Portlaoise Gardaí seeking owners for recovered property

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

Photos available on Garda social media sites, public asked to email portlaoise.property@garda.ie 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

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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

20th Sept (Sunday) Wexford Venue

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 http://www.saisac.org/about

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

 

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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.

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Bass Fishing Reality

Crevan

From a Wexford perspective the Bass fishing has been absolutely terrible. The stark decline of the past few years has culminated into a complete slump in 2014. It annoys me when I hear the Bass fishing here in South Ireland as being incredible. 

I’m lucky to be in a position where I can fish everyday. I take advantage of every opportunity which arises to fish. This year fishing for me and the group I fish with has been disastrous. I gave up recording blank after blank just after the ban. Of late I’ve had little interest in rising with the sun or staying late into the evening searching for any fish. Its that bad its depressing.

Here is the reality.
I have had 7 fish since the ban lifted on the 16th June. 7. That’s fishing an average of 4/5 sessions a week with the exception of the first week in July. Id be fairly confident that I’m fishing my marks correctly. I and my fishing buddies have a very good idea of where and when to go. …

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