Friday, 31 January 2014

A Pilot Study of Seal Predation on Salmon Stocks in Selected Irish Rivers and Estuaries

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) funded the Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC), University College Cork (UCC), in conjunction with partners in the School of Biology, Ecology and Environmental Science (BEES, UCC) and the Marine Institute (MI) to undertake a 2 year pilot study (2011-­‐2013) to investigate seal predation on salmon stocks in the Moy and Slaney estuaries. The study began in August 2011 and continued to August 2013.

Salmonids were found in the diet of both grey and harbour seals using identification of salmonid bones recovered from the scat (faeces) of seals collected at seal haulout sites in the Moy and Slaney.

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Laune River Opens Today with First Salmon Caught

The River Laune in Co. Kerry opened this morning for salmon fishing

Ger O’Shea lands first of the season

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ireland Angling Show 2014


The Ireland Angling show,  has grown over the last 15 years to become the Country’s  Premier  Angling event and is a firm fixture on the calenders of anglers through out the Country. Mara Media have developed the show to bring together all aspects of Angling, Sea, Coarse, Game under one roof , where visitors have the opportunity to meet angling celebrities and experts from all over Ireland ,the UK and who are on hand to share expertise , advice  and tuition.

Children are most welcome at the Ireland Angling Show, a large interactive area is designated to teach and encourage kids to pick up a rod. A visit to the  Dublin Angling Initiative Kids Zone is a must for families.
Whether you are a beginner, have some experience or have never gone fishing before this show is for you! Information, education  and entertainment is a important feature of this event , the shows theatre/seminar area  hosts wide selection of interesting talks over the weekend, something there for everyone.
The Ireland Angling show is held at the beginning of the angling season,perfect timing for  visitors to stock up on  tackle supplies and check out all the latest  products.

“ This event  has an amazing  range of products for all anglers and all  budgets. I have brought together a great mix of tackle trade and manufactures showcasing new products and innovation ,while supporting the Irish Tackle dealers. Whether you are looking for a bargain or investing in the latest cutting edge design and technology....the Ireland Angling Show has it all “....Grace McDermott,  Event Organiser, Mara Media.

The most important thing about the Ireland Angling Show is that it brings people together. The show has become a wonderful meeting place for angling friends old and new from around the country. To come together with a shared interest in angling.... to shop , to learn  something new, to meet their Angling legends and enjoy all the show has to’s a great weekend!

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