Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to announce that Fisheries Awareness Week will be taking place this year from 11th to 19th May. The aims of the initiative are to encourage adults and children alike who may never have fished before to take up fishing as a new hobby. To achieve this Inland Fisheries Ireland is working with angling clubs, local communities, businesses, stakeholders and organisations to promote all types of angling. The success of Fisheries Awareness Week is totally dependent on the great work carried out by volunteers in the sector including angling associations, anglers, clubs, federations, fishery owners, guides, ghillies, coaches, instructors, tackle dealers, educators and other industry providers. The assistance and support of local businesses and local communities is also vital to the success of the initiative.
For 2013, a comprehensive schedule of events has been developed by the staff of Inland Fisheries Irelands, Eastern River Basin District and stakeholders in the Drogheda area to promote game, coarse and sea angling in the Drogheda area. It is hoped that this schedule of events will be enjoyed by all in Drogheda and the surrounding areas.
In order to promote the this year’s ambitious schedule of events, we are kicking off with two information days on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April in Scotch Hall, Shopping Centre, Drogheda. The promotional stand will be staffed from 9am to 6pm each day so please feel free to come along and see the fish display tanks and learn more about how to get involved in angling. There is lots of fishing available locally so why not come along to Scotch Hall and find out how to get involved? Meet members of the Drogheda and District Anglers, Drogheda Coarse Anglers and Inland Fisheries Ireland teams, find out more about fishing and then “give angling a go”!
We looking forward to seeing you at the Scotch Hall information days and other events listed in the schedule below. Additional Information on Fisheries Awareness Week can be found at www.faw.ie