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Inland Fisheries Ireland staff electrofishing on the River Barrow as part of the research
Angling
#Angling - New research from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed the state of fish stock levels and the different species present within the River Barrow catchment. The River Barrow is Ireland’s second longest river after the River Shannon, and…
Red-hulled cargoship Ceg Cosmos, seen after a Workington-Wicklow passage, however the ship normally trades from Scottish ports and loaded with 'round' timber. Just two miles south of the east-coast port town is the picturesque beach of Magheramore Strand where scenes of 'Redwater' took place but mostly the drama used Dunmore East, Waterford.
Ports & Shipping
#Redwater – ‘Redwater’ the BBC Studios in association with RTE produced drama spin-off of Eastenders, mostly shot in Dunmore East, Waterford, is home to a fishing fleet and likewise of Wicklow Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The east-coast port of Wicklow…
NUIG's women's senior eight in action at Dorney Lake at the weekend.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews had a very successful second day at the Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin and the Skibbereen double of Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey won in the top single and double sculls races, but…
Dispute Over Kayaking School In East Belfast
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Northern Irish businessman has spoken out over what he claims is lack of support from the Alliance Party for an indoor kayaking facility in East Belfast. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, jewellery retail entrepreneur Peter Boyle says…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
Whitegate Coastal Rowing Regatta took place in Cork Harbour on Satrurday
Coastal Rowing
Whitegate Rowing Club's Coastal Rowing Championship Regatta took place on Sunday in the scenic eastern side of Cork Harbour. The one day fixture ran as part of as part of the Coastal Rowing Association (CRA) 2017 season of regattas. More on…
Jenny Egan (bronze) with Alyssa Bull (gold) and Laia Pelachs (silver) on the Belgrade Podium.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Cup in Belgrade in Serbia today. Australia’s Alyssa Bull took the gold in the K1 5,000 metres from Laia Pelachs of Spain. Egan (30) started her season…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarksa of Killorglin won the women’s Championships Single at Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake today. Ronan Byrne finished third in the men’s Championship singles final and teamed up with Dan Begley to take second in the men’s Championship…
Denise Walsh with her European Silver Medal
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh followed up her excellent silver medal at the European Championships in the Czech Republic with a win on the Olympic course at Dorney Lake in England today. Walsh partnered  Aoife Casey, who has just turned 18, to…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - In response to a recent outbreak of crayfish plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Crayfish plague is a disease that kills Ireland’s native white-clawed crayfish.…
Call For Junior Anglers To Film Their Fishing Adventures In New Competition
Angling
#Angling - Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres are invited to take part in a new competition by filming their angling adventures and spread the word about fishing online. The Fish & Film Competition launched by Inland Fisheries…
Surfer Lost At Sea Off Northern Ireland Returns To Thank Rescue Teams
Surfing
#Surfing - “It was just… nothing. There is only blackness.”That’s how Scottish surfer Matthew Bryce describes his terrifying ordeal adrift on his board in the North Channel for 32 hours.According to the Belfast Telegraph, the 23-year-old recently returned to Campbelltown…
An immediate inspection revealed large numbers of dead fish in the river over almost 1km downstream
Angling
#Angling - A landowner has been convicted of a breach to the Water Pollution Act in Glenamaddy, Co Galway that resulted in a major fish kill. At a sitting of Tuam District Court, Michael Conneally of Boyounagh, Glenamaddy pleaded guilty…
The Irish Coast Guard were involved in the search for Jamie McAllister, whose body was recovered on Saturday 27 May
MCIB
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) will this week begin its inquiry into the sinking of a fishing vessel off Skerries last Friday (26 May) that claimed the life of a local fisherman, according to The Irish Times.…
Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Ronald
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI rescued two divers who got into difficulty off Hook Head in Co Wexford on Sunday afternoon (28 May). The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 1.19pm following a report from the…
The River Lackagh is an important salmon fishery and the new counter aims to measure the strength of its recovery
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has officially opened a new fish counter facility in the designated spring salmon fishery on the River Lackagh. The project, which was devised and delivered by Inland…

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