Category Archives: Clubs

Sea Angling Ireland SAC Cod Open 2015

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

IFSA Competition – IFSA members only

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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 http://www.saisac.org/about

Angling Charges

Statement of 7 April 2014
 
Angling Charges

 
 
The Minister of State Fergus O Dowd TD has confirmed that a compulsory charge for anglers will not be introduced in the context of the proposed new inland fisheries legislation.  He has also stated there is no such proposal for consideration.
 
The context for new legislation is the need to bring the legislative code in the sector into a system that is fit for the 21st Century.  In that regard, under existing legislation breach of fisheries legislation can result in prosecution, potentially leading to imprisonment.  It has been raised in consultation as to whether there is a better way and if lesser breaches could be taken outside the court system perhaps via a fixed penalty system.   
 
There are no predetermined proposals for any issue for new legislation and the consultation process is on-going. The Minister of State has made repeatedly clear that he wishes to see the fullest possible level of consensus before any proposals are finalised. He also gave a commitment at recent meetings with the Angling Bodies that no proposal will be finalised until the current round of inter-federation discussions are complete, and that he will not facilitate any proposals which might  be a source of division within the  sector.
 

Some discussion here

Sea Angling Ireland SAC Competitions 2014

Sea Angling Ireland SAC commence their Club Shore League on Sunday March 23rd at Cheekpoint, County Waterford. The schedule for the year is as follows:

Sun Mar 23rd – Cheekpoint 13:00- 18:00
Saturday May 10th SPA 11am – 4pm
Sat/ Sun July 26th /27th – 2day Clare Ballyreen 13:00-17:00 & 13:30- 17:30 Back up Shannon estuary
Sat October 4th Wexford Beach TBC
Sat 8th Nov Dunanny 16:00 – 21:00
Sun December 14th 12:00 – 17:00 Youghal area

Cod Open (TBC)
Sat December 13th 16:30 – 21:30 Youghal area

More at http://www.saisac.org/

 

Irish Angling Festivals & Competitions Survey

image001My name is Paul O’Reilly, I am a graduate student with Cairns School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway, and I am working on a joint project with Inland Fisheries Ireland to try to estimate the value of Irish angling events to the rural towns and communities who host them. The title of the project is ‘The Socio-Economic Impacts of Angling Festivals and Competitions on Local Communities in Ireland’. I have designed a survey which will gather data relating to the distances people are willing to travel to fish in festivals/competitions and how often they are willing to do so – this will be combined with other expenses incurred by participants in such events to estimate the total cost of participating in them and through this we will estimate the true value of such events to the anglers involved and to the host communities. I also have questions on other current aspects of angling such as poaching, commercial over-fishing, pollution etc to gauge angler’s opinions on these issues The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and any information provided through Sea Angling Ireland will be invaluable.

Click here to take survey