Covid 19 restrictions have eased from April 12th, allowing travel within the county or 20km when crossing county bounds from your home. IFI is implementing a phased reopening of its fisheries subject to safe operation being possible and appropriate resourcing.

Stocking from the IFI fish farm has recommenced, therefore the West Cork Managed fisheries at Shepperton Lake, Lough Bofinne and Ballinlough Community Lake will re-open on Monday 19th April.

The stocked Kerry lakes will re-open as scheduled 1st May.

Permits are available at  or from  approved distributors who are permitted to operate under current Covid 19 restrictions.

Salmon licences are available from

Updates on open fisheries will appear on IFI websites and social media.