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In 2014 Inland Fisheries Ireland developed policies on the management of Wild Brown Trout, Pike and Bass. These policies were scheduled to be reviewed in 2017, however recognising the concerns of some stakeholders in relation to elements of the pike and wild brown trout policies, the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland decided to bring forward the review period for these policies and commence the process in 2016, focussing initially on the element of greatest debate, which is the management of pike in designated wild brown trout fisheries.

A group comprised of a range of representatives from all disciplines within Inland Fisheries Ireland has been formed and will undertake this review.

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All submissions will be published online and made available from this location once they have been reviewed.

All minutes of the review group meetings will be published online and made available from this location.


Pike management operations are only carried out on 7 lakes in Ireland. These are:

  • Loughs Corrib, Mask and Carra
  • Lough Conn and Cullen
  • Lough Sheelin
  • Lough Arrow

Netting operations on Cullen have been suspended pending an evaluation of new electrofishing techniques.

Map of managed pike lakes
A map showing where pike management operations are conducted

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Invasive Species

One of the greatest threats facing inland fisheries is the proliferation of invasive species in our lakes, rivers and streams.

Find out more about invasive species here.


IFI is committed to a number of innovative education programmes in cooperation with Education Centres, schools and Sligo IT. Find out more here.


Protecting the aquatic environment is a vital element of IFI's work as clean water is a fundamental requirement for healthy fish stocks. Find out more here.

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