The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA) are delighted to announce a return to competition angling from June 7th, following agreement with Sport Ireland on a return to sport pathway. Club anglers all over the country will be eagerly looking forward to competitive fishing again, so start tying those traces.

The first major competition announced is the All-Ireland Open Shore (Jimmy Smith), sponsored by Swords Angling Centre . This will be held on June 26th at Morriscastle and Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford. Details on the poster below. I have fished this competition in the past, and it is always a great occasion. Best of luck to all the competitors!

Members of Galway Bay SAC were the stars of a new video from the IFSA that aims to promote catcgh-and-release, responsible fish handling, sustainable bait collection and responsible angling. A great production, check it out here