Francis O’Donnell, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are happy to announce the opening of 2021 licence sales for salmon and sea trout angling. We would like to use this opportunity to recognise the contribution salmon and sea trout anglers make to the sustainability of the resource by paying their licence fee and supporting the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation, and Protection Fund as a result.”
The costs for salmon licences will remain as follows:
- All Districts (i.e. all Regions) Annual: €100
- Juvenile (under the age of 18 years) All Districts Annual: €10
- One District, Annual: €56
- All districts, 21 Days: €40
- All districts, 1 Day: €20
- Foyle Area Extension: €80
Funds generated from the sale of salmon angling and commercial fishing licences provide revenue for the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation, and Protection Fund. The fund, which represents a major contribution by licence holders to wild salmon and sea trout conservation, is reinvested to promote the recovery of salmon and sea trout stocks and habitats around the country.
Inland Fisheries Ireland would like to remind all salmon and sea trout anglers to return their 2020 angling logbook and unused gill tags as soon as possible, even if there is no catch recorded. Anglers are asked to make the return via the business return envelope which was supplied at the time of license purchase. In the absence of the prepaid logbook return envelope, anglers can return their completed logbook and unused tags to the Inland Fisheries Ireland office address on their licence/logbook. These returns will provide vital information regarding the status and management of our wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks for the future.
For more information about Inland Fisheries Ireland, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie
For media information:
Inland Fisheries Ireland
T: 01 8842632/ 087 101 9998
Notes to Editors
About Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.
Licences must be printed off along with logbook and in the possession of anglers while fishing.