As part of Fisheries Awareness Week 2015, May 15th to 24th, there are two “FREE” trout fishing events taking place in North County Dublin. These events have been organised by the Gormanston and District Anglers, the staff at Courtlough Fishery in North County Dublin and the staff of Inland Fisheries Ireland, to promote trout fishing in this area. It is hoped that the organised events will be enjoyed by all in North County Dublin and the surrounding areas.

As part of Fisheries Awareness, Gormanston and District Anglers Club in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland will be holding an introduction to fly fishing and spinning for Trout open day on Wavin Lake, Balrothery, Co Dublin on Saturday 23rd May 2015. This event is to encourage adults and children to take up this magical and very rewarding hobby and everyone is welcome to attend this catch and release event. You are invited to come to Wavin Lake and catch your first Trout on the 23rd May from 10am till 4pm.

Please contact Aidan on 087 1336353 if you need more information or you intend to take part in the Gormanston and District Anglers Club event on the Wavin Lake.


Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to announce that Fisheries Awareness Week will be taking place this year from 15th to 24th May. The aims of the initiative are to encourage adults and children who may never have fished before to take up fishing as a new hobby. Inland Fisheries Ireland is working with angling clubs, local communities, businesses and industry stakeholders 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, instructors, tackle dealers, educators and other industry providers.

The first of the FAW events is taking place on Saturday 23rd May at the Wavin Lake near Balrothery from 10am to 4pm. This event is being run by Gormanston and District Anglers and will introduce anglers of all ages to fly-fishing and spin fishing for trout. To participate please see the contact details above.

This event on the Wavin Lake will be followed by another event on Sunday 24th May at Courtlough Fishery in Balbriggan with an introduction to fly fishing with APGAI instructor Garret Ruigrok. There will also be a junior’s pond where younger anglers can bait fish for trout. Further information can be obtained from Oisin Cahill. (contact details below.)

To take part in the Courtlough Fishery event please contact: Oisin Cahill, Inland Fisheries Ireland at 087 6142906       Visit the Fisheries Awareness Week website at

Catch Some Great Trout at the Courtlough Event on Sunday 24th May
Catch Some Great Trout at the Courtlough Event on Sunday 24th May

These two family friendly days promise to be fun filled with lots to learn and some prizes to be won. There is lots of fishing available locally in North County Dublin so why not come along and find out how to get involved in angling? Meet members of Gormanston and District Anglers, the staff at Courtlough Fishery and Inland Fisheries Ireland staff, find out more about fishing and then “give angling a go”!

We are looking forward to seeing you at these great events. So don’t miss out and make sure that you “give angling a go” this Fisheries Awareness Week!

Additional Information on the above events and Fisheries Awareness Week can be found at