From the Mourne Observer, Friday 3rd February 1967
On Friday last the trawler Croidte an Duin, owned and skippered by Mr Gerry Doyle landed 250 cran of herring at Kilkeel – a record discharge for any vessel at this harbour. But the record was short-lived, for on Wednesday the same trawler broke it by landing no less than 410 cran.
On both occasions the herring were caught in Strangford Lough, the vessel operating a trawl net in company with the Shemariah, owned by Mr David Wilson. Both catches – totalling about 100 ton – were sold for fish meal at £8 per ton.
* £8 in 1967 equates to about £133 in 2017