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.

Twaite shad (Alosa fallax)

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

Killarney shad (Alosa fallax killarnensis)

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

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.

Cod (Gadus morhua)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of cod (Gadus morhua) in Ireland.

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in Ireland.

Angelshark (Squatina squatina)

A brief description of the biology and ecology of angelshark (Squatina squatina) in Ireland.