Issue 25 out now!

  29th November 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 

Transparent lice hit salmon farms

  12th December 2018

Fears are growing that lice numbers on Atlantic salmon farms may quickly become even more difficult to control – due to ‘see through’ or transparent lice… READ MORE

2019 wall calendar  

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Pre-order our lovingly produced A4 fishing wall calendar now! Featuring 12 stunning images showcasing life through the eyes of game, coarse & sea anglers as well as all the important dates, moon phases and room for notes… FIND OUT MORE 

New bye-law threatens Irish pike

  26th October 2018

There is widespread outrage as the new Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law, allowing anglers to kill more pike on wild Irish trout lakes, has been signed into law by Minister Richard Bruton… READ MORE

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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

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