Try out fishing at the National Ploughing Championships

Inland Fisheries Ireland to attend with free fishing simulator for novice anglers

Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the event, which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from the 18th – 20th of September, with a fun fishing simulator suitable for all the family.

The simulator will be present at Inland Fisheries Ireland’s stand, which will be located within the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s tent at the Championships. Anyone interested in fishing is invited to come along and have a go of the pursuit. There will also be aquariums with a range of coarse and game fish species on display.

Angling Simulator

Fisheries Officers will be on hand to answer questions from members of the public around best farming practice, angling and how to take it up as a novice as well to provide information and guidance around Ireland’s fish species and the aquatic environment.

Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “The National Ploughing Championships is a flagship event in the Irish public’s calendar and we are delighted to attend once again this year with an interactive offering for all the family. Angling is a past time which is suitable for both young and old of any ability and we hope that attendees who enjoy fishing on the marquee floor may be enticed to try it out for real on the river bank.

The participation of the public in the fisheries resource is vital in ensuring it is protected and enhanced in a sustainable manner for both the recreational and economic benefits it offers to communities nationwide. We are looking forward to sharing insights into the fisheries resource, and the indigenous fish species that live within it, with both the general public and the farming community.”

Inland Fisheries Ireland will be located in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s tent. Follow Inland Fisheries Ireland’s activity at the event online at or @AnglingUpdate on Twitter. For more information about Inland Fisheries Ireland, visit and to find out more about the National Ploughing Championships, visit .

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