Author Archives: Brian
An editorial in the Cork Examiner on the 2oth of July hits the nail right on the head when reviewing IFI’s report identifying angling’s contribution of €.75bn to the economy The editorial points out that it is a no brainer that we should be protecting this resource. Given that it points out the risk the proposed BIM salmon farm off the Aran Islands and the threats posed by the resumption of Greenland fishing.July 18, 2013
Salmon watch Ireland have published a statement dated 15 July raising serious questions as to the status and independence of an Marine Institute endorsed scientific article on sea lice. Given the importance placed on unbiased peer reviewed scientific evidence in the fish farming debate these questions are potentially of great significance.July 11, 2013
IFI’s Dr Willie Roche treated members at the recent AGM to a presentation on the Celtic Sea Trout Programme. Bullet points on some of the matters covered are included here but we will have to wait until the autumn for the full presentation of results.July 11, 2013
The IFI sponsored casting class took place at Clohamon on the 29th of June. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all with great instruction and tips from Jason O’Riordan and Myles Kelly. See here for a report and photographs .July 10, 2013
The very low water conditions combined with the heat wave leaves the river very exposed to serious a fish kill if there are any pollution incidents. If you see anything of concern please contact Ken Dodd from the SRT Environmental Committee on 086 2575088 and notify the IFI pollution hotline on 1890 347424July 10, 2013
The sea trout run has still not materialised to any great extent and members are starting to worry they may not just simply be delayed by the cold spring. The low water means that salmon fishing is a virtual standstill except for the Enniscorthy bridge area. The seals are active in several areas as fish wait for fresh water and a chance run upstream.June 18, 2013
Orri Vigfússon Chairman of NASF has been highly critical of NASCO’s failure to stop the resumption and escalation of commercial salmon fishing in the waters of Greenland – this fishery is of major concern to rivers such as the Slaney which depend on runs of multi sea winter salmon.
June 18, 2013
The Sunday Independent reported on 9 June that the level of poaching had increased across the country – this has been reflected in a small number of individuals fishing illegally on the river with the objective of taking and killing salmon. If you encounter any illegal activity please report it to IFI as soon as possible.June 18, 2013
While there are a few early arrivals in the river by and large the sea trout have been to slow to arrive in any numbers. I wonder whether like most things this year this very cold spring has delayed their arrival?
The two recent small floods have brought a number of fresh salmon into the river.June 18, 2013
ALL members are reminded that the AGM will be held on Friday 28 June (and not in July as per last year) in Redmonds in Bunclody. The meeting starts at 7pm sharp when the agenda shows that Dr Willie Roche will GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE CELTIC SEATROUT PROJECT – this will be followed by the AGM. The main activities of the Trust in the past year are highlighted in Chairman’s letter dated 31 May.