In advance of Fisheries Awareness Week which will commence on Saturday next 12th May, the Irish Angling Development Alliance (IADA) and Carrickmacross Coarse Angling Club in association with Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) ran two information days at O’Gormans Supervalu supermarket in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan on Friday and Saturday last 4th and 5th May. The information days were organised to promote the main event; which will take place on Saturday 12th May at the Brothers Lake (Lisanisk), and to let people find out about what will be happening on the day and to give them a chance to sign up for the event. The interactive stand had fish tanks containing an assortment of different fish species including pike, trout, eels, gudgeon and roach which proved very popular with children and adults alike. The feedback that was received by staff about the stand was very positive indeed. Computer slideshows, promotional materials and staff from IADA, Carrickmacross CAC and IFI all provided additional information to members of the public.
Dick Caplice , Chairman IADA commented following last weeks information days ” we are delighted with the response and support that we have received from the local community to the information days and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Brothers Lake on the 12th. I would like to thank Inland Fisheries Ireland, Carrickmacross Coarse Angling Club and all the members of IADA for making these days a great success. I would also like to thank the O’Gorman family and the staff at Supervalu in Carrickmacross for a warm welcome and for hosting the stand on Friday and Saturday last.”
It is hoped that the event on the 12th will get a great crowd following the information days and those attending will be treated to a number of great demonstrations from qualified pike coarse and game angling coaches. There will of course be a chance to have a go and possibly catch your first fish. For further information on this and other FAW events please visit www.faw.ie