FISSTA – Federation of Irish Salmon and Seatrout Anglers mourn the Sad Passing of International Salmon Conservationaist Mr Orri Vigfússon, Icelandic Chairman of North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

The statement from his office confirmed to the world that “The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) announces with great sadness, the passing of our founder and Chairman Mr. Orri Vigfússon. Mr Vigfússon succumbed to lung cancer at Iceland’s national hospital in Reyjavik yesterday July 1st 2017 only nine short of his 75th birthday. Mr. Vigfússon …

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The Passing of a Patriot

  Very sad news that TK Whitaker, a great friend of angling has died in Dublin yesterday. He caught his first salmon below Carrick bridge on the Glen river in 1964 – photo below, and here is his wonderful account of how he saw our river and village life in which we were blessed to grow …

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Facebook posting defamed NARGC Director

Irish Times 18th June 2016 http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/facebook-award-is-a-wake-up-call-for-online-users-1.2689600 Facebook award is ‘a wake-up call for online users’ Rights groups react as court orders Irish man to pay €75,000 over defamatory post Marie O’Halloran Desmond Crofton, who won his civil action in relation to a Facebook comment. An award of €75,000 in damages to a man following a …

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FISSTA Support Plan to save the Cork Gearagh

Great article by Clare O’ Sullivan in the Examiner and well done to Declan O’ Mahony and colleagues on a great press release. Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams The ESB, Cork County Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, have been meeting to …

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