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Limerick Regatta Faces Weather Challenges, Anglers Discuss Salmon Licences

LIMERICK, IRELAND – The Limerick Regatta, a highly anticipated rowing event, faced weather challenges that added a touch of unpredictability to the races. Held on July 23rd, 1914, this year’s regatta took place under overcast skies and blustery winds, making it a test of skill and determination for participants and a spectacle for spectators.

The event, held annually in Limerick, traditionally marks the conclusion of the rowing season in Ireland. However, the main talking point this year was not just the rowing but also the unpredictable weather conditions that put both competitors and anglers to the test.

Anglers in Limerick found themselves discussing the intricacies of salmon licences amidst the regatta’s festivities. These licences play a crucial role in regulating the fishing of salmon in Ireland. Anglers must adhere to specific rules and regulations to protect the salmon population and ensure sustainable fishing practices.

Salmon licences are issued by the Commissioners of Fisheries or Conservators, depending on the location. They determine the licence duty for various fishing methods, including the use of rods, nets, weirs, and other devices. Licences also specify the permitted fishing areas and the relative capability of capture.

One essential aspect of salmon licences is the restriction on the number of rods an angler can use. Using more rods than allowed is illegal and can result in penalties. The licences aim to strike a balance between protecting the salmon population and allowing anglers to enjoy their sport responsibly.

The Limerick Regatta itself experienced a mixed bag of weather conditions throughout the day. Strong winds and choppy waters added an element of challenge to the races. Despite the adversity, rowing enthusiasts gathered to witness the competitions, showcasing their dedication to the sport.

The regatta featured a range of races, including junior eights, senior eights, and maiden eights. Athlunkard, Shannon, Neptune, and St. Michael’s were among the competing teams, each vying for victory in their respective categories.

In the senior eights, Neptune managed to clinch victory, displaying impressive teamwork and skill amidst the challenging conditions. The race saw a reversal of form from previous encounters, highlighting the unpredictable nature of rowing in Limerick.

The Ladies Plate, a senior mixed race, faced difficulties due to rough seas and strong winds. This led to a reduced number of participants and made the race more challenging. Ultimately, St. Michael’s emerged victorious, overcoming the challenging conditions.

Despite the weather-related hurdles, the Limerick Regatta continued to be a highlight of the Irish rowing calendar. The event brought together rowing enthusiasts, athletes, and spectators, showcasing the enduring spirit of the sport in Limerick.

As anglers discussed salmon licences and the responsible management of Ireland’s salmon population, the regatta provided a platform for both sporting excellence and important conversations about the conservation of the country’s natural resources.

In the end, the 1914 Limerick Regatta will be remembered not only for the rowing achievements but also for the resilience shown by participants and the thoughtful discussions it sparked among anglers. The unpredictable weather conditions added an extra layer of challenge, making this year’s regatta a unique and memorable experience for all involved.

Sport (Dublin) – Saturday 01 August 1914

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