Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

Fleetwood Mac in 1968.  From left: Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer

Before being introduced to Mick Fleetwood on the top floor of a downtown hotel in Austin, Texas, I’m reminded by his publicist that the 70-year-old dr(...)

Donegal-born blues-rock musician Rory Gallagher, who died in 1995.  Photograph:   Michael Putland/Getty Images

The brother of leading rock and blues guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, has warmly welcomed the decision by Belfast City Council to erect a statue (...)

Bert Williams with new British record cod

Bert Williams from Prenton, Wirral, in Liverpool, is celebrating after landing the biggest cod ever caught by a British angler, according to a report(...)

Casting demonstrations in the indoor pool at the Ireland Angling Show in Swords, Co Dublin

As an integral part of the National Strategy for Angling Development, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a survey. Some of the areas to be(...)

Niall Burns, Kingscourt, Co Cavan, with his winning 2.94kg trout at the Garda Competition on Lough Sheelin

What better way to end the wild brown trout season than a day’s fly fishing on Lough Lein in Killarney, Co Kerry? Apart from the fishing, the surround(...)

Michael Elliott, centre, winner of the inaugural Fingal  Small Boat Competition, with sponsor Ruairí Coleman, of Swords Angling Centre, and his daughter Leah and, left, Howth Sea Angling Club president Terry Doyle

The inaugural Fingal Small Boat Competition, which took place last Sunday, September 6th, from Howth, was a fantastic success, with all 30 anglers fro(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

Pat Magowan, Orran (10) and Cillian (7) were among those who enjoyed tight lines at Bangor’s Eisenhower Pier

What have the World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Championship and Croagh Patrick got in common, apart from being in Co Mayo? Answer: both had their main a(...)