This section provides introductory information on some of the fish species caught by anglers and recorded in fisheries surveys around Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters.

Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in Ireland.

River lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in Ireland.

Brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) in Ireland.

Killarney shad (Alosa fallax killarnensis)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of Killarney shad (Alosa fallax killarnensis) in Ireland.

Twaite shad (Alosa fallax)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of twaite shad (Alosa fallax) in Ireland.

European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in Ireland.

Sea trout (Salmo trutta trutta)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of sea trout (Salmo trutta trutta) in Ireland.

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Ireland.

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Ireland.

Ferox trout (Salmo ferox)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of ferox trout (Salmo ferox) in Ireland.

Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Ireland.

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Ireland.