Friday, 26 August 2016

Inland Fisheries Ireland announces agreement with Angling Groups on Trout Production

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met yesterday with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling lakes.

As a result of these discussions the Board of IFI has agreed to defer its proposal indefinitely. However, in the discussions the parties recognized that there are significant economic, environmental and biological issues surrounding the current production facilities which IFI needs to resolve. Inland Fisheries Ireland is committed to developing and seeking funding for a comprehensive strategy to meet current and future trout production needs, contingent on obtaining the significant investment required. The parties to the discussions agreed to continue to work closely together to deliver this strategy.

The Board of IFI wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who have made submissions to the public consultation on IFI’s exiting from freshwater trout production. This consultation process is now closed.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Doctor (51) whose body found during Galway lake search was top cancer surgeon

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Doctor (51) whose body found during Galway lake search was top cancer surgeon. Tributes have been paid to the top cancer surgeon who died in a boating accident on Lough Corrib in Galway yesterday. Dr Curran's body was found west of Camillaun Island, around four miles from where he set off in the Oughterard area.

Dr Curran was originally from Oughterard, Co Galway and lived in Dublin.
Tributes were paid to Dr Curran on social media as news of his death emerged.

Professor John Crowne expressed his sympathy: "Very sorry to hear of sad death of Prof Aongus Curran RIP. Fine man and outstanding cancer surgeon."
The body was brought to University Hospital Galway.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.
The alarm was raised on Friday after his fishing boat was found.

At least 10 local boats were assisting emergency services in the search.
Professor Curran was one of the top cancer specialists in the country.

He was responsible for setting up a rapid access clinical at St. Vincent's Hospital for patients with suspicious neck lumps in order to aid the speedy diagnosis of malignancy in patients with head and neck cancer.
It was the first clinic of its kind for head and neck cancer in Ireland.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Beulah Switch Rods

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Short video below of fly casting on the Beulah Switch