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Two drift nets, measuring 600 yards and 500 yards respectively, were located drifting east of Inishbeg Island and were seized together with two salmon.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in The Glenties area in Donegal and 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island. The seizures were secured last week by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fisheries Officers who are based…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowers of the Month: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are the Afloat rowers of the month for June. Both brothers showed outstanding form at Cork Regatta. Paul O’Donovan won the single sculls. In the heats, Gary had not been the…
Irish sailing speed record holder Oisin Van Gelderen
27 times National Windsurfing Champion Oisin van Gelderen of Dublin, continued his quest to be the first Irish Sailor to break the 50knot (92kph) barrier last week, when competing in the 'Prince of Speed' event in the South of France…
The O'Donovan brothers cross the finish line
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan were beaten in the final of the Double Sculls Challenge Cup by Jack Beaumont and Angus Groom at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Skibbereen men blasted off the start, but the Britain heavyweight crew took…
Gary O'Donovan thanks the Romanian crew after their race at Henley
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their semi-final of the Double Sculls at Henley today. The Romanian heavyweight crew of Ioan Prundeanu and Marian-Florian Enache matched the Skibbereen men in the first quarter. The race was effectively over soon after,…
Salmon Anglers Urged To Down Their Rods As Hot Spell Persists
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing to anglers and fishery managers to voluntarily cease salmon angling on catch-and-release rivers with immediate effect due to high water temperatures and the current drought conditions. The agency also advises that for…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan at the start line at Henley
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their first race at Henley Royal Regatta with plenty to spare. The Skibbereen double scull sprinted away from Leander’s Stephen Cox and Tiernan Oliver at the start and left them well behind for…
The Cork Boat Club crew after crossing the line.
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club raced well but made their exit to  New Jersey crew Montclare Mounties in the Thames Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The Americans started powerfully and took an early one-length lead. Cork stayed calm and bit chunks…
Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale with Neptune's Fawley crew
#Rowing: Trinty lost out to Syracuse University and Neptune to Gloucester at Henley Royal Regatta today. Both victors were seeded crews; they were much heavier than their rivals from Ireland.  For the Temple Cup, Trinity lost William Doyle to a…
Golden Moment: Ronan Foley crosses the finish line in Croatia
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Ronan Foley won the European junior championships in the canoe marathon K1 today. He raced remarkably well and was completely in charge at the end of an interesting 22.6 kilometre race in Metkovic in Croatia.  Three paddlers –…
Cork Boat Club record a clear Henley win.
#Rowing: Cork Rowing Club moved smoothly into the second round of the Thames Cup at Henley Royal Regatta with a straightforward win this morning.  They took an early lead over London Rowing Club ‘A’, and extended it to one length…
Trinity beat University of London at Henley
#Rowing: NUIG had an exciting win over ASR Nereus of the Netherlands in the Prince Albert Cup for student coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta. The early stages were tight, but the Dutch took the lead and held it down…
Checking the results at Henley
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club continued the winning run by Irish crews on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. They beat Potomac of the United States by three-quarters of a length in the Thames Cup for club eights. The race…
The view from the bank at Henley Royal Regatta.
#Rowing: Neptune won in the first round of the Fawley Cup for junior quadruples on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. This was a very steady performances by the Dublin club against Tideway Scullers’ C. The umpire had to…
Inland Fisheries Ireland & OPW Commit To Five-Year Working Agreement On Flood Risk Management
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) Flood Risk Management Unit have signed a new shared service agreement which will see them continue collaborate over the next five years in the protection of fishery…
A fishing boat in Howth, Co Dublin
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed TD has launched a public consultation on the Inshore Fisheries Strategy, following a proposal made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The consultation process will be open for a seven-week period and is due…

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