Thursday, January 11th, 2023: Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured convictions against two men for illegal salmon fishing on the River Slaney in Co Carlow.
Both men were each charged with using an illegal method for salmon fishing, and failing to produce a licence.
Mr Dylan Byrne from Hacketstown, Co Carlow, was instructed to pay €700 in fines, and €500 in legal costs.
He was also charged with obstruction or impediment of a fisheries officer.
Mr Conor Kavanagh from Carnew, Co Wicklow was fined €350, and directed to pay €500 in legal costs.
Commenting after the court verdict, Lynda Connor South Eastern River Basin District Director at IFI said: “The protection of the River Slaney is extremely important to sustain a viable population of wild salmon.
“Illegal angling puts further pressure on this exceptionally vulnerable fish. I commend our fisheries protection officers for their unwavering commitment in protecting this wonderful species.”