Fisheries Awareness Week
7th to 15th May 2011
We Want You!!!
After the highly successful inaugural Fisheries Awareness Week run in 2010, Inland Fisheries Ireland are running the week again in 2011. Events will be run from
- Saturday, 7 May to Sunday, 15 May inclusive.
Last year Fisheries Awareness Week saw over 135 events run nationwide with more than 4,000 people taking part in the variety of events. The number of participants was particularly impressive when one remembers how poor the weather was for most of the week. The weather caused the cancellation of some events and at others Fishery staff to be impressed at the determination of the participants to enjoy themselves.
Just some of last years events included Fly casting lessons, sea fishing on charter boats, introduction to beach fishing, coarse fishing for beginners, river trails, pike angling, open days in Fishery offices, an angling fair and even a conference. Participants ranged in age from 6 year olds to pensioners and as was intended the events gave plenty of people new to angling the chance to pick up a rod and give it a go!
The main aims of Fishery Awareness Week are to
- Promote angling and give people an opportunity to try it out, particularly those new to the sport.
- Introduce, promote and educate the public in the role and varied functions carried out by Inland Fisheries Ireland.
Whether you would like to be involved in running events or simply take part go to www.faw.ie to see what events are taking part in your area.