Inland Fisheries Ireland - Public Consultation

Western River Basin District - Bye laws – Permitted angling methods on a section of the Clare River and extension of the closed season for angling on the Abbert and Grange Rivers

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to proposals to introduce two bye laws on the Clare River system in the Western River Basin district. The proposals currently under consideration are to request the Minister to introduce two bye laws as follows:

(i)           Revoke bye law 841 of 2008 to permit all legal angling methods on the Clare River from Daly’s Bridge in the townland of Corrandrum to a point 300 metres upstream of the footbridge at Anbally in the townlands of Anbally and Turloughmartin, County Galway. This section of river is currently fly only and the proposed bye law will bring it into line with the rest of the Clare River.

(ii)          Extend the closed season for all angling on the Abbert and Grange Rivers by two months to cover the period 1 September to 31 March annually. This bye law is being proposed as a conservation measure having regard to the very significant contribution of both of these rivers to wild brown trout stocks in the Clare River system and Lough Corrib.

If considered necessary, Inland Fisheries Ireland may decide to arrange a public consultation meeting on either or both of the proposed bye laws. All submissions must be received in writing and will be published on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website www.fisheriesireland.ie

Submissions should be marked “Public consultation- Clare River system” and be submitted by post to: The Director, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Teac Breac, Earl’s Island, Galway or alternatively by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Public Consultation period will run for 4 weeks and the closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Thursday 11th August 2016.

Please be aware that all submissions received by IFI will be published on its website. In addition IFI is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 and therefore has to consider any request made to it under that Act.

If you consider that any part of your submission would be subject to any of the statutory exclusions under that Act please so indicate in your submission, specifying under which exemption you believe the content should be excluded.

IFI will make every effort to comply fully with the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.