Inland Fisheries Ireland – Sponsorship Programme 2017

All of the funding available under the IFI Sponsorship Scheme for 2017 has been allocated. The scheme will remain open for non-financial support and applicants can apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFISponsorshipApplicationForm2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the recipients of its 2017 Sponsorship Scheme which supports angling events and initiatives across the country. The scheme hopes to support 79 initiatives to the overall tune of €30,000 with a focus on those which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers.
This year, Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Scheme hopes to support:

  • 19 international angling events which will be held in Ireland
  • 15 Irish angling teams travelling overseas to international angling events
  • 28 Coaching/ Juvenile events aimed at novice and young anglers
  • 16 national angling events held in Ireland for domestic participants
  • 1 seminar which will help the exchange of information, ideas and practical experiences on fisheries management

The angling groups, located in 19 counties across the country, will be supported through financial aid and where possible, through resource support from Inland Fisheries Ireland staff members. The Sponsorship Scheme was announced in December with applications invited from anglers, angling clubs and organisations nationwide. In total, there were over 100 applications to this year’s fund.
The events / initiatives receiving funding under the Sponsorship Scheme in 2017 are:

 

Event / Initiative

 

County

 

Description

 

Junior Feeder Fishing All Ireland Competition

 

Co. Cavan

 

A national event for junior anglers, organised by Kingfisher Angling Club and the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland. The event will take place in Lough Sillan, Cootehill, Co. Cavan in October 2017.

Senior and Ladies All Ireland Angling Championship

Co. Cavan

A national competition hosted by the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland which will be held in the Cavan/Monaghan area in July 2017.

 

The Irish Continental Pairs Event

 

Co. Cavan

 

An international angling competition which attracts overseas visitors, organised by the Garda Coarse Angling Club, which will be held in Lough Sillan, Shercock, Co. Cavan and the surrounding area in September 2017. 

 

Arvagh King of Clubs International Fishing Competition

 

Co. Cavan

 

A fishing competition organised by Arvagh Angling Holidays, which will take place in the lakes around Cavan in September 2017.

Arvagh Breffni Seniors International Fishing Competition

Co. Cavan

An international competition organised by Arvagh Angling Holidays, which will take place in the lakes around Cavan in June 2017.

Arvagh International Coarse Fishing Festival

Co. Cavan

A festival organised by Arvagh Angling Holidays which will be held in the lakes around Cavan in September 2017.

Breffni Challenge International Fishing Competition

Co. Cavan

Competition in the lakes around Cavan, organised by Arvagh Angling Holidays, which will take place in June 2017.

World Pairs Angling Championships 2017

Co. Cavan

Organised by World Paris Angling, the Championships will take place in the Lakelands Region of Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh in September 2017.

Cootehill IFI Fishing Festival

Co. Cavan

A coarse fishing festival organised by Cootehill Tourist Development, which plans to take place in Cootehill in September 2017.

Fitzpatricks Gowna Festival

Co. Cavan

An annual international fishing festival organised by the Gowna Match Group, at Lough Gowna in August 2017.

Juvenile All Ireland and International Championships

Co. Cavan

A two day fishing event for under-aged anglers, organised by the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, which will take place in the Cavan/Leitrim area in August 2017

International Angling Week

 

Co. Clare

This is a sea shore angling competition which will take place in the Blackhead area in North Clare. Lisdoonvarna Sea Angling Club plan to host the event in August 2017 and expect more than 50 anglers to attend.

World Youth Angling Championship Under 25s Team 2017

Co. Cork

Sponsorship of the U25s team at the World Youth Angling Championship, to be held at Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork in August 2017.

World Youth Angling Championship Under 20s Team  2017

Co. Cork

Sponsorship of the U20s team at the World Youth Angling Championship, to be held at Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork in August 2017.

World Youth Angling Championship Under 15s Team 2017

Co. Cork

Sponsorship of the U15s team at the World Youth Angling Championship, to be held at Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork in August 2017.

Youth Fly Fishing Tuition Day for Bandon Scouts

Co. Cork

A coaching day organised by the Bandon Angling Association where Bandon Scouts will learn the basics of fly fishing, water safety, fish biology and ecology on the River Blackwater, Co. Cork in April 2017.

