Ireland on the Fly
Ireland on the Fly
The rise of salmon farming & the decline of wild salmon and sea trout in Ireland

The rise of salmon farming & the decline of wild salmon and sea trout in Ireland

The damaging effects of sea lice on salmon.

Last year we covered the impact of salmon farming on the famous Loch Maree in Scotland, but what about its impact on the wild salmon and sea trout here in Ireland and just why is the government looking to help the industry develop further in the face of its damaging ecological effects?

For this week’s episode we’re joined by John Murphy from Salmon Watch Ireland, to tell us more about the work the organisation does as well as some recent cases they have been fighting.

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Fulling Mill Competition

If you’re a fly tyer or want to get into fly tying then this is for you….
Ireland on the Fly have teamed up with Fulling Mill to give away a box of fly tying materials – with free shipping – to one lucky listener each week. 
With more than 1,400 products to choose from, each perfectly packed by hand, their new range of fly tying materials warrants closer inspection. 

Anyone wanting to see them in person and handle them could do well to get along to the Irish Fly Fair in Enniskillen Co, of which Fulling Mill is one of the sponsors. 

Held over the weekend of 18th, 19th November they can not only see these materials being put to masterful use by the likes of Jackie Mahon, but they can stock up from Fulling Mill dealers, like Rodgers Tackle, who will be laden with new stock.
From Dozens of exciting new dubbings, chenilles, yarns & wools, to perfectly prepared and packaged marabou, zonkers, deer belly and Bucktail – the range is going down a storm. This week’s top mover is their New Eco Warrior Dub – be sure to check it out.

So, to be in with a chance of winning the £50 worth of materials, just answering the following question:

‘Which county is holding this year’s Irish Fly Fair’?

Email your answer to and we will announce the winner on next week’s show.