Eastern and Neagh Bann International River Basin Districts – Revision / Update of Certain Regulations

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions from interested parties in respect of a number of proposed Bye-laws pertaining to the Eastern / Neagh Bann International River Basin Districts.

Inland Fisheries Ireland intends requesting the Minister to introduce these Bye-laws with a view to enabling improved management of these waters in a sustainable manner.

The key Bye-laws to be introduced and the areas being considered for review are as follows:
Byelaw Areas being considered for review
Proposed new Byelaw (A) To set the annual close season for angling for all trout species for Lough Lene, Co. Westmeath to the period October 13th to the last day of February inclusive.

Proposed new Byelaw (B)
To introduce a bag limit of one Sea trout under 40cm (the River Vartry is a Closed Fishery under the Salmon and Sea trout Angling Regulations, 2016) per day during the angling season on the River Vartry, Co. Wicklow from the date of the signing of these regulations to the 31st December, 2018.
Proposed new Byelaw (C) To prohibit the killing of any Coarse fish or Pike from the waters of Lough Muckno, Co. Monaghan from the date of the signing of these regulations to the 31st December, 2018.

Inland Fisheries Ireland may, as part of the process, arrange a public consultation meeting if deemed necessary, but all submissions must be received in writing and will be published on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website at www.fisheriesireland.ie

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.

Submissions should be clearly marked ‘ERBD Byelaw Consultation’ and sent by post to

The Director,
Inland Fisheries Ireland Dublin,
3044 Lake Drive,
Dublin 24

or alternatively by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on June 13th, 2016.