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Gerard Kelly outside Leinster House this morning.

This morning.

Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has declined calls to meet Donegal mussel fisherman Gerard Kelly (above)  who began a hunger strike yesterday in protest at legislation to restore reciprocal access for Northern Irish fishermen to Irish waters.

Gerard, from Greencastle, County Donegal is protesting the planned restoration of the Voisinage Arrangement which would allow access for fishermen on both sides of the border for up to six nautical miles off the coast of each jurisdiction.

Minister appeals to fisherman to stop hunger strike (Irish Times)

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The first salmon of the 2016 season has been landed at Lough Curran [Co. Kerry].

Myles Kelly writes:

He [Neil O’Shea] managed to get stuck into a good fish [above] before the 11 o’clock tea break. At 10:50 the fish was guided over the net and boated. The salmon fell for a 13cm rainbow Rapala lure….

13cm lure?

We’ve all fallen for one of those, in fairness.

First salmon of the season caught on Lough Currane (Angling Ireland)

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Ultan of Sea Fishing Ireland writes:

If you can afford a summery shoutout, there is something really great going on in the Irish angling scene in Dún Laoghaire that’s also a tribute to multicultural Ireland and to diversity. Lots of Asian Irish folks fishing for mackerel together – whole families at times, and most encouraging – and a challenge to the stereotypical Irish taxi driver, sorry, sea angler – women swinging those mackerel flies off the end of a rod like the best of them.

And they’re catching too. Mackerel in bucket loads. So, people – take a walk down to the end of the West Pier in Dún Laoghaire or check out the tight liners on the East Pier too. It’s great to see this community in action. They’re welcome to Ireland and those tasty macks too. The great weather just adds to the spirit.