Sea Angling Ireland SAC Cod Open 2015

This will take place November 21st on Youghal Beach 4pm-9pm
500 euro and the perpetual cup for biggest cod, zone prizes too.
Further details later, but stick it in your diaries!

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Portlaoise Gardaí seeking owners for recovered property


Property worth a minimum of €150,000 recovered – Owners sought

Photos available on Garda social media sites, public asked to email or ring 057 8674100 to arrange viewing

As part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of boat engines, Gardaí in Portlaoise carried out three searches in the town on the 24th and 25th of June.

Resulting from these searches, a large volume of property was recovered, including:
• 74 outboard engines
• 10 boats
• 8 boat trailers
• 1 caravan
• 8 trailers
• 2 generators

More here

Fisheries Awareness Week 2015

Fisheries Awareness Week happens  May 15th – 24th this year

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More at the dedicated web site

Sea Angling Ireland SAC Shore Competitions 2015

Sea Angling Ireland SAC was set up by site members in 2005. They are running the following club competitions in 2015

March 1st (Sunday) Passage East 11:00-16:00

May 17th Kilcoole 15:00-20:00

2 Day Kerry 4th/5th July

4th July SPA/Castlegregory 13:00- 18:00

5th July Trabeg/Ventry 13:00 -18:00

POSTPONED Ballyheally/Rosstoonstown

18th October (Sunday) South Wexford Venue (Kilmore-Cullenstown area)

Nov 21st Cod Open Youghal 16:30-21:30

Nov 22nd (Sunday) Slob bank 10:30-15:30

Sea Angling Ireland SAC is open for membership.
Further details and membership renewal/signup at

IFI National policies for the management of Trout, Pike and Bass




Press Release from Inland Fisheries Ireland

National policies for the management of trout, pike and Bass, were today (22.08.14) launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the state agency responsible for the protection, conservation, management and promotion of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resources.
Speaking at the launch, IFI chairman, Mr Brendan O’Mahony, commented, “These policies are the first national species policies to be issued from IFI and in this regard represent a new era for fisheries management in Ireland. The policies will provide for the better conservation and management of Bass, pike and trout in Ireland and will help ensure sustainability of stocks into the future. In addition, they will allow for improved angling, economic impacts and help to sustain and improve the many jobs that are supported by recreational angling in Ireland.”
The three policy documents have been formulated, through a rigorous consultation process, by groups comprising: fisheries scientists; angling federations; and industry representatives.