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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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