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Inland Fisheries Ireland to spend €110m on removing barriers to fish

Inland Fisheries Ireland, through its newly announced national barriers programme, is addressing the issue of water quality and particularly in reference to hydromorphological impacts as outlined in Ireland’s third cycle of the river basin management plan. Government funding of €110 million has been approved for this initiative to remove, mitigate and where possible lessen the ecological impact of river barriers on migrating and resident fish species. This is critically important for Atlantic salmon, European eels and lamprey. European eel numbers have fallen dramatically and wild salmon numbers returning to Ireland have dropped from 1.7 million in 1975 to just over 170,000 in 2022. This is a catastrophic decline in less than one generation. More on the Oireachtais Web Site

Congratulations to Donal Domeney

Donal Domeney with his codling

2023 Cod Champion was Donal Domeney with a codling of 67 cm (6.8 lb)

Match score winner was Stephen O’Donovan with 6 fish for 240 fish Points

Longest Round: 42 cm Bass by Kevin Roche

Longest Ray: 72 cm Ray by Pete Davis

Longest Flat: 31 cm Flounder by Mochara Fraher



Hosted by Sea Angling Ireland SAC Youghal November 18th 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Sponsored by

Entry: 25 euro + 5 euro pools Juniors: 5 euro + 5 euro Pools

Non IFSA members must pay an additional 20 euro to cover a Visitor’s Card

Perpetual Cup and 500 euro for longest Cod*

Prizes for top places in each Zone and overall Match Prize.Pool: Longest Ray, Longest Flat, Longest Round (excluding Cod)

Entries by 7pm Friday November 17th to: Marco De Kleer 087-167 2633 Donal O’Neill 087-6905374 John Diamond: 087 7413964

Check in will be at the Walter Raleigh Hotel between 1.00 pm and 3.00pm

*Based on entry of 40 anglers

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