Athlone Conference To Hear Findings Into Origins Of Our Brown Trout Populations

Inland Fisheries Ireland in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast will present the findings of a three-year research study into the genetic make-up of Ireland’s brown trout and sea trout populations at a one-day conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on 17th October 2017. The main purpose of the conference is to report on […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Invites Angling And Conservation Projects Funding Applications From Tipperary

Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which consists of three separate funding streams, will help ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced into the future. The Inland […]

New Campaign Highlights Importance Of Conservation

CPR saves fish according to Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a new campaign to highlight angling and the importance of conservation. The hashtag #CPRsavesfish has been placed across a number of bridges and high footfall locations across the country to engage the public around the pursuit of conservation focused angling. ‘CPR’ stands for ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ and […]

Junior fishing clubs and youth groups in Tipperary invited to enter Fish & Film Competition

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a Fish & Film competition to encourage young people to spread the word about fishing. Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres in Tipperary are invited to apply to the competition by taking film footage of their fishing adventures and promoting it online. The Fish & Film competition will […]

Angling development projects in Tipperary awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland

Two angling development projects in Tipperary have been awarded funding to improve angling access in the area. The projects are some of 50 angling development projects across the country which will receive support from Inland Fisheries Ireland to the value of €500,000 in total as part of its Capital Works Fund. The projects, which focus […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland invites applications for funding from Tipperary to improve access to angling facilities

A new fund to support projects that will contribute to the delivery of an accessible and sustainable, world class inland fisheries resource has been established. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced an overall Capital Works Fund of €500,000 available for angling groups and clubs who are looking to improve access and infrastructure for angling. The […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland awarded funding for project at Newcastle, Tipperary

Investment in rural angling communities crucial to sector which attracts 273,000 domestic anglers and 163,000 overseas visitors who fished in 2015    Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €12,000 to carry out restoration works along a tributary of the River Suir at Newcastle, Co. Tipperary in partnership with Newcastle Pastoral Centre, Newcastle Tidy Towns […]

Freshwater Jellyfish in Lough Derg – Surely Not!

Angler Pat Joyce from Caslteconnell in Limerick nearly fell off his fishing stand when, about three weeks ago (early August), he spotted what looked like a single small jellyfish pulsing in the water in front of him. The jellyfish disappeared and Pat thought that perhaps he was mistaken as, everyone knows, there is no such […]

New Study – Angling worth €0.75 billion to Irish Economy and supporting 10,000 jobs in rural Ireland

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Natural Resources, Fergus O’ Dowd T.D. today warmly welcomed the findings of a new national economic study which has revealed for the first time that angling and angling tourism in Ireland is generating a dividend in excess of €0.75 billion within the Irish economy every year. The study, […]