You will all delighted to hear that the 2020 Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report is now available online.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic anglers fishing in Irish waters in 2020 caught hundreds of large fish according to the just-published Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report.
One new record was set and over 300 exceptionally large fish of different species were caught by anglers from venues throughout Ireland. The main species were shark species like Smooth-hound and Spurdog and, in freshwater, Pike and Brown Trout dominated. All fish were caught, weighed, measured and released.
Details of all these …
Four new Irish record fish were caught by anglers during 2018 according to the just-published Irish Specimen Fish Committee report.
New records were set for four marine species – Golden Grey Mullet, Thin
Lipped Mullet, Black Bream and Tope. The mullet species were taken in Cork
while the Tope was caught off Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Kilmore in Co. Wexford
was the venue for the Black Bream.
Details of these record fish are in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report
2018, which has just been released. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee, which is
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Mullet smashes old record
Friday 26th January 2018: Dublin angler Ian Mulligan has broken the Golden Grey Mullet record, which was established as recently as 2014.
The new record, weighing 1.29 kg, was caught at Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, on the 4th of July 2017. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee recently ratified this new Irish record fish.
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The announcement was made in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017, which has just been released. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee, which is supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland, is an independent voluntary body which verifies …
The number of successful young anglers collecting their specimen award certificates was the highlight of the Irish Specimen Fish Committee’s Awards Day on 20th February. Held in Dublin on the same weekend as the Ireland Angling Show 2016 both events were attended by large numbers of anglers from all over the country. Dutch angler Henk Thuelings travelled from the Netherlands to collect his specimen award for a large Tope taken off Wicklow. Record fish and specimen awards were presented and for many anglers this full-on angling weekend is now a …
Anglers are reminded that the ISFC Awards Day is on 20th Feb and coincides with the Ireland Angling Show 2016 which is on 20th & 21st Feb near Swords, Co. Dublin. Free shuttle bus available between both events from Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport and National Exhibition Centre, Swords. Why not have an angling weekend in Dublin! Successful specimen anglers in 2015 are requested to notify email@example.com if planning to attend ISFC Awards Day.
The 2015 Awards Presentation for anglers based in Ireland is being held in Clayton Hotel, Dublin Hotel on Saturday 20th February 2016, starting at 2.30 pm. Invitations to anglers who caught specimens in 2015 were issued with the annual report – please inform Bridie by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by returning the postcard (enclosed with your invitation pack) if you plan to attend so that we can have your award ready to be presented. The Awards Day is being held on the same weekend as the Ireland 2016 Angling Show at the …
The 2014 Awards Presentation for anglers based in Ireland is being held in Bewleys Airport Hotel, Swords on Saturday 21st Feb 2015 starting at 2.30 pm. Speakers will include Derek Davis. Invitations to anglers who caught specimens in 2014 were issued with the annual report – please inform Bridie by email, email@example.com or by returning the postcard (enclosed with your invitation pack) if you plan to attend so that we can have your award ready to be presented. The Awards Day is being held on the same weekend as the …
A new record has been set by the Dublin Angling Initiative with Eric Cahill, 16 years old catching a fish of a lifetime – a 12lb record ferox trout from Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co. Cavan. This is the biggest fish ever caught by a youngster out fishing with the Dublin Angling Initiative. A fishing trip for a group of 10 youngsters was organised for Mulhuddart Foroige Fishing club (Dublin 15) to Lough Ramor, Virginia by Des Chew, Dublin Angling Initiative in March. Following an introduction by Des on the setting …
The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) held its Specimen Fish Awards Day on Saturday 16th February at Bewleys Airport Hotel, Swords, Co, Dublin. Successful anglers from all over Ireland who caught specimen fish in lakes, rivers or in the sea in 2012 were congratulated by Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, on their excellent achievements. 2012 was a record year with a total of 640 specimen fish being ratified.
The Minister said
“The Government recognises that angling is hugely important to the tourist industry and to the …