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Minister O’Dowd Visits FAW Information Day at Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda

April 28th, 2013 | by

At Scotch Hall Shopping Centre today, Minister Fergus O’Dowd visited the promotional stand on the second of two information days aimed at promoting Fisheries Awareness Week 2013 in the Drogheda area. During his visit the Minister met with volunteers from local angling clubs, angling sector, staff from Inland Fisheries Ireland and members of the public.

Members of the Drogheda and District Anglers Club: who are celebrating their 75th Anniversary; assisted on the promotional stand for the two information days which took place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April in Scotch Hall, Shopping Centre, Drogheda. Certified ACI coach Brendan O’Reilly who also runs Newgrange Active Angling also assisted on the stand today Sunday 28th. Members of the public came along to see the fish display tanks on the stand and learn more about how to get involved in angling. Many youngsters again enjoyed the kids area provided and entered a colouring competition which provided them with the opportunity to win a number of prizes. These included rods and reels, a tackle box and a small fishing pole which were sponsored by the Boyne Angling Centre Tackle Dealer in Drogheda and East Coast Angling Tackle Dealer in Navan.

Fishing expert Paul Dennis of the Drogheda and District Anglers Club, Angling Coach Brendan O’Reilly and Josie Mahon and David Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland explained all about the comprehensive schedule of events that will be taking place for game, coarse and sea angling during Fisheries Awareness Week. 

Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Angling Clubs would especially like to thank the staff and management of Scotch Hall Shopping Centre who welcomed us warmly and sponsored the event. To find out more about fishing and the events taking place during Fiaheries Awareness Week please visit www.faw.ie

Then get out there and “give angling a go

Josie Mahon IFI Talking To Some Youngsters About Fish at the Fish Display Tanks in Scotch Hall Today

Josie Mahon IFI Talking To Some Parents and Youngsters About Fish at the Fish Display Tanks in Scotch Hall Today

Visitors to the Fisheries Awareness Week Information Day Stand Today Sunday 28th April

Visitors to the Fisheries Awareness Week Information Day Stand Today Sunday 28th April

Minister Fergus O'Dowd Visiting the Fisheries Awareness Week Promotional Stand in Scotch Hall, Today Sunday 28th April

Minister Fergus O'Dowd Visiting the Fisheries Awareness Week Promotional Stand in Scotch Hall, Today Sunday 28th April

Family Fun for the Kids at the Fishing Colouring Competition

Family Fun for the Kids at the Fish Colouring Competition

The Attractive Stand and Fish Display Tanks in Scotch Hall over the Weekend

The Attractive Stand and Fish Display Tanks Which Were in Scotch Hall over the Weekend


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