The Lower Shannon and Mulkear rivers are now open to permit holders as per Government guidelines on exercising during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Covid-19 Notice – Fishery Closures
Effective March 28th, 2020 all IFI managed fisheries are now closed until further notice.
The 2020 AGM will take place on 24th Feb at 8PM in Pa McGraths bar Boher.
Licenses and permits will be available. A draw for paid up members present will take place, prizes of day tickets on the Castleconnell fishery.
Attached is the application form for 2020 membership.
Attached 2020 Membership Application Form. Membership form 2020
This is a brief update on fishing competitions held on the 17th of August. 14 members took part. Jack Foley was the winner of the junior trout competition and the Dan Barry cup. Patrick O’Halloran picked up a junior prize and spot-prizes were raffled and won by 5 participants in the event. Two members reported meeting fish but no salmon caught.
Finger food and presentation at Pa McGrath’s was enjoyed by all and the chairman thanked all for participating in a successful event. There will be another day out in September for the John Enright cup.
We will keep you updated. Best regards, William O’Halloran, Honorary Secretary, The Shannon, Mulkear and District Anglers’ Association.
The Patagonia clothing company which supports numerous environmental campaigns is assisting with the carrying out of a petition against open cage salmon farming in Ireland, Iceland, Scotland and Norway. It will be presented to the Oireachtas and to the Government in Ireland’s case. Salmon Watch Ireland are the coordinators of the campaign in Ireland.
The following is the link to the petition https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/stop-europe-s-dirty-fish-farms and I hope you will be able to support it.
Please feel free to pass the petition on to others who might be sympathetic to the cause.
We have been informed by the ESB that the area from the long field to Browns weir will be open for spinning this year (2017). Strictly single barbless hook and no worm or prawn fishing.