Lifted - voluntary cessation of catch and release salmon fishing

Friday, 7th September 2018 : Inland Fisheries Ireland advises anglers that where conditions are suitable locally, catch and release angling may be practiced. The appeal for voluntary cessation of salmon angling on catch and release rivers is lifted.

Inland Fisheries Ireland wish to thank all anglers for their voluntary cessation of angling on catch and release rivers since the appeal.

In July, due to high water temperatures and drought conditions, Inland Fisheries Ireland appealed to anglers to cease fishing in catch and release rivers or where bag limits had been reached on open rivers. While there are low water levels in many parts of the country, water temperatures are at normal levels, therefore catch and release fishing may resume.

Angler in action
Appeal to anglers and fishery managers is now lifted