant regulations regarding social distancing and duration of angling allowed( maximum 4 hours will be enforced.  Payment for permits and licences must be contactless. Bag limits as outlined will apply, as will current angling regulations.
  • The usual fee of €2 for local residents on the Cathedral beat after 6pm will be in place but the same time restrictions (currently 4 hours) will apply.
  • Anglers must travel and fish alone, no non-angling persons will be allowed on the beat or bankside.
  • Information on anglers (i.e. Name/Address/contact details, Angling dates/times will be retained for an agreed period for contact tracing purposes. All data will be captured and held by IFI in compliance with GDPR regulations. Toilet facilities will be available for use, but canteen, changing area’s and tackle storage facilities will NOT be available to anglers on any of the Fishery beats.
  • An outdoor sanitation station will be available at the Ridge pool, Cathedral beat and Galway weir for hands, angling apparel and fishing gear.
  • A maximum of 2 salmon per angler per slot may be taken. Anglers may fish on a catch & release basis once this bag limit has been reached.
  • All anglers must provide and wear their own personal flotation device while fishing on the Moy/Galway Fisheries.
  • Anglers are expected to land and tag their own fish where applicable.
  • All anglers must maintain appropriate social distancing (2m) at all times from staff and other anglers on the Moy/ Galway Fisheries.
  • OPW Beat; (Up-stream of Weir) Permits for this Beat will not be issued at this time as adherence to social distancing guidelines would be difficult to maintain.

 Erriff Fishery

Maintenance works on the Erriff fishery have been completed and permits may be purchased contactless only at Erriff.fishery@fisheriesireland.ie or 095 42382 for fishing after June 8th. The operation of this fishery will also be reviewed pre entry to phase 3 of the Governments Roadmap.