Labour Party Galway West TD Derek Nolan claimed yesterday  a proposed 15,000-tonne “organic” fish farm in Galway Bay “carries too many risks”. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney has come under increased pressure to refuse a licence for the proposed 15,000-tonne “organic” fish farm in Galway Ba(...)

Gavin Parker, from Wallasey, Liverpool, with a specimen pollack of 12.2lbs caught during the small boats festival

FOR the fourth successive year, Screaming Reels achieved pole position at the Rosslare Small Boats festival in Co Wexford. The boat from Rosie’s SAC i(...)

Mariet Timmermans from Holland with an excellent sea trout of 4lb caught on Lough Currane, Waterville, Co Kerry, on the fly. photograph: vincent appleby

  INLAND Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed a review of more than 300 scientific publications on the effects sea lice can have on sea tr(...)

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

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 (...)

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