Inland Fisheries Ireland returned to the National Ploughing Championships once again this year.

Invertebrate and Live Fish Display at the National Ploughing Championships 2019

Visitors to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s stand, which was located within the Government of Ireland village, could try their hand at fishing on the interactive angling simulator, learn about the various freshwater fish species in the live fish display and examine creepy crawlies which live in Ireland’s rivers and lakes under the microscope.

James and Billy Dalton enjoy the thrill of reeling in their first catch!

Tadgh Wright gets a helping hand from Dad, Tony, as he catches a fish from the marquee floor!


The team from Inland Fisheries Ireland were delighted to welcome Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector.


Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment at the Inland Fisheries Ireland stand where Angling Advisor Myles Kelly outlined the various local fish species in the display.
Education & Outreach Co-Ordinator Sarah Healy guides Minister Canney through the invertebrate display.
Minister Canney enjoys catching a fish on the interactive angling simulator.

Fisheries Officers met with the public throughout the three day event to provide information on how to get started in fishing and general guidance around the fisheries resource. Environmental Officers were also there to speak to members of the farming community about how to practice fish friendly farming.

Clodagh and Avril O’Dwyer examine an invertebrate under the microscope.
Chloe Moody looks through the lens to find a creepy crawly!
The stand was designed to highlight International Year of the Salmon with information given to the public around the challenges facing salmon populations.
The angling simulator proved popular with all!

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