Inland Fisheries Ireland have designed a survey to evaluate the Irish bass fishery, bass angling and the current regulations in place which relate to the bass fishery in Ireland. If you fished for bass in Ireland in 2015 or caught bass in Ireland in 2015 while targeting other species your input would be welcome. The survey should take 10 -15 minutes to complete and respondents who participate have the chance to win a day’s guided bass angling. Results of the survey will be reported on in August/September 2016 and the report will be made available to the public via the IFI website. Data collected as part of this survey will be analysed by both IFI staff and the Socioeconomic Marine Research Unit of NUI Galway; this data will be protected and will not be made available to others.
If you would like to participate in the survey, please follow this link
The schedule is subject to change. Please keep up to date on the SAISAC Forum.
Feb 28th Ballyhealy County Wexford 16:00-21:00 (back up Courtown)
Kerry 2 Day
May 21st Cashen 10:00-15:00
May 22nd SPA 13:00-18:00
West Cork 2 Day
July 9th Rosscarbery 14:00 – 19:00
July 10th Red Strand 12:00-17:00
July 23rd Courtown (or whichever beach has smooth hound) 17:30-22:30
Dec 3rd Youghal Cod Open
Dec 4th above Youghal Bridge 11:00 – 16:00
To fish these competitions you must be a member of Sea Angling Ireland SAC
You may join here
Thanks to Henry’s Tackle Shop for sponsoring these competitions
Press release, 7 January 2016 – Inland Fisheries Ireland
The EU Commission recently agreed Council Regulation 559 that sets out fishing opportunities and fish quotas for EU fishing fleets, and also sets out new rules for recreational bass fishing throughout northern Europe, including Ireland. Implementation of this regulation will require new legislation in Ireland.
In the interim period, pending legislation, Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) is requesting anglers to recognise the need for conservation and to fish according to the regulations that are expected to be introduced shortly i.e. to fish on a catch-and-release basis up to and including June 30th, 2016. A one fish bag limit will apply from July 1 to December 31. It is envisaged that the introduction of new legislation for Ireland will incorporate elements of the National Bass Policy and will be introduced in advance of the close season for bass angling.
The new EU regulation on bass fishing was introduced as an emergency measure to address declining bass stocks, as scientific advice indicates that stocks in northern Europe are in a perilous state.
Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of IFI stated ‘ Bass is a valuable and important sport angling species which has been managed as an angling species since 1990. It is a valuable resource,contributing €71 million to the Irish economy annually and supporting over 1,200 jobs. The new measures here and restrictions on commercial fishing outside Irish waters will help improve bass stocks and ensure they continue to provide quality angling for local and tourist anglers alike into the future, sustaining and growing the important economic and social benefits’.
While there is no commercial fishing for bass in Ireland, commercial fishing elsewhere has been severely curtailed, particularly on spawning stocks, which should help Irish stocks. New measures for recreational angling are also being imposed on an international level.
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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Property worth a minimum of €150,000 recovered – Owners sought
Photos available on Garda social media sites, public asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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