The Shark Angling Club of Ireland was formed at an inaugural meeting on the 27th January 1998. Shark fishing is Ireland's big game angling and for those of us 'hooked' on it, nothing else can compare for excitement and satisfaction.
Aims of the Club
The Shark Angling Club of Ireland has been set up with two primary aims:
1. To promote shark angling as a sport and to act as an information exchange providing information in the form of booklets, fact sheets and a monthly Newsletter. Shark fishing safari's are publicised and overseas shark fishing trips organised.
2. The second aim of the Club is to actively campaign in the area of shark conservation by insisting on a "catch & release policy" in all Club competitions and charters. The Club will also support charter operators who are involved in the Central Fisheries Board's Tag and Release programme of research and conservation
The Club has initiated liaison and established a working relationship with the Irish Elasmobranch Group who are scientists engaged in shark research and based at Trinity College in Dublin. The Club is also affiliated to the International Game Fish Association and is currently establishing links with shark angling clubs throughout the world. The Club also liase with the Central Fisheries Board and acknowledge their advice and co operation.