Work is being undertaken on the river Erriff (IFI’s National Salmonid Index Catchment) as part of the Smoltrack project

A new study shows how salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results f(...)

Matthew Moran and Oisin Fynes on a fishing trip with Newport Sea Angling Club

The Minister for Inland Fisheries, Seán Canney, has welcomed the success of Newport Sea Angling Club in securing fishing equipment from Inland Fisheri(...)

Spawning salmon. Photograph: Getty

Temperatures in Irish lakes and rivers during last summer’s heatwave reached lethal levels for fish species, notably salmon and trout, according to In(...)

New Welsh by-laws will require release of all salmon caught by nets before June 1st.

In a dramatic move brought about by the perilous state of all salmon and many sea trout stocks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has implemented a suite (...)

Most cases brought by the EPA relate to the discharge of untreated waste water into rivers or groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces licences issued to Irish Water for operating waste-water treatment plants and industrial/waste lice(...)

The  audit was conducted last March in  Killybegs, Co Donegal,  where the largest volume of fish is landed

Ireland’s fishery protection controls suffer from “severe and significant weaknesses” with a lack of “effective” enforcement and penalties, according (...)

River mapping: an Atlantic salmon parr

When Siobhán Atkinson gets into the river Dinin in Co Kilkenny in her waders, she’s on the hunt for wild salmon – the king of fish and a prized specim(...)

Ilustration: Michael Viney

In the season of moulds, mildews and fungi, spare some dread for an organism, a protist, that shares its biology with potato blight and grapevine dise(...)

Pike: Illustration: Michael Viney.

It’s 120 years since a few little silverfish from England were tipped into the Munster Blackwater river. Discarded from a tin of live bait, Rutilus (...)

Dr Ciarán Byrne, chief executive of Inland Fisheries Ireland  with Dr Cathal Gallagher, head of research and development, at the Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a report on pike. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A study of the fearsome, predatory pike – cherished by coarse fisherman; dreaded by brown trout anglers – has revealed a dramatic change in the balanc(...)

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