DARNDALE fishing ponds have had a new lease of life following the laying of jute matting (or sackcloth) to smother and kill the highly invasive curly weed (Lagarosiphon major) that has prevented locals from fishing for almost three years. What a transformation since my visit last November when I witnessed a weed-mass that had completely covered the entire water expanse at this north Dublin angling amenity.
Irish Times, 08/10/12. Read the article ‘Life in Darndale ponds!‘.