Sunday 19th May was the final day of Fisheries Awareness Week 2013 and Boyne Sea Angling Club supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland ran their second sea angling event “An Introduction to Sea Angling”. Participants were invited to enjoy and experience the sport of sea angling at Port Beach in Clogherhead. The first event showed the number of angling species that can be targeted all along the Louth coastline. Peter Cunningham and his team again provided expert tuition again on Sunday 19th May on how to target species such as flounder, dabs, plaice and mackerel. Enthusiasts were shown how to set up their tackle, how to tie up rigs and traces and how to cast. The lads covered both bait fishing and spinning and providing tips on both. In addition to the fishing information, advice was given on how to stay safe while fishing with particular reference to tidal and weather conditions. Youngsters were also shown how the flounder hides himself when returned to the water. The fish initially lay motionless in the water and was very difficult to see. After a few seconds of lying motionless, with a swift flick of its fins the flounder coated itself with a thin layer of sand making it totally invisble. To the amazement of the youngsters this left only its eyes over the sand revealing to them why the flounder is such an effective predator.
This free event which took place from 2pm to 5pm at Port Beach in Clogherhead, Co Louth was open to beginners, novices and improvers alike and was well attended. It proved to be another huge success for Boyne Sea Angling Club. Approximately 50 to 60 people attended including a thirty strong scouting troop. The event was  also attended by Minister of State at the Department of Comunication, Energy and Natural Resources Mr Fergus O’Dowd TD. who has support the ambitious calendar of events from the information days in Scotch Hall right through to the final event today, something that was very much appreciated by the angling community in the Drogheda and the surrounding area. The weather was really lovely with sun, light cloud and light winds. Indeed the weather was probably too nice for fishing but nobody realy minded and despite the weather a number of flounder were still taken.
The Boyne Sea Angling Club continue to recruit new members, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get involved in sea angling, a hobby for life. Drop in to Peter in the Boyne Angling Centre to join up now. 

Fisheries Awareness Week "Making Angling Count"

Flounder are a Very Popular Sea Angling Species

Conor Checks Out the Flounder at Port Beach Today

New Sea Angling Recruit Karl Dennis at Port Beach Yesterday

Beach Casting, Young Kenny Cunningham in Action at Port Beach

Young Conor O'Dowd Takes Over from Peter Cunningham at the Sea Angling Event at Port Beach Clogherhead

Minister Fergus O'Dowd gets Some Fishing Tips from Peter Cunningham and Chris Mundoe of Boyne Sea Angling Club

Lots of Interest in Sea Angling at Port Beach Yesterday (Just Count the Heads)

The Future of Angling "Young Fish and Young Anglers"

Josie Mahon IFI (left) with Connor O'Dowd (centre) and Minister Fergus O'Dowd (right)

Another Young Angler in Action at Sundays' FAW Event at Port Beach, Clogherhead