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Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska, two of Ireland's successful women's rowers.
#Rowing: Rowing Ireland has received a commendation from the International Olympic Committee for its work in promoting women’s sport. The Irish governing body were awarded the “Women and Sport” Achievement Diploma in recognition of its “outstanding contribution to promoting the…
Atlantic salmon
To track Atlantic salmon movements from river to sea and back, millions of salmon have been tagged over the past 50 years as part of scientific international tagging programmes. Recently, ICES published a co-operative research report documenting 50 years of…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
Former commercial eel fisherman in Galway will receive compensation up to a maximum of €3 million from this month, as Galway Bay FM reports. Applications were opened till the end of November for the Support Scheme for Former Feel Fisherpersons…
Michael McCann about to land the first salmon of the season on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal
#Angling - Only hours after 84 Irish rivers were opened to salmon angling on Tuesday 1 January, the first salmon of 2019 was caught and released on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal. Michael McCann of Templeard, Derry landed the…
Public Consultation On Quota Balancing Scheme For Demersal Fish Stocks
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has launched a public consultation on a proposal to implement a pilot quota balancing scheme for demersal fish stocks. Quota balancing means that where a vessel exceeds its catch limit for a relevant stock…
42 rivers to be open as a surplus of fish has been identified in these rivers
Seán Canney T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2019. These will come into effect from Tuesday 1 January…
Stand-up paddle boarders ride the waves off Dollymount
Ireland’s hottest surfing spot is… Dublin? It might not be Mullaghmore, but many surfers swear by the waves off Dollymount Strand in Dublin Bay, widely believed to the the longest in Ireland. Local kitesurfers already know the score — the…
Marine Minister Michael Creed made the announcement on Friday 21 December
#Fishing - Trawling by fishing vessels over 18 metres will be banned within Ireland’s six-mile limit from 1 January 2020, the Government has announced. Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Friday 21 December) revealed his decision following a review conducted earlier…
Swimmers take a festive dip in the North Sea at Newbiggin by the Sea
#WaterSafety - For many in Ireland a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. But the RNLI reminds anyone planning for a seaside swim next week that the sea is at its coldest, and potentially most…
Brown trout are currently not subject to minimum size or bag limits on the River Bandon in Co Cork
#Angling - Submissions are now open in a public consultation hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) around a proposed angling bye-law which focuses on the conservation of sea trout and brown trout on the River Bandon. The new bye-law aims to…
Funding Available For Angling Projects & Events In 2019
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its Sponsorship Programme for 2019 and is now inviting applications from suitable angling events and initiatives nationwide. The programme, which is one of the funding mechanisms of the National Strategy for Angling…
Tom Butler surfing the giant wave off Nazaré on Friday 14 December
#Surfing - A regular visitor to Ireland’s big wave surfing hot spots may have broken the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed, as The Irish Times reports. Cornish surfer Tom Butler rode a giant swell at Nazaré in…
€260m in Fish Quotas Secured for 2019
Following the conclusion of 2019 Annual Fisheries Negotiations at 3.00am this morning (Wednesday) Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., confirmed the deal negotiated is a balanced outcome, delivering on sustainability objectives and ensuring a strong result…
Sandycove Beach Ho-Ho-Hosting Santa Scuba Dive This Weekend To Raise Funds For Lifeboat Charity
This Saturday morning (22 December) 100 Scuba divers dressed in Santa suits will brave the elements and dive into the sea water off Sandycove Beach to raise money for the RNLI. The annual Santa Scuba Dive has raised over €8,000…
The Republic of Ireland disputes the UK’s claim to the territory of Lough Foyle between Donegal and Derry
#Fishing - The UK Government has been accused of “coasting” on plans for Britain’s and in particular Northern Ireland’s fisheries post-Brexit, as the News Letter reports. MPs on the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee have written to fisheries secretary Michael…
Peter O’Reilly with a Delphi salmon in April 2016
The Telegraph in the UK has published its obituary of Peter O’Reilly, the “doyen of Irish fly fishing”, who has died at the age of 78. One of the biggest names in Irish angling, O’Reilly helped to popularise the sport…

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