Side by side by sonaghan: Jimmy Cahill (Killucan, left) and John Moroney (Ennis, right) with club chairman Sean Rasdale (second left) and Gerry Reagan, president).

The 35th Lough Melvin Trout Championships was an outstanding success as the sleepy village of Garrison in Co Fermanagh welcomed the influx of 266 ang(...)

Faith of her father: Faith Finney (9), daughter of well-known Sheelin fly-tyer Lawrence, tying flies as family pet Beau watches

MIDLAND lakes and rivers are set to benefit from a €50,000 fisheries fund announced by the Minister of State for Natural Resources, Joe McHugh. The fu(...)

Chipping away: John Holstead (centre) winner of Lough Currane sea trout competition, with Michael Roden (chairman, left) and Kevin O’Sullivan (secretary)

COCK Robin and Claret Bumble Variant proved the key to success for Ventry angler John Holstead to win last weekend’s sea-trout catch-and-release compe(...)

At the double: Aidan Hodgins (2nd from right), winner of World Cup Fly- fishing Championship 2014, with John P Burke (left), Kevin Egan (chairman) and Tom Staunton (RS Marine, right)

AIDAN Hodgins joins the elite few who have won the World Cup Trout Fly-fishing Championship twice, following his success last Monday on Lough Mask w(...)

A stretch of the Tolka River running through Griffith Park, which appears to be polluted with a detergent-like foam which has killed hundreds of  fish over a 2km stretch of the river. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 0:59

Dublin City Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland are investigating the source of pollution, which has killed hundreds of fish in the River Tolka on Du(...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd: Denies angling charge will be introduced. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has no plans to introduce a compulsory charge for anglers, a Minister of State said (...)

The Government has been taking soundings among angling organisations on how Inland Fisheries Ireland might manage, fund and protect a valuable (...)

Fishing on Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co Cavan. “People think if they pay the angling contribution, they can fish anywhere in Ireland, but that is not the case. It just allows them to own a fishing rod.” Photograph: Dara Mac
Dónaill/The Irish Times

Government party candidates in the May local elections are facing a concerted campaign by anglers similar to that during the rod licence dispute if(...)

Fishing from the rocks near Dalkey Island, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Government has been keen to play down any comparisons between its proposed legislation and the disastrous attempt by Charles (...)