ANGLING CLUBS WARN THEY MAY CLOSE IF FISH PRODUCTION STOPS

13 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By MICHAEL McDONNELL
michael@northern-standard.ie

TROUT FISHING CLUBS in Monaghan and Cavan are up in arms about proposals by Inland Fisheries Ireland to stop its fish farm production of freshwater trout, and they are seeking urgent meetings with all four local TDs on the issue.

At a meeting held in Bannon’s, Cootehill on Monday night the strength of sentiment among 30 or so representatives of the 12 clubs spread across the two counties (six in each) was palpable as speaker after speaker lashed into Inland Fisheries (IFI) for what was described as a move that would decimate their clubs — and much of the fishing tourism that is so important to the country as a whole and the lakeland areas in Cavan and Monaghan in particular.

The National Anglers Representative Association and the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (with the Pike Anglers Association also voicing support) are coming together to oppose the proposed fish farm closures.

Delegates at the meeting organised by Pat Foley, president of Monaghan Anglers, were told of how IFI is planning to close its two main …

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