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Welcome to The Fishing Daily.
Forget about getting four-week old news about your fishing industry. You don’t wait four-weeks to get any other type of news! At The Fishing Daily we want to bring you, our valued readers, today’s news and features today and it is available free of charge to everybody. All you need is a computer, phone, laptop or tablet.
This is the way today’s news should be delivered to a modern community and The Fishing Daily wants you to help us make it the No. 1 fishing news site.
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Meet the Editor
My name is Oliver McBride.
Some of you may know me from my time as editor of another fishing related publication and some of you probably don’t remember me, but hey, that’s okay.
For those of you who don’t know me or remember me, I am from a small fishing village in north Co Donegal called Downings, where my family has had a long association with the local fishing industry.
I was brought-up a stone’s throw from the pier in Downings. My father was a boat builder in Mevagh Boatyard along with my uncle Anton; who was boat-designer, gaffer and head boat builder.
There has always been boats and fishing in my life. My uncles and cousins always have had boats. Like most families around the coast, I come from generations of sea-goers and growing-up I tried my hands at salmon fishing, potting, seine-netting and trawling.
Fishing is a tough job and anyone who is employed in the business deserves the utmost respect. I don’t pretend to know everything about fishing because there’s such a variety of fisheries right around the coasts of Ireland and the UK. But I’m interested in learning and that’s why I am here.
No matter where I have travelled, the people involved in this community are the best people you can meet anywhere and that is what brought me back.
In my life so far, there was never a place I visited where I didn’t find everyone as being more than welcoming. From having a cup of coffee in the Co-op in Rossaveal, to yarning with the veteran skippers of Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay, to the folks of Killybegs, Kilkeel and Howth or a –4 degree 9.00 am December run-around Broadhaven Bay; no matter where you go you will never find a more genuine type of person than you do in our community. I still have that feeling of sitting in a half-finished hull on a pier in Wexford drinking tea from a well worn flask. These things always bring me back my younger days because no matter how much fishing and boats have changed, at heart fishing people are still the same.
My aim for The Fishing Daily is to bring you relevant news, current affairs and features. If there’s something happening in your area and you believe people should know about it, then let me know. This is an impartial platform and everyone will get to tell their side of the story as long as they do it in a respectful manner. I am not taking sides and I am not favouring any one industry.
I also want to bring you interesting features from a wide cross section of the commercial fishing world.
The Fishing Daily is totally independent and is subscription free. There is no backer from the fishing industry pushing their own agenda and there is no political party agenda. I do not submit to being dictated to or working with my hands tied. I will be impartial and I will listen to both sides of the argument. I will leave the reader to decide their own judgement on issues. I have no intention of becoming a dictator or a saviour, there are other editors out there at the moment who believe their opinions and agendas are more important than getting to the truth. Which in good journalism is wrong.
I hope I can deliver for you and I wish you all safe & successful fishing.