On the Ridge Pool in the Moy river, near Ballina, two-time Major-winning golfer Mark O’Meara (left), fishing with Sean McManmon, enjoyed a great day’s fly fishing, with seven grilse landed, four of which were safely released

I doubt whether there exists another book I have referred to as often as Trout and Salmon Flies of Ireland, by Peter O’Reilly. I keep a copy in my tac(...)

Personal best: Tony Ling with 5lb 10oz trout from Lough Corrib

The village of Baile Bhúirne (Ballyvourney) in west Cork will come alive this week with the hosting of the Five Nations Fly Fishing Championship by(...)

Corrib Gas is the single most expensive energy infrastructure project in Ireland and the largest since the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric scheme on the Shannon in the 1920s. 8:37

The huge cost overrun on Corrib gas, the single most expensive energy infrastructure project in Ireland and the largest since the Ardnacrusha hydroele(...)

Thousands of fish have been killed following a water pollution incident in Co Limerick. It is believed slurry was the cause of the major fish kill in (...)

Great lake: mayflies’ sudden emergence from the water and nuptial swarmings have signalled the launch of anglers eager to catch trout with imitation mayflies of their own. Illustration: Michael Viney

The mayflies that dance above the lakes of late spring are of the insect order called Ephemeroptera: they hatch, fly, mate, lay eggs on the water and (...)

Presented with prizes following the Sheelin competition, were (from left): Michael McCabe (boat sponsor); Pat Bannon (winner); Davy Connor (cup sponsor, on behalf of his grandfather) and Hugh McLoughlin (committe)

A memorandum of understanding sealing a commitment to continue co-operation in research and education was agreed recently between Inland Fisheries (...)

Monster catch: Esox lucius has a lithe and muscular beauty. Illustration: Michael Viney

The pike, Esox lucius, is the one freshwater fish that looks at you with both eyes at once, above jutting, duck-billed jaws and spiny teeth. Even dead(...)

Left, from top, Hottentot fig and a large Asian hornet. Middle, a Siberian chipmunk. Right, from top, a zebra mussel and an American mink. Photographs: Thinkstock

In 1847 the Japanese knotweed was a gold-medal-winning plant with its unusually vigorous growth and pretty white flowers. Things are considerably d(...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

Galway Harbour: Fears about the impact of the development on fragile stocks of wild Atlantic salmon, European eel and birdlife were also expressed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and Birdwatch Ireland

Galway could experience more severe storm surges and flooding than the city is already exposed to if its port is extended southwards, an oral hearing(...)