Bill Likely of Kinlough, Co Leitrim, with the first salmon of 2018 in Ireland, caught on the river Drowes on a Black and Gold Rapala lure.

The first salmon of 2018 in Ireland was caught last Tuesday from the Point of the Meadow Pool on the river Drowes by fisheries manager Bill Likely fro(...)

Irish seabass: new EU rules  catch-and-release only for 2018

Following successful negotiations by the Minister for Marine, Mr Michael Creed, at the recent fisheries council meeting in Brussels, the European Unio(...)

Anglers pose with a salmon on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway.

Minister of State for Natural Resources Séan Kyne has moved to assuage fears that the Galway salmon fishery on the river Corrib is to be put up for sa(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)

Concerns over wild salmon. File photograph of wild Atlantic salmon. Photograph: Getty Images

Dozens of farmed salmon have been caught in prime angling rivers in the West of Ireland, following their unreported escape from salmon farms, Inland F(...)

White clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) underwater on riverbed, River Leith, Cumbria, England, UK. File photograph

Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow from Carlow to Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, in recent days. The ou(...)

The white-clawed crayfish is a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the largest surviving populations. Photograph: Ragnar Schmuck

Water users are being urged to take extensive precautions to stop the spread of a highly infectious Crayfish Plague after confirmation of an outbreak (...)

A mature male pink salmon captured in spawning condition in the River Erriff, Co Mayo.

An increase over recent weeks in the presence of Pacific pink salmon, a non-native species, in prime Irish rivers is a cause of growing concern for In(...)

A previous fish kill on the Tolka. People have been urged to take care with what they put into the sewage network. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has said it believes more than 500 fish were killed following a sewage overflow in Dublin’s River Tolka, caused by a di(...)

Harry O’Toole, Jnr, after a fine day’s fishing on  Lough Corrib with his father

The Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed, has received a report from the independent Aquaculture Licensing Review Group which examines the process o(...)

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