Cork Small Boats Festival

Co. Cork

An annual international angling festival which will take place at Cork Harbour in September 2017.

World Youth Championships 2017

Co. Cork

A world angling championships organised by the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, which will involve 50 teams competing at various age groups and will be held at Inniscarra Reservoir in August.

The Big Fish

 

Co. Derry

2017 Institute of Fisheries Management Annual Conference (Ireland Branch).

Killinarden Angling Initiative - Angling Training Days

Co. Dublin

Killinarden Angling Initiative, Tallaght, will receive support to host a number of training days for children from the area throughout the Summer months. The children will learn how to fish and be offered guidance from trained and certified coaches.

Killinarden Angling Open Day

Co. Dublin

The Killinarden Angling Initiative will hold the Killinarden Angling Open Day in June 2017, an event to attract young people to the sport which will be held in Corkagh Park Fishery, a coarse fishing venue in Clondalkin.

Angling for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness:

Co. Dublin

Killinarden will also receive support for ‘Angling for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness’, an event which aims to raise awareness through the Angling community.  This initiative will take place on the Oaklands Lakes, in Co. Wexford and aims to raise awareness and funds for Pieta House & The Hope Centre for the prevention of Suicide & Self Harm.  

The 94th Dublin Walkinstown Scout Group’s Annual Camp Fishing Programme:

Co. Dublin

The scout group will visit Castle Saunderson in Cavan in July where they will camp and participate in a special ‘Learn to Fish’ programme.

Youth Game Angling Programme

Co. Galway

A number of workshops to introduce young people to game angling, fly casting and fly dressing lessons and water safety, organised by Connaught Angling Council which will take place in early 2017.

Pair Anglers Competition in aid of the Galway Hospice

Co. Galway

An angling competition organised by Cornamona & District Angling Association which aims to encourage young and novice anglers by pairing them with local skilled boatmen to assist them.

 

Cornamona Youth Development Programme 2017

Co. Galway

A youth development programme organised by Cornamona & District Angling Association which runs throughout the year and is open to children aged 8-18 years. All aspects of angling are covered and a youth fishing competition will be organised in May 2017.

Tag a Ray Competition

Co. Kerry

Organised by Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club, the competition will take place in May 2017 in Tralee Bay. The national event expects to see more than 50 participants attend the research and awareness event which aims to encourage those who have never fished before.

Lough Currane Seatrout Championship

Co. Kerry

A catch and release seatrout fly fishing competition organised by Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust. The event will take place at Lough Currane in Kerry in September 2017 and more than 50 domestic anglers are expected to participate.

Introducing Canal Fishing

Co. Kildare

A four day training event, organised by Prosperous CAC, involving up to 35 young people consisting of coaching sessions followed by a short competition in the Summer.

Ballinamore Angling Festival

Co. Leitrim

An international fishing festival organised by Lakelands Angling Club, which will take place at Garadice Lake and Kiltybarden Lake, Leitrim in May 2017.

Dads & Lads Fishing Tuition

Co. Leitrim

Organised by the Fish Tracker Guides, this tuition programme will see coaching given in good fishing practise and waterways awareness at Heron Cottage Lake, Co. Leitrim during the summer months for novice, local anglers.

Lough Melvin Schools & Clubs Angling Programme

Co. Leitrim

Organised by Leitrim Sports Partnership, the programme is an initiative to promote angling on Lough Melvin, in North Leitrim. The programme provides training to students on how to fish and educates them around the importance of looking after the aquatic environment.

Home Nations Ladies International Championship

Co. Leitrim

Organised by the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association, the international angling competition takes place in Melvin, Leitrim in June 2017 and will see anglers from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales attend.

Mohill Summer Festival 2017

Co. Leitrim

Hosted by Mohill Events and Festival Group, is a fishing competition held at Lough Rynn in August 2017 which expects more than 50 domestic anglers to participate.

