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Panorama of Lough Mask in Co Mayo
Angling
#Angling - Plans to introduce non-native fish species into Irish lakes have been alleged by Irish angling enthusiasts, as the Mayo News reported recently. A social media post via the Irish Pike Society, which has since been removed, claimed that…
David O'Malley
Rowing
Rowing: Thirty nine senior and under-23 competitors and 59 juniors have been invited to attend the Ireland trials on March 25th and 26th Most competed at the recent Ireland trials, though David O’Malley, who could not attend, and the Spain-based…
Bad Forecast Claims St Michael's Head of the River
Rowing
#Rowing: St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday (February 25th) has been cancelled. The forecast for O’Brien’s Bridge was not good. The organisers hope to reschedule the head for March 18th, the date vacated by Galway Head of…
Atlantic salmon are moving further north and away from Ireland as sea temperatures rise, according to researchers
Fishing
#Fishing - Ireland’s stocks of Atlantic wild salmon are in a “serious position” due to the failure of the driftnet fishing ban to stem their decline. That was the grave message from the annual Salmon Watch Ireland conference in Galway…
Irish Angling Team Announced For 2017 Feeder Worlds
Angling
#Angling - The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) has announced its line-up for the 2017 FIPS-ed Feeder World Championships. Michael Buchwalder, Nick Howell, Cathal Hughes, Johnny McKinnley, Rimantas Kondrackas and Paul Leese comprise the team to represent Ireland…
Galway Man Convicted of Poaching Offence
Fishing
At a sitting of Galway and District Court on the 7th of February 2017, Judge Mary Fahy convicted Mr. Gerry Farragher of Rinnaharney, Annaghdown, Co. Galway, for the illegal use of a net to catch salmon, in breach of Section…
Howth Harbour is synonymous as a centre for fishing boats (as above), however other vessel types call to use the boatyard's syncrolift to lift boats out of the water.
Dublin Bay
#Boatyard – The latest customer at Howth Boatyard, Co. Dublin is a 120 passenger excursion boat that operates cruises from the harbour to Ireland’s Eye just offshore and around Dublin Bay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The boat St. Bridget operates for…
Speakers Announced For Dive Ireland 2017
Diving
#Diving - A number of main stage speakers have been announced for Dive Ireland 2017 at Athlone’s Hodson Bay Hotel from 4-5 March. Marine salvage specialist Brian McAllister will talk the challenges of raising the Costa Concordia off the coast…
Youghal RNLI recovers the kayaker from the sea a mile off Redbarn beach in East Cork
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI has rescued a man who was found clinging to his kayak yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 February) after he was in the sea for up to 45 minutes. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore…
Hannah Scott
Rowing
#Rowing: Hannah Scott of Bann produced the outstanding performance at the Ireland junior Assessment at Lough Rynn in Leitrim. Scott rowed the six kilometre course in 25 minutes 32 seconds – a remarkable 89.10 per cent of projected world best…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska both produced good times as they placed first and second in the women’s single sculls trial at the Ireland Assessments at the National Rowing Centre. Dukarska, returning to the system she left last year,…
Daire Lynch
Rowing
#Rowing: Daire Lynch, who is just 18, was the fastest heavyweight competitor at the Ireland Assessment at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. Paul and Gary O’Donovan topped the rankings as the fastest single scullers, but Lynch slotted in…
This dolphin was found on the beach at Fenit, Co Kerry this past Wednesday
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Not even two months in and 2017 is already the worst year on record for whale and dolphin strandings, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). As of Friday 17 February, a whopping 56 cetacean standings…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Recruiting Temporary Research Staff
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland’s R&D division has secured external funding to undertake a series of research projects, which are currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as research technicians and fisheries assistants. Interviews will take place in mid…
Gavan Hennigan appeared on last night's Late Late Show
Rowing
#Rowing - Record-setting ocean rower Gavan Hennigan is getting set to do it all over again this summer, with plans for a solo crossing from New York to Galway Bay. Afloat.ie’s Rower of the Month for January made the announcement…
Migrant Fishermen Claim Continued Abuse On Irish Trawlers, Says Senator
Fishing
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are not working, according to a Labour senator. Addressing the Seanad last Wednesday (8 February), Senator Ged Nash called on the Government to replace the scheme launched…

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