NUM­BER OF THE MONTH

8.6

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - FIRST CAST -

That’s the length in miles (14,055 me­tres) of il­le­gal fish­ing nets seized by In­land Fish­eries Ire­land last year. In all, 301 nets were con­fis­cated as well as 647 items of il­le­gal fish­ing equip­ment. IFI “in­spected” 35,630 recre­ational an­glers while con­duct­ing 31,000 pa­trols. The agency pa­trolled us­ing boats, kayaks, quad-bikes, bi­cy­cles, cars and on foot, us­ing night-vi­sion and ther­mal-imag­ing scopes.

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