ANGLERS MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A VALID LICENCE WHILST FISHING FOR SALMON OR SEA TROUT.
The Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme is administered by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). This Scheme provides information for anglers on rivers which are open and closed, information on bag limits, use of gill tags, mandatory Catch & Release, recording the relevant details in your logbook, returning your completed logbook and unused gills tags to your local IFI office by 19th October of the relevant year.
Please note that these regulations and bye-laws are subject to change. Contact your local IFI office for information on individual rivers
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is the statutory agency responsible for inland fisheries in Ireland. It operates under the aegis of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE).
The principal function of Inland Fisheries Ireland is set out under Section 7 (2) of the
Inland Fisheries Act of 2010. This is the protection, management and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. The general functions of IFI are to:
- (a) promote, support, facilitate and advise the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, marketing, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling,
- (b) develop and advise the Minister on policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries including sea angling, and
- (c) to ensure implementation and delivery of policy and strategies developed under (b) as agreed with the Minister.Details of the nature, role, responsibilities of the FOI body and a general description of the classes of records held by the body. Classes of records may comprise notes, letters, legislation, minutes of meetings etc.