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Angling Notes: Call out for youth groups and schools to join angling initiative

More than 250 young people took part in a novice fishing programme during the summer organised by the Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI). The initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children and young people in the greater Dublin area. Youth clubs, community groups and schools took part in the programme which catered for the complete novice to the …

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Angling Notes: specimen fish hunters enjoy awards presentation

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) awards presentation for 2019 took place recently in the Clayton Hotel near Dublin Airport. The day represents the highlight for those anglers fortunate to catch specimen fish during the year. Although no new records were established in 2019, it was a good year for specimens with 578 claims processed. A total of 48 were …

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Angling Notes: Prize for first catch and release salmon of season

The first catch and release salmon of 2020 has been caught on the river Drowes in Co Leitrim. Nash McDaid of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the 5.4kg salmon at the Point of the Meadow on a Red Flying “C” at 2.45pm on Friday, February 14th. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) awarded €250 prize money to the angler for the first catch and …

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Angling Notes: Bluefin tuna catch and release scheme to run in 2020

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 will again operate in 2020 and, should the programme continue to be viable, it may continue for a further two years. A maximum of 25 authorisations may be granted to angling charter skippers and the fishery …

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