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A GROUP of young Wick­low peo­ple were in­tro­duced to trout fish­ing and an­gling at a spe­cial event hosted by In­land Fish­eries Ire­land re­cently.

The Sean McMor­row Me­mo­rial Trout Fish­ing Day at An­namoe Fish­eries, which was or­gan­ised by In­land Fish­eries Ire­land’s Dublin An­gling Ini­tia­tive, was at­tended by 28 par­tic­i­pants from Rath­drum Na­tional School, St Lau­rence’s Na­tional School in Round­wood and both Rath­drum and Round­wood Scout­ing Groups. Sean McMor­row was a for­mer Gen­eral Man­ager of In­land Fish­eries Ire­land and this event was kindly sup­ported by his fam­ily.

The event be­gan with a work­shop on wa­ter qual­ity and in­ver­te­brate test­ing with Sinead Hur­son, Com­mu­nity Wa­ter Of­fi­cer with the Lo­cal Author­ity Wa­ters and Com­mu­ni­ties Of­fice at Dublin County Coun­cil, which gave par­tic­i­pants an in­sight into how wa­ter qual­ity af­fects fish and com­mu­ni­ties in gen­eral.

Fish­ing lessons from ex­pe­ri­enced an­glers in the Dublin An­gling Ini­tia­tive and the Vartry An­gling Club fol­lowed with tu­tor­ing given in fish­ing tech­niques and safe fish han­dling. Par­tic­i­pants prac­tised fly fish­ing over an ac­tion packed morn­ing with most land­ing sev­eral fish. Af­ter lunch, the young an­glers en­joyed a fi­nal hour of fish­ing and the chance to show off their new found skills.

At the end of the event, the Sean McMor­row Me­mo­rial Tro­phy was pre­sented to Darcy San­tos from Rath­drum Na­tional School for his ef­fort in land- ing a fine rain­bow trout of over 4lb.

Suzanne Cam­pion from In­land Fish­eries Ire­land said the day was a great suc­cess and a fit­ting trib­ute to their for­mer col­league.

Any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the Dublin An­gling Ini­tia­tive should con­tact Oisin Cahill on oisin. cahill@fish­eriesire­

The group that took part in the Sean McMor­row Me­mo­rial Event at An­namoe Fish­eries re­cently.

Oisin Cahill of the Dublin An­gling Ini­tia­tive with Shane Brady (13) from Round­wood Scouts, Sinead Hur­son and leader Wes­lie from Round­wood Scouts.

Oisin Cahill of Dublin An­gling Ini­tia­tive with Darcy Dav­ila (10), who caught the win­ning fish, Dar­ren Dav­ila (8) and Doreen Dav­ila.

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