Young Limerick anglers learn how to cast at free fishing event
Over 40 novice anglers from Limerick attended a free fishing event at Paddy Mac Lakes in County Clare last week. Youths from Weston Youth Anglers, Moyross Youth Academy (Moyross Garda Youth Diversion Project) and Limerick and District Youth Anglers enjoyed a day of fishing with guidance around angling skills provided alongside educational information around the fisheries resource.
The event was organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland through its ‘Go Fishing’ programme which aims to promote and encourage young people to try fishing. Coaches from the Angling Council of Ireland and skilled angling volunteers were on hand to deliver guidance and coaching in angling skills with free fishing equipment and gear provided for the day. The participants also enjoyed a talk and practical exercise focusing on the invertebrates which live in Ireland’s rivers and lakes and took lessons in biodiversity, biosecurity and health and safety.
Inland Fisheries Ireland plans to organise other outreach days for groups, families and women only in the area in the coming months. For more information about Inland Fisheries Ireland, www.fisheriesireland.ie.