« BackKerry beachgoers are being advised to be on the lookout for a venomous fish

Kerry coastline beachKerry beachgoers are being advised to be on the lookout for a venomous fish.

Weever fish are found all around the Irish coast but only in sandy areas where the water is relatively warm and shallow.

The approaching spring tide means swimmers and surfers will have to venture further out to where these fish burrow into the sand.

While the sting from the weever fish is not fatal, it can cause considerable discomfort.

CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, says if you get stung, there are ways to treat the wound.