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Carlow CAC win over disabled anglers

September 29th, 2011 | by

The Carlow group on the river Barrow

The Carlow group on the River Barrow

Carlow Coarse Angling Club have once again managed to bring the sport of coarse angling to a wider audience and have gathered a new momentum. The club has previously been described as one of the most active clubs in the country and they have proved this by running workshops for people with disabilities and women interested in the sport. Recently the club have been busy in assisting in developing a six week course for several different interested parties in conjunction with the Angling Council of Ireland the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (N.C.F.F.I.), Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Carlow and Waterford Sports Partnerships. Groups in attendance were the Carlow branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association, Brain injury Ireland, Women from Waterford & Carlow and disabled anglers from Wexford and Carlow. The workshops have now reached their halfway stage and have been a huge success with plenty of fish being caught and lots of interest being generated in coarse angling.

The Wexford group in New Ross

The Wexford group in New Ross

The Carlow club has eight Angling Council of Ireland trained coaches who devote their time free of charge. Carlow CAC hasrecently been in talks with Mr John Flynn from I.F.I. (Inland Fisheries Ireland) in relation to contributing to programmes run in schools in the Carlow area. I.F.I. will run the schooling end of the programme whilst the club will host the practical days on the river Barrow in Carlow Town.

If you require any information as regards the Carlow Coarse Angling Club or it’s current projects please do not hesitate to contact Gerry on 085 2844566 or e-mail gerrymcstraw@yahoo.ie or contact ms Miriam Williamson club secretary @ 8 St. Fiacc’s Tce., Graiguecullen, Carlow, Co.Carlow. Gerry has a vast network of anglers on call for all coarse angling needs in the South East of Ireland therefore if you require any information at no cost please feel free to get in touch.


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