AFYD Ireland Hub

Co. Leitrim

An angling coaching league, organised by Lakelands Angling, Ballinamore, which is aimed at novice anglers. Participants will receive a number of coached sessions during April and May at lakes around Leitrim, with a view to entering a junior competition following completion of training.

Youthreach Fishing Club’s initiative

Co. Limerick

The initiative will provide educational and practical angling advice to young adults throughout the Spring. Participants will learn about responsible angling and the importance of conservation from experienced mentors.

St Mel’s College Angling Club Day Trip

Co. Longford

A day trip to allow students to practise their angling skills. The club, which was set up last year, is made up of second level students who meet every two weeks at lunchtime to discuss a range of different angling issues. The upcoming angling trip will take place in May and students will be introduced to angling and gain some practical experience.

51st Newport Sea Angling Club Annual Festival

Co. Mayo

An angling competition held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend every year which attracts over 50 domestic anglers.

Junior Branch Shore Angling Training

Co. Mayo

An introductory training programme organised by Newport Sea Angling Club, for junior anglers at Clew Bay and various locations around the coastline.

National Junior Competition / Daniel Peacock Memorial

Co. Mayo

An annual Junior Sea angling competition now in its 25th year, which is organised by Newport Sea Angling Club. The event is aimed at anglers between the ages of 8 -18 years and will take place at Clew Bay in July 2017.

Youth Angling Programme

Co. Mayo

Managed by East Mayo Anglers in Westport. The programme introduces young novice anglers to the basic skills of angling. The programme will run from October – December 2017. 

Foxford Riverfest Irish Open Spey Casting Competition

Co. Mayo

Hosted by Foxford Riverfest, this is a fly casting angling event which will take place at the River Moy/ Lough Cullin, Co. Mayo. The event, which will take place in August 2017 and is open to new members and novice anglers.

 

Youth and Novice Angling Day

 

Co. Mayo

 

Organised by Foxford Angling Club, the angling day will introduce young people to the pursuit. The training day will take place in April 2017 and hopes to attract over 50 potential anglers.

RBM Fisheries Anglers Competition

Co. Mayo

A deep sea fishing competition for novice and experienced anglers which will take place at Clew Bay in July.

 

Navan Coarse Angling Club’s Open Day

Co. Meath

The Open Day will take place in the Summer months and aims to introduce children to the pastime of angling. Novice and junior anglers will be given coaching in the basics of fishing with a view to engaging them in the junior section of the club.

Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Junior Development Club’s Summer Camp

Co. Monaghan

The Summer Camp will take place at Lisanisk Lake in July 2017. The initiative will see junior anglers learning the basics of angling from equipment setup to fish care and is open to interested novice anglers in the area.  

Senior and Ladies All Ireland Angling Championship

 

Co. Monaghan / Co. Cavan

A national competition hosted by the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland which will be held in the area in July 2017.

 

Junior Anglers 2017 Training Programme

 

Co. Offaly

A training programme organised by the Tullamore and District Angling Club. The initiative aims to introduce junior anglers, under the age of 18, to coarse fishing at Grand Canal, Tullamore.

 

Belmont AC Fishing Competition

 

Co. Offaly

 

A competition organised by Belmont and District Fishing Club, which will take place at the Grand Canal, Shannonharbour in May.

 

Frank Holden Memorial Coarse Angling Festival

 

Co. Offaly

Organised by Edenderry Coarse Angling Club, the Festival will be held at Grand Canal, Edenderry in June 2017 and hopes to attract international anglers.

 

Easter Pike Fishing Festival

 

Co. Roscommon

Organised by Boyle and District Angling Club, the event will take place at Lough Key and hopes to attract over 50 participants.

The Lough Ree International Pike Festival and World Cup

Co. Roscommon, Co. Westmeath, Co. Longford

This is a three day pike angling competition. The event, which takes place in April 2017, is open to all anglers, regardless of skill level and hopes to attract over 50 domestic anglers with 10 places reserved for those new to angling.

The Lough Ree International Pike Classic

Co. Roscommon, Co. Westmeath, Co. Longford

The Lough Ree International Pike Classic will be held in June and also hopes to attract large numbers of both domestic and international pike anglers to Roscommon, Westmeath and Longford.

