The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board Coarse Angling Permit

The following information, which is accessed by choosing the links below is a record of events and also of the campaign undertaken by the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs in respect of the introduction of the Shannon Regional Fishery Board Coarse Angling Permit in January 2003.

The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs had boycotted the 27 managed waters of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board throughout 2003 in direct response to the activities of the Board on a number of these waters which were contrary to the preservation and conservation of pike, namely gillnetting.
The Shannon Regional Fishery Board informed IFPAC in February 2004 of their descision to cease gillnetting. The Federation welcomes this move by the Board and as a consequence a decision was taken at the AGM in March by the affiliated clubs to end the boycott.


Choose for Full Transcript of RTE news report on permit, dated 27/1/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Written answers" on permit, dated 5/2/03
Choose for Full Statement to the Affiliated Clubs, dated 6/2/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Adjournment Matters" on permit, dated 12/2/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann Parlimentary debate on permit, dated 18/2/03
Choose for extract from Seanad Eireann "Order of Business" on permit, dated 18/2/03
Choose for extract from Seanad Eireann "Business of Seanad" on permit, dated 25/2/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Written answers" on permit, dated 26/2/03
Choose for extract from Seanad Eireann "Business of Seanad" on permit, dated 4/3/03
Choose for extract from news article in "Westmeath Examiner", dated 8/3/03
Choose for extact from news article in the "Longford News", dated 14/3/03
Choose for news article in "The Anglo Celt", dated 10/04/03
Choose for news article in the "Longford News", dated 18/4/03
Choose for "Shannonside Northern Sound" radio interview with Mr. Eamon Cusack, CEO, SHRFB, dated 18/4/03
Choose for news article in the "Westmeath Examiner", dated 19/4/03
Choose for content of "Flyer" on permit, released for National distribution on 9/5/03
Choose for news article in "The Anglo Celt", dated 15/05/03
Choose for article in "Roscommon Champion", dated 16/05/03 Re: anglers letter to Eamon Cusack, SHRFB
Choose for full content of letter sent to all 226 "Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas", dated 5/6/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Written answers" on funding, dated 19/6/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Written answers" on permit, dated 24/6/03
Choose for full content of letter sent to all Councillors in the River suck and Inny Catchments, dated 24/6/03
Choose for extract from Dail Eireann "Written answers" on permit, dated 26/6/03
Choose for reply from Shannon Regional Fisheries Board to Mr. Eamon Ryan TD
Choose for news article in the "Westmeath Examiner", dated 25/10/03
Choose for letter sent to the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board on 4/12/03
Choose for reply from Shannon Regional Fisheries Board to IFPAC, dated 20/2/04*
Choose for reply from Shannon Regional Fisheries Board to IFPAC, dated 26/2/04*
Choose for letter sent to Shannon Regional Fisheries Board on 2/3/04*
Choose for reply from Shannon Regional Fisheries Board to IFPAC, dated 5/3/04*
Choose for Public Statement ending boycott of SHRFB's "Managed Waters", released March/April 2004*



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