Fund­ing an­nounced for angling ini­tia­tives in Ark­low and Wick­low

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

TWO angling ini­tia­tives in Wick­low have been awarded fund­ing through In­land Fish­eries Ire­land’s Spon­sor­ship Pro­gramme for 2019.

Angling clubs and fed­er­a­tions ap­plied to the pro­gramme, which is a fund­ing mech­a­nism of the Na­tional Strat­egy for Angling De­vel­op­ment, for sup­port in host­ing angling com­pe­ti­tions, con­ser­va­tion events and novice coach­ing pro­grammes.

Fund­ing was granted to Wick­low Bay Sea Angling Club for an ini­tia­tive aimed at in­tro­duc­ing novice and new an­glers to boat angling. The club, based in Wick­low town, holds nu­mer­ous com­pe­ti­tions through­out the year and is al­ways on the look­out for the next gen­er­a­tion of cham­pion an­glers or just those who want the ex­pe­ri­ence of land­ing the fish of a life time. Any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in the club can con­tact sec­re­tary Kit Dunne on dun­[email protected]

Fund­ing has also been al­lo­cated to the Ir­ish Fed­er­a­tion of Sea Angling (IFSA) for a ‘Youth Ini­tia­tive Day’ due to take place in Co Wick­low. Ark­low has been an­nounced by the IFSA as the host town for the 2020 World U21/U16 Shore Angling Cham­pi­onships, which will take place from Oc­to­ber 11 to 15.

Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of In­land Fish­eries Ire­land said: ‘This is our sixth year in a row of pro­vid­ing €30,000 per year in grants to help those who are par­tak­ing in angling for the first time and to sup­port the angling com­mu­nity in pro­mot­ing our won­der­ful angling prod­uct.’

Paula and Carmel Wood en­joy­ing Cul­ture Night in the Whale Theatre with Ce­line and Michael Joyce.

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