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

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 (...)

Members of the Garda sub aqua team search Lough Ree, Co Westmeath for missing fisherman Daryl Burke. Photograph: PA

Rescue teams searching for missing fisherman Daryl Burke (30) in Lough Ree have recovered a body. A spokesman for the Lough Ree RNLI con(...)

 Darryl Burke from Co Armagh, who has not been seen since Thursday after a boating accident on Lough Ree in Co  Westmeath.

A cadaver dog and an account given by a surviving fisherman were used to help in the search for a missi(...)

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