Issue 24 out now!

  24th September 2018

The latest issue of Ireland’s #1 angling magazine is out now and packed, as usual, with top quality material on game, coarse & sea. FREE for all online & via interactive PDF download! READ MORE 


Irish pike change their diet

  27th September 2018

New research by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) suggests that Irish pike have changed their dietary habits and now prey mainly on roach… READ MORE


Anglers can retain bass again

  5th September 2018

Following a change in legislation, anglers will be allowed to retain one bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) per day from October 1st until December 31st 2018… READ MORE

 


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Pink invaders

by Dr. Ken Whelan

Dr. Ken Whelan looks at the pink salmon invasion of Irish and European rivers in summer 2017 and asks what impacts this species will have on our native fish…  READ MORE 


New tench & bream by-law

  25th July 2018

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is proposing to amend current coarse fish by-law to establish a mandatory 100% catch & release of both tench and bream in Irish waters… READ MORE 


Caution urged during heatwave

  5th July 2018

Due to ongoing heatwave conditions across the country Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing to anglers and fishery managers to voluntarily cease salmon angling on catch and release rivers… READ MORE 



Crayfish deaths at Lough Owel

  19th June 2018

Large numbers of native white-clawed crayfish have died in recent days at Lough Owel near Mullingar, Westmeath. It is feared crayfish plague, a highly infectious fungus, is responsible… READ MORE 


HTO Stink Pots – product review

  Issue 16

We were kindly sent a box of lure fishing goodies from the Tronix stable recently to check and test out, and good they certainly are. First up are the aptly named Stink PotsREAD MORE 


Mass carp kill in Cork due to virus

  26th May 2018

Ireland’s premier public carp water, the famous Lough in Cork City, was recently hit by an outbreak of Carp Edema Virus (CEV) causing mass mortalities with almost 900 carp dead… READ MORE 


The state of our waters

by Ross Macklin

Freshwater ecologist Ross Macklin doesn’t hold back in his honest assessment of Irish angling in the present day…  READ MORE 


How to tie a conger eel rig

by Gary Blake

Rigs for shore-based conger fishing do not need to complicated, in fact, as you’ll see, they are incredibly simple. Simple yet very strong… READ MORE 


Chasing Irish giants

by Adrian Molloy

I first became aware of tuna in Ireland when I observed a number of giant ones on the quay in Killybegs, Co. Donegal in the early 1980s… READ MORE