There was plenty of talent on display as youngsters from the Killinarden Angling Initiative were welcomed to a Sea Fishing event held by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative recently.
Local anglers from Fishing Futures in Wicklow hosted the Sean McMorrow Memorial Sea Fishing Day at Arklow’s South Beach.
24 young anglers from the Killinarden group attended the special event which was aimed at furthering the skills of sea fishing with participants tutored in casting, bait presentation, types of bait and the safe handling and return of fish.
The event, which was enjoyed by the Tallaght group, was held in memory of Sean McMorrow, a former General Manager of Inland Fisheries Ireland and was kindly supported by his family.
The young members from the Killinarden Angling Initiative managed to land lots of fish including flounder, plaice, dogfish and bass. At the end of the event Conor and Eoin O’Neill were presented with the Sean McMorrrow Memorial trophy for their “skills and focus” throughout the day.
Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland, said: “The Sean McMorrow Memorial Sea Fishing Day was a great success and a fitting tribute to our former colleague and friend, a person who recognised the importance of engaging the next generation around the pursuit of angling. The novice anglers showed great skill and ability and we hope that they consider taking up fishing into the future.”
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling in the Greater Dublin Area through educational fishing courses for young people – this fishing day is one of a number of events taking place in the coming months.
Oisin Cahill, Co-ordinator of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative said: “The Dublin Angling Initiative aims to empower young people to enjoy angling and to appreciate the importance of conservation and protection. The combination of theoretical and practical lessons proves to be popular and we are delighted to be hosting a number of educational initiatives and courses over the next few weeks.”
For more information contact Oisin by emailing oisin.cahill@fisheriesireland.