I attended a meeting yesterday afternoon at the IFI offices in Clonmel. Also present were John Quinlan of the Irishbass group, Colm McCann a recreational bass fisherman, and Henry Lynham, of Henrys Tackle. Three fisheries officers and the area manager David McInerney took time to talk to us regarding many aspects of bass fishing protection on the South East coast. Topics ranged from illegal netting issues to the current spate of recreational take at locations on the Wexford coast before and during the bass ban.
We hope to see a lot more of the fisheries officers in the future.