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Angling Notes: Litter still a vital problem for Ireland’s waterways

The new news from ‘Irish Business opposite Litter’ highlights a fact that usually 8 per cent of beaches, harbours and rivers were found to be ‘clean’ in terms of balderdash via Ireland.

It was also unsatisfactory to learn that a Boyne, Shannon, Suir and Tolka featured on a ‘heavily littered’ list, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland.

While a ‘leave no trace’ ethos is employed with anglers it is also critical to note that all H2O users need to residence a emanate and refrain from littering a waterways. Any crack of this emanate should be reported to a internal authority.

Suzanne Campion, Head of IFI Business Development, said: “If we are to guarantee a sustainability of a apparatus in a prolonged tenure and to guarantee Ireland’s fast interest within a universe of angling afterwards we any need to fast pill this spawn issue.”

Juniors knowledge a joys of a River Moy

A really successful eventuality was hold progressing this month as partial of a Ballina Salmon festival. Promoted by a River Moy Trust and upheld by Mayo County Council and internal businesses, a eventuality saw 20 juniors knowledge a joys of a River Moy.

Throughout a day, a flog sampling proof on biodiversity and wildlife identified a several insects that exist underwater and a National Parks and Wildlife group gave a display on animals to be found along a riverbank.

Mount Falcon crew also attended with some peregrines and owls, indicating out facilities that capacitate them to hunt and find out prey.

Later, during a Cathedral Beat, internal anglers and ghillies demonstrated fishing methods suitable for a stream and a children afterwards had a eventuality to locate a salmon. Spectators enjoyed examination as they grappled with their newly acquired skills and when it came to an finish dual uninformed salmon were successfully caught.

A identical eventuality for a Trust is a Foxford Riverfest scheduled for subsequent Saturday (Sept 1st) and will embody a fly-fishing proof by GAIA, a Game Angling Instructors’ Association.

For enquiries, hit Taragh Cosgrave or Ciaran Boland during

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Connacht explain Irish Trout Fly Fishing Interprovincial Challenge Cup

Connacht emerged by a narrowest of margins to win a Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association (ITFFA) Interprovincial Challenge Cup group eventuality on Lough Lene, Collinstown, Co Westmeath, final weekend.

On a identical total as Leinster’s 54 fish, it was a westerners who edged in front to take a pretension on 3,391pts opposite 3,387pts. With charge to a forefront, locate and recover prevailed and all fish were returned unscathed following a dimensions check on measure cards.

Conditions on a day were ideal that authorised for a unusual altogether locate between a 4 provincial teams of over 170 fish!

On a particular front, Ennis angler, Séamus O’Loughlin perceived a Lennon Trophy for his winning locate of 9 fish, closely followed by Balbriggan angler, Stuart Marry on eight.

Denis Goulding, ITFFA’s PRO, thanked all those concerned in creation a eventuality a many beguiling and successful day.

Results: Connaught, 54 fish, 3,391pts; 2, Leinster, 54f, 3,387pts; 3, Ulster, 42f, 2,638pts; 4, Munster, 26f, 2,261pts. Individual: 1, S O’Loughlin; 2, S Marry; 3, D Goulding; 4, S McCart; 5, N Greene; 6, S Kelly; 7, B Fox; 8, A Pollock; 9, M Keady; 10, J Mulvany.

This 10-man group will paint Ireland subsequent year in a Home International competition.

Mullaghmore Island fishing trips

Along with colleagues from The Irish Times, we enjoyed a fishing outing to Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, final weekend. Fishing tighten to Inishmurray Island with skipper Peter Power aboard his vessel ‘Predator’, we encountered a accumulation of class including pollock and ling to 3kg.

For bookings, hit Peter during 087-257 6268.

Belmullet horde 47th general open vessel competition

Belmullet SAC and Broadhaven Bay Hotel hold their 47th general two-day open vessel foe final weekend attended by competitors from England, USA and Ireland.

Species hold enclosed pollack, coalfish, wrasse, gurnard (red, grey and tub), whiting, dab, flounder, plaice, ling, ray (thornback and blonde), pouting and haddock.

Results: 1, T Lally; 2, A Matterson; 3, C Burke. Best junior: F Dixon. Best lady: P McEleavy.

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