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Partners and sponsors at Portglenone on the Lower Bann, ahead of the European coarse fishing championships.

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (Ncffi) is gearing up to host the 25th Fédéracion International de la Pêche Sportive European Champi(...)

Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

The discovery of the shark nursery was made last July by the Marine Institute’s remotely-operated vehicle Holland 1 deployed from the ILV Granuaile. Photograph: Marine Institute/Geological Survey of Ireland

A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep-ocean territory. Th(...)

Bandon scouts  at the fishing forum on River Blackwater

Bandon scouts in Co Cork attended a fishing tuition day at the River Blackwater organised by the local angling club and supported by Inland Fisheries (...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

Monica Peters from Orlando, Florida, with her magnificent Corrib trout of 5.4kg, sportingly released

The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association (ILFA) commenced their season recently with a trial on Lough Lene in Co Westmeath, the first of four to select(...)

The heaviest fish on Sheelin last week was a trout of 3.6kg caught by Slane angler Christopher Defillon.

Garmin, global leader of satellite navigation, has announced its support as a key sponsor for this year’s Rosslare Small Boats Festival, one of the mo(...)

Mike Keady (Moycullen) is presented with the Connacht Cup by Kathleen Reynolds. Also pictured, from left: Eugene Nolan, Connacht Angling Council and Martin Kinneavey, Chairman, Connacht Angling Council. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Following a review of its fish farming operations, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has decided to phase out the facility over the coming years. Instea(...)

Armagh angler David Connor with one of his Sheelin catches

A review of the national policy to examine all relevant data for the management of bass, pike and trout is underway by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)(...)

Bert Williams with new British record cod

Bert Williams from Prenton, Wirral, in Liverpool, is celebrating after landing the biggest cod ever caught by a British angler, according to a report(...)

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