ESRI Angler Research Panel

The silhouette of a man is fishing by the seaside

The ESRI is undertaking research on the socio-economics of inland fisheries, with the objective of providing evidence that will support policy decisions regarding the management of fisheries resources and angling within Ireland.

To inform our research we have established a voluntary angler panel, which we use to ask anglers about their angling activities and views via online surveys, including a short monthly survey about fishing activity in the previous month. Each survey is voluntary and you can decide at the time whether to participate.

Our research programme on the socio-economics of inland fisheries is funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland. Any data you provide will only be used for research purposes and will not be shared with Inland Fisheries Ireland or other organisations. Read here how we manage and protect personal data collected by the research programme.  Papers from the research programme are listed on our fisheries publications webpages.

If you’d like further information about the angler panel or our fisheries research please contact John Curtis (, 01 863 2111).

Complete this short form to join the Angler Research Panel.

Data Protection Information on the Survey is available here.