Sligo Summer School of Angling

Co. Sligo

Organised by Ballymote & District Angling Club with a view to training junior anglers in the art of coarse fishing. The initiative will take place in July 2017 at Ballinascarrow Lake, Ballymote and will see participants take practical fishing lessons from qualified angling coaches.

St Flannan’s Fishing Club’s Juvenile Training Day

Co. Tipperary

The training day aims to teach young anglers how to fish. It will take place every second Saturday from April – October at Birdhill, Tipperary. The novice anglers taking part in the initiative will learn about fish handling, catch and release, water safety and the importance of conservation.

Carrigvantry Open Day

Co. Waterford

This Open Day is organised by Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association. They will hold an Introduction to Fly Fishing at Carrigavantry Reservoir, Co. Waterford in June 2017. Three qualified fly fishing instructors will be on hand to give practical guidance to novice anglers.

Dungarvan Schools Three Day Fishing Programme

Co. Waterford

Hosted by St Paul’s Fishing Club, 12 year old children will enjoy an introduction to freshwater biodiversity and angling.  The programme will take place at Ballyshunnock Reservoir, Waterford with training coaches on hand to offer support.

Outreach Programme for Anglers with a Disability

Co. Waterford

Organised by Waterford and District Coarse Angling Club, the programme will provide angling experience for clients with disabilities. The three day training course will also be offered to support staff to allow them to equip themselves with angling skills. The programme takes place at Ballyshunnock Reservoir, Waterford in June/July 2017.

Annual Rosslare Small Boats Festival 2017

Co. Wexford

Organised by the Small Boat Anglers of the UK and Ireland, the festival will take place in September. The event, which attracts international visitors, plans to host more boats and crews than ever before in its 31 year history.

Irish Winter Shore Angling Festival

Co. Wexford

Organised by EFSA Ireland, this is an international angling competition which takes place every year at various locations along the Wexford Shore.

Introduction to Sea Angling from a boat

Co. Wicklow

A coaching programme delivered from a boat and organised by Leinster Council, Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. The initiative will take place in Greystones, Co. Wicklow in July 2017 and will see participants take sea angling lessons from Angling Council of Ireland coaches.

Introduction to Sea Angling

Co. Wicklow

A training programme also delivered by Leinster Council, Irish Federation of Sea Anglers which will take place on Greystones Beach in May 2017. Practical demonstrations in casting, bait presentation and tackle assembly will be given by trained Angling Council of Ireland coaches.

Junior and Novice Angling Development Event  

Various

An educational angling event aimed at junior and novice angling organised by the Garda Coarse Angling Club, affiliated to the Irish Angling Development Alliance.

All Ireland Kayak Angling Championship

Various

Six kayak angling competitions in locations around Ireland, four sea angling and two freshwater angling and organised by the Irish Kayak Angling Club.

The Sponsorship Scheme will also support the following Irish teams taking part in International Competitions:


Team / Organisation

Event

Location

National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland

International & European & Home International Senior Teams

Various including Belgium, Portugal, Scotland and Italy

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

FIPS-M World Boat Angling Championships

Croatia

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Boat Team

SALC Home Nations Boat Fishing

 

Scotland

Garda Coarse Angling Club affiliated to the Irish Angling Development Alliance

European Police Angling Championships 2017

United Kingdom

 

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

 

Home Nations 2017

 

Wales

 

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

 

Ladies World Championships 2017

 

South Africa

 

Spey O Rama Competitors

World Championship Spey Casting Competition

San Francisco USA

 

Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association

 

International Fly Fishing Competitions

 

Bristol & Scotland

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Men’s World Shore Sea Angling Championships France 2016

France

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Youth World Sea angling Championships 2017 France

France

 

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Juniors World Shore Championships France 2017

France

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Men’s Home Nations Sea Angling Championship 2017 Wales

Wales

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Youths Home Nations Sea Angling Championship 2017 Wales

Wales

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

Junior Home Nations Sea Angling Championship 2017 Wales

Wales

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers

World Veterans Shore Angling Championships

Peniscola/Castellon, Spain