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.

Killarney shad (Alosa fallax killarnensis)

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

Allis shad (Alosa alosa)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of allis shad (Alosa alosa) 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.

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.

Pollan (Coregonus pollan)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of pollan (Coregonus pollan) in Ireland.

Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in Ireland.