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Jim Warny suited up for a subterranean dive near his home in Ennis last year
#Diving - This year’s Dive Ireland International Expo opens tomorrow (Saturday 2 March) at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh. Hosted by the Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club in association with the Irish Underwater Council, the two-day event…
Erne Head of the River to Go Ahead
#Rowing: Erne Head of the River, set for Enniskillen on Saturday (March 2nd), will go ahead. The organisers expect strong winds for the six kilometre event. They have told clubs to instruct their rowers to wear warm clothing. The head…
Project Supervisor Eamon Walsh (left) and applicant Hugh O'Donnell
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, welcomed the launch of two new grant-aided angling boats for Clonbur Angling Centre. Minister Canney said: “The new boats will be used by local and visiting anglers on Lough…
The new security system in place at Ballisodore Fishery, south of Sligo town
#Angling - A new project at Ballisodare Fishing Club outside the Co Sligo village will help protect this important fishery in the North West. The private fishery, which was developed last year to include a state-of-the-art fishery office and two…
Cork Head Postponed Until Sunday
#Rowing: The Cork Head of the River will be held this Sunday, March 3rd. The organisers decided to postpone the event by one day because of the adverse weather forecast for Saturday. The 4km event from Horgan’s Quay to Blackrock…
Trudy McIntyre, Chair of The National Inshore Fisheries Forum, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is Michael Creed, TD. and Jim O Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, launching the strategy in Skerries
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the ‘Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2019-2023’ on behalf of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The Strategy will frame the work of the Inshore Fisheries…
Funds Flow In for Family of Rower Injured in Capsize
#Rowing: Athlunkard Boat Club has set up a gofundme page for their young rower, Amy Mulcahy, and her family. The 12-year-old was involved in a capsize on Saturday in Limerick and had to be cut free as her hair caught…
Paul Byrne, Secretary of the Irish Pike Society
The Irish Pike Society (IPS) and the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) have welcomed the annulment by the High Court on Monday 25th February of ‘The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law’, which has provided for the killing of four…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., met yesterday with Irish fishing industry representatives in the National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty to discuss the state of play on Brexit and possible serious impacts facing the sector. The Minister…
Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley (foreground) pip Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: The new crew of Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley beat Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan in their second race of the day at the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre. Boomer, from Belfast Boat Club, and Castleconnell’s Crowley…
Sanita Puspure sculling back to the start after racing at the Ireland trial.
#Rowing: Top international crews and outstanding juniors showed good form in difficult conditions at the Ireland Trial and the National Rowing Centre in Cork. Sanita Puspure was outstanding in the single sculls, while fellow world champion Paul O’Donovan was the…
 EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella (left) with Marine Minister Michael Creed in Brussels
Marine Minister Michael Creed met yesterday (Monday 18 February) in Brussels with Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella to discuss the threats to the Irish fishing industry from a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Minister Creed said: “I had a very constructive meeting today…
Team Ireland Men’s Shore Angling Team from (L to R) Aiden O'Halloran Captain, Willie Weir, Joe Carley, Richard Gormley, Albert Allen, Sean Ivory Asst. Manager, JP Molloy, John O Brien Manager
The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men's Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. The result highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. IFSA ladies also had a very…
The body of Canadian national Randy McNalley was recovered at the Pinto on 14 August 2017
A Canadian national who died on a diving expedition off Donegal in 2017 was one of two separate diving tragedies in the region within weeks of each other, as RTÉ News reports. As reported at the time on Afloat.ie, the…
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BJ Marine's Beneteau range is heading for the Angling Show in Swords, County Dublin this weekend
Following on from the success of last year's show and the positive reaction to the Barracuda 6 BJ Marine have decided to double our presence at this weekend's Angling Show at Swords in County Dublin. BJ Marine will have the…
A Salmon smolt
A new study shows low salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results from a project examining the early migration phase of salmon smolts (young salmon) from rivers across Europe. Leading…

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