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NI Public consultation on salmon conservation - initial findings

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has outlined the initial findings of their public consultation on Salmon conservation.

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NI Public consultation on salmon conservation - initial findings

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has outlined the initial findings of their public consultation on Salmon conservation. 

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Commercial Draft Nets Return to Castlemaine Harbour

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

We are truly disappointed to learn that the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte T.D., has announced that commercial fishing in part of Castlemaine Harbour will be permitted from the 5th to the 31st July 2011. 

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Castlemaine Harbour commercial fishing to be re-opened

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte T.D., has announced plans to re-open licensed commercial fishing in Castlemaine Harbour, following receipt of the results of the pilot fishery undertaken there in 2010.

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Netting Madness

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Any salmon angler or conversationalist who campaigned for the wild Atlantic salmon are now dejected after learning of the decision by the new regime in Dublin under Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Mr Pat Rabbitte TD to reopen what was classified as a mixed stock fishery in Castlemaine Harbour near Cromane in County Kerry.   

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Fly of the Month - May 2009

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Now that we are well into the season, anglers are eagerly waiting for that magic sentence "the fly is up".

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April Fishing Report 2009

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

This month starts with the sad news of one of Ireland’s top fly dressers Rod Tye succumbing to his long term illness passing away last week.  It was nearly a year to the day since I rang him in the hospital passing on good wishes from all the fly dressers from the Loughs Agency show in 2008.

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Fly of the Month - The Picric Claret Dabbler

Friday, 16 January 2009

This Pattern came about last October while tying up some picric dyed Dabblers for a good friend.He saw me tying up Mallard and claret, and he asked if it was possible to tie up a couple using picric materials.

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The Claret Octopus - November Fly of the Month

Monday, 8 December 2008

The tying of the Octopus pattern is associated with the late Scottish international Jim Newlands.Over the years variations of this pattern has been dressed.One such variation is the Claret Octopus which has been used on the Irish Loughs as an attractor to great effect.

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Fly of the Month by Lawrence Finney - Red A Dubbler

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

This pattern was created back in August 2008 for use on the Loughs mainly in September and October, when sedges are the order of the day. The pattern is a cross between the red arse Dabbler and a Muddler. 

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