Ken Whelan

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Des Chew with specimen pike of 20.2lb from the river Inny at Ballycorkey, Co Westmeath

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) awards presentation for 2019 took place recently in the Clayton Hotel near Dublin Airport. The day represents(...)

Charter angling skipper, Peter Power, based in Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, fully geared and ready for the bluefin tuna pilot programme season.

Bluefin pilot programme Building on the success of last year’s bluefin tuna pilot programme, a catch and release fishery for the species in Ireland w(...)

Sinéad Nic Ambróis, (29) is a single parent who is training to be a solicitor at William G Henry Solicitors, Emmet Street, Ballymote, Co Sligo. She is taking part in a flexible learning programme which is boosting numbers in law from under-represented backgrounds. Photograph: James Connolly

Since secondary school, Sinéad Nic Ambróis dreamed of becoming a solicitor. The young Donegal woman studied law at Letterkenny Institute of Technolog(...)

DIY diplomats: Songs from the Fever Ship lyricist Eamon Carr, singer-songwriter Eamonn Dowd and album curator John Fleming walk by the quays of the Garonne in Bordeaux. Photograph: Killian Ginnity

The boat cuts along the swirling Garonne towards the Cité du Vin. En route: the Bourse as a badge of a bourgeois town. Invisible from the quayside is (...)

Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

Dick Warner: the environmentalist and broadcaster at home in Co Kildare in 1995. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Richard (Dick) Warner Born: July 19th, 1946 Died: June 16th, 2017 The broadcaster Derek Mooney remembers spending hours in Donadea Forest Park, in Co(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Aquaculture Review Group, from left, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide. Mary Moylan, Minister Creed and Ken Whelan

A suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries from Sunday, January 1st, 2017, has been approved by the (...)

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