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    Pink salmon in Ireland

    As always best start at the beginning and where best than look at Pacific salmon imports to Europe over 100 years ago - including 50,000 Chinook salmon to Ireland between 1891-1910 (Harache, Y. 1992). Programmes for the introduction of Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Newfoundland...
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    Corrib Angling compilation

    tight lines 2015! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9NAe9OAngI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTB2DPxZGXU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--XQOHNDFpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1ILP8hIY0
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    Regulations for salmon and trout fisheries - Ireland 2015

    The Minister of State for Natural Resources, Joe McHugh, has approved a suite of regulations and bylaws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2015. Out of 145 rivers assessed, 55 will be fully open and a further 28 will open on a catch and release basis. However, 62 will...
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    Irish Catch & Release.

    Survival of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) after catch and release angling in three Irish rivers Patrick G. Gargana, , , Trevor Stafforda, Finn Øklandb, Eva B. Thorstadb Purchase $35.95 Abstract The practice of catch and release (C&R) in salmon rod fisheries has become increasingly common...
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    Fancy a days fishing on the Corrib or Mask?

    "][/URL] A competition in aid of Galway Autism Partnership, run by well-known Cong angler Dorrie Gibbons. Dorrie is celebrating a significant birthday soon, and rather than have a party, she has decided to host a competition to raise funds for a brilliant charity. Please pass on the word if you...
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    Gowla Fshery

    Gowla Fishery The Gowla is one of the best Sea Trout Fisheries in the West of Ireland, and consists of two chains of Loughs, which are drained by the Owengowla River. The Gowla River is three and a half miles in length, and has four beats which accommodate eight rods. The beats are close to...
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    Burrishoole Fishery

    Open for business - drop Pat a line! The Burrishoole Fishery in Furnace, County Mayo, which is owned by the Marine Institute, is one of Ireland’s premier Lough fisheries for salmon and offers a unique fishing experience. The fishing season opens on Wednesday 19th June to 29th September 2013...
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    Casla Fishery

    Casla Fishery Costello and Fermoyle Fishery manager Terry Gallagher was in touch to report that the last couple of weeks have seen the beginnings of a run of fish at Costello and Fermoyle, with springers and grilse entering the system in good numbers. Geoffrey Fitzjohn struck again, this time...
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    Ted Hughes Connemara

    24 - 26 May 2013 Venue: Doonreagan, Cashel, Co. Galway A weekend celebration, the first of its kind, of the role played by Connemara in the life and work of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. The venue will be Doonreagan, Cashel, Co. Galway, where Hughes lived for a period in the 1960s, following...
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    Jackie Clarke Collection Ballina - what a gift to the public especially Moy anglers

    How many anglers walked up from the Moy to Jackie Clarke's shop on main street Ballina to have their fresh wild salmon from the Ridge Pool smoked at Clarke's only to meet the proprietor himself Jackie Clarke, an amiable gentleman that could talk chapter and verse about salmon, the Moy Fishery...
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    Ted Hughes - what does Connemara know?

    Ted Hughes - the Connemara connection Ted Hughes fished with Barry Cooke for salmon in Connemara in the 1960's during a very troubled period for the poet. Married to Sylvia Plath - also a keen angle - they had sought escape to the sanctuary of the west of Ireland. This thread would like to...
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    The impact of C & R on the number of offspring was size dependent!

    Given interest in "Salmon losing distinct genetics" started by natthargreaves, 15-10-2010 and the high esteem scientists are held on this forum this article semmed interesting and appropriate to kick off 2013 - oh and Happy New Year;). Apologies if already posted...... Does catch and release...
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    Anisakis

    Anisakis - Red Vent Syndrome - worms in salmon Susceptible species Anisakis spp. larvae have a low host specificity. Fish hosts include herring, Clupea harengus L.; mackerel, Scomber scombrus L.; Atlantic salmon, Salmo satar L.; cod, Gadus morhua L.; whiting, Merlangius merlangus (L.); blue...
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    Salmon DNA today - your USB tomorrow. Future of computing is alive..........

    Salmon Sperm Is Your Next Generation Optical Storage Device Salmon Sperm Is Your Next Generation Optical Storage Device Salmon Testes Spawn Data Storage Device | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com By adding a bit of silver to a thin layer of salmon sperm DNA and sandwiching it all between two...
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    Picture of the year

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    Pelagic Fisheries - Happy Christmas

    AST Research Director Ken Whelan “By-catch from pelagic fisheries has an impact on the numbers of salmon which die at sea. If we assume there are three million salmon in the North Atlantic, if we can protect even a small fraction of these by understanding, and ultimately minimising, the impacts...
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    Salmon Summit

    So what did they find? check it out............. "The principal challenge that humanity is faced with regards to the “sustainable utilization of ecosystem”, particularly marine ecosystems, is that we have hardly ever been exploiting anything ‘sustainably’."...
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    Ballynahinch Fishery

    Fine specimen 15 lb. 5 oz. brown trout at Ballynahinch on fly is the biggest trout ever recorded in the fishery. Simon Ashe, fishery manager at Ballynahinch Castle reports that a fine specimen 15 lb. 5oz. Brown Trout which was taken by Galway angler, Stephen Cullinane, on Ballynahinch Lake on...
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    Saprolegnia

    Spotted this on some fish recently so thought I might share. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saprolegnia Saprolegnia is a genus of freshwater mould often called a "cotton mould" because of the characteristic white or grey fibrous patches it forms. Saprolegnia is generally a secondary pathogen...
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    Connemara

    Connemara with Monty http://www.montyhalls.co.uk/new-great-escape-dvd-news check out his visit to Ballynahinch Castle and the otter night;) Escapement heading over 2,000 so 2011 looking good:o http://www.ballynahinch-castle.com/fishing-connemara Monty and Reuben spent six months last year over...
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