Funding announced for angling initiatives in Arklow and Wicklow
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.’
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