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UK's National Fishing Month Proves Bigger and Better
In the UK, National Fishing Month 2010 was a resounding success with 330 events taking place across the country attracting over 13,500 participants of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and social profiles. Research complied by Substance from a sample of 11%…
Deadliest Catch Star Warns of Threat to Small-Boat Fishing
The Common Fisheries Policy will wipe out coastal communities in Ireland, according to a star of TV's Deadliest Catch. Corey Arnold, who was in Galway today to speak at the Irish Skipper Expo, has spent time working with small-boat fishermen…
UCD Rule the Waves at Dublin Head
UCD’s men’s senior eight was the fastest rowing crew of the 35 which competed at the Dublin Head of the River. The conditions were surprisingly choppy, even in relatively light winds. The Dublin college also won the novice eights pennant,…
New Fisheries Protection Vessel for Northern Ireland
A new fisheries protection vessel (FPV) for Northern Ireland was commissioned in a ceremony presided by the fisheries Minister Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA in Bangor Harbour on Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Banríon Uladh which cost £2.2m (with 50% funding…
Tackling the Wasteful Practice of Discarding Fish at Sea
Mr Brendan Smith, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, today outlined Ireland's proposals for dealing with the complex issue of fish discarding at a joint meeting of European Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament organised by Commissioner Maria Damanaki, the…
Dive Ireland takes place this Weekend
Dive Ireland, Ireland's dedicated dive show is taking place this coming weekend on the 5th & 6th March. The venue is the City North Hotel off the M1 Northbound and just 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from…
NUIG and Grainne Mhaol to Fore at Carrick
NUIG and Grainne Mhaol took the National rowing Head senior fours crown at the Carrick-on-Shannon head of the river. The senior doubles title went to the UCC/Galway Rowing Club combination of John Wholley and Danny O’Dowd. Carrick-on-Shannon Head of the…
Sligo IT Takes Student Surf Title
Sligo IT fought off tough competition to take the top spot at the 2011 Irish Student National Surf Championships in Portrush last weekend. Poor conditions on the Saturday morning forced a postponed start in the afternoon but Sligo raced to…
Minister Lenihan Supports Environmental Initiative on Dublin's River Dodder
Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, T.D., has joined 4th class pupils from St. Pius X Girls national school, Terenure on a field trip of the River Dodder. The purpose of the field trip was to analyse the water quality…
Cork Crews Rise to the Top at Cork Head
Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam,…
Videos Get Up Close With Prowlers
Two new videos posted online offer a fasincating insight into the impressive and mysterious west coast big wave spot known as Prowlers. The first includes footage and images from the infamous surf session from last November that put the wave…
Hooked Live! Comes to Citywest
Hooked Live! returns to Dublin’s Citywest Hotel and Lakes from 26-27 February in what organisers promise will be their biggest and best weekender yet. Whether you are an expert at angling or just looking to try the latest fishing gear,…
Intro to Fly Fishing for Kids
The Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) is set to host an introductory course on fly fishing in Dublin next month. The event at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin on 5 March hopes to be a first step into the art of fly…
Surfers Take On Big Waves in Sligo
More than 20 of Ireland's and Europe's top surfers took on the monster waves at Sligo’s Mullaghmore Head at the weekend in Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surf contest. The Tow-in Surf Session was organised by the Irish Surf Rescue…
Surf Calendar Kicks Off With Intervarsities
The Irish surfing calendar begins on 19 February with the 2011 Irish Surf Intervarsities at East Strand in Portrush, Co Antrim. The weekend will feature contests in men's and women's surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding, as well as a novice surfing…
McCrohan and Maher Fastest in Newry Test
Lightweight scullers Michael Maher and Siobhan McCrohan were the fastest man and woman at the five-kilometre time trial at the Rowing Ireland National Assessment in Newry today. McCrohan  won her battle with fellow lightweight Claire Lambe, and her time of…

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