Stephan Preiss receiving the Kilroy Cup from LSTPA chairman Kenneth O’Keefe

It was great to be back on my old stomping ground on St Patrick’s Day for the Tolka Trout Anglers’ Association (TTAA) opening day competition. It was (...)

Geoffrey Fitzjohn with first salmon of 2017 from Kylemore Abbey Fishery at Tullywee Bridge Pool, caught on a Black Shrimp size 8

Eir’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team, in partnership with Inland Fisheries Ireland, are leading a new programme with James’s Street CBS Tr(...)

River walk by the Clashawley river at Fethard, Co. Tipperary, with Watergate Bridge and medieval town walls in the background

“A river,” says Terry Cunningham of Fethard Historical Society, “is not just a big drain.” How we manage our rivers depends to a considerable degree (...)

Derek Maguire (Ashbourne) with a fine trout from Cornamona area on Corrib

“I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the turnout this evening,” declared Cllr Duncan Smith at the inaugural public meeting called to set up a fishing grou(...)

Michael Shanks with his first trout on opening day of 1.1kg on Corrib.

The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland has produced a fabulous new website of Ireland’s 10 premier game angling houses guaranteed to catch the eye of the(...)

New Irish record smooth hound of 11.27kg for Dean Quigley from Kilmore, Co Wexford

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) has published its annual report for 2016 and copies are now available online and in print from Inland Fisheri(...)

Niall Greene of Salmon Watch Ireland: there is general consensus that the impact of those factors over which man has some direct influence should be addressed with “some urgency”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Ten years after Ireland banned driftnetting for salmon at sea, the controversial measure has proved to be a failure. The Atlantic wild salmon is in a(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg. A planning application for Irish Water’s proposed €1bn pipeline linking Dublin to the Shannon is expected to lodged by the end of the year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A planning application for Irish Water’s proposed €1 billion pipeline linking Dublin to the Shannon is expected to lodged by the end of the year. De(...)

Severe damage to the stocks of sea trout in some Connacht rivers sparked the current research into the fish.

My favourite stretch of Mayo river flows between ivied oaks in a hollow below the bog and onwards under Louisburgh’s bridge to the sea. The Bunowen is(...)

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork.  File photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirmed that the 7lb (...)

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