SECAD supported Richie Ryan in the development Activities” measure of the Rural Development Programme. Eire Bass is the first venture to offer salt water fly fishing from a licensed boat in Ireland. SECAD supported the purchase of an engine and equipment for Sea Hawk, the boat that is used. Eire Bass collects anglers at the Deep Water Quay in Cobh and takes them on a trip around Cork harbour lasting up to 5 hours. Eire Bass is a unique visitor attraction to the area and helps create local tourism and employment.