Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, has granted funding for 87 angling events and initiatives across the country during 2019. The initiatives, which received financial grants through Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Sponsorship Programme to the tune of €30,000, support novice anglers and angling tourism.

Roisin Moran and Eabha Melvin from Newport Sea Angling Club enjoy a Junior Angling Competition.

Angling clubs and federations applied to the programme, which is a funding mechanism of the National Strategy for Angling Development, for support in hosting angling competitions, conservation events and novice coaching programmes.

This year, the Sponsorship Programme is supporting:

  • 45 angling competitions which showcase Ireland’s angling offering and contribute to local economies.
  • 37 Coaching/ Juvenile events aimed at novice and young anglers with a view to increasing participation in the sport.
  • Five public awareness events and angling related initiatives.
Liam Moran in action during a junior competition in Newport.


Young anglers receive coaching from a skilled angler.


For a full list of projects and initiatives receiving funding, visit