A fishery is an area where fish are caught for commercial or recreational purposes. In freshwater, the term ‘fishery’ can describe anything from a small section of a river or lake to a whole river system, including every lake and stream within a river catchment. Where there is a fishery in freshwater, there is a right to fish, and Inland Fisheries Ireland owns the fishing rights to a wide range of these fisheries in Ireland, ranging from picturesque small lakes to long river stretches and everything in between.
State owned fishing rights are made available for licence to interested angling clubs every year and Inland Fisheries Ireland generally has licence agreements with over 50 fishing clubs, allowing them to fish on more than 90 fisheries where the rights are State owned.
The tender process for IFI State Fisheries for 2023 is now open, so if your club wants to tender for one or more fisheries please download and fill out the Condition of Tender Questionnaire, available below, and return to us at the address indicated. Alternatively, you can apply online.