‘Best part for me about fishing is just being out in nature, just being out enjoying yourself outside the house especially like that with friends or with family. Just out having a good time and then catching a fish is a bonus too!’- Jess McBride talks about being an angler for the past few years and gives tips for those wanting to start fishing in the above video.

Jess recommends fisheries as a great place for new anglers to learn, meet anglers and fish in a safe space in the company of like-minded people.

‘Fisheries in general are a great place for a new angler to learn. A lot of the time you’ll meet other anglers there that are more than happy to pass on information or knowledge to get you going and to get you catching fish.’

Go Fishing Week takes place from Sunday, 25th of April to Monday, 3rd of May with a packed nine days full of virtual events and competitions for all!

To find out more about #GoFishingWeek2021 and how to get involved visit www.fisheriesireland.ie/gofishingweek

Video signed by Vanessa O’Connell.