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.

Gudgeon (Gobio gobio)

Gudgeon (Gobio gobio)

Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus)

Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus)

Three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Nine-spined stickleback (Pungitius pungitius)

Nine-spined stickleback (Pungitius pungitius)

Stone loach (Barbatula barbatula)

Stone loach (Barbatula barbatula)

Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

Grey mullet | Thick-lipped, Thin-lipped & Golden

Grey mullet | Thick-lipped, Thin-lipped & Golden

Smelt (Osmerus eperlanus)

Smelt (Osmerus eperlanus)

Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Cod (Gadus morhua)