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.

Brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri)

Brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri)

River lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis)

River lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis)

Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)

Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

Ferox trout (Salmo ferox)

Ferox trout (Salmo ferox)

Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Pollan (Coregonus pollan)

Pollan (Coregonus pollan)

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

Twaite shad (Alosa fallax)

Twaite shad (Alosa fallax)