National Strategy for Angling Development Fund

National Strategy for Angling Developmen funding is available to all groups, associations, clubs, local authorities or other appropriate bodies looking to improve our fisheries and sea angling resource and improve access to angling for all. This fund aims to help:

  • Make Angling accessible and attractive to all
  • Increase Tourism Development
  • Promote angling as a key leisure and recreation pursuit

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017

A new funding call has been announced by Inland Fisheries Ireland for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call will help ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced into the future.

Applications are invited from groups, associations, clubs, local authorities or other appropriate bodies looking to improve Ireland’s fisheries resource.

The closing date for applications to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2017 Funding Call is Friday, 13th of October 2017.

For more information:

Regional Information Workshops

Inland Fisheries Ireland will host Regional Information Workshops to give more information and guidance around the new Funding Call and how to use the new online portal to make your application. Members of the public are invited to attend as follows:

Date and Time

Venue

Location

Tuesday 29th August 2017

7pm

Clonmel Park Hotel

Clonmel

Co. Tipperary

Wednesday 30th August

7pm

Castle Hotel

Main St, Macroom,

Co. Cork

Thursday 31st August 2017

7pm

Maldron Hotel

Southern Ring Road, Roxboro, Limerick

Monday 04th September 2017

7pm

CityNorth Hotel

& Conference Centre

Gormanston,

Co. Meath

Tuesday 05th September 2017

7pm

Great National Hotel

N26 Dublin Rd,

Ballina,

Co. Mayo

Wednesday 06th September 2017

7pm

Menlo Park Hotel

Headford Rd,

Co. Galway

Tuesday 12th September 2017

7pm

Harvey's Point Country Hotel

Lough Eske,

Donegal Town

Thursday 14th September 2017

7pm

Athlone Springs Hotel

Monksland, Athlone,                           Co. Westmeath

Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st September 2017

All Day

Ploughing Championship

Screggan,

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

 

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating which workshop you will be attending along with your name and contact details.

Important Information Documents

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What type of project can I apply for under the National Strategy for Angling Development Fund?

Habitat enhancement projects

  • Fish passage improvement (e.g. removal of barriers, modification of weirs, and construction of fish passes etc.)
  • Spawning enhancement (addition/raking of gravel or cleaning of existing substrates)
  • Instream structures (weirs, deflectors, rubble mats, random boulders etc.)
  • River Bank protection (rock armour, log revetment etc.)
  • Fencing (protection of river banks including fences, stiles, cattle drinks etc.)
  • Riparian zone improvement (tree pruning and strategic tree planting)
  • Removal & control of exotic invasives (e.g. Rhododendron, Japanese Knotweed, Asian Clam, Chub etc.)

Dry angling infrastructure access projects:

  • Removal of tunnelling/strategic tree pruning and fencing on a river bank or lake shore allowing access for angling
  • Accessible Angling Stands
  • Styles and footbridges
  • Car Parks to improve access for anglers
  • Walkways and upgrade of roadways to improve access for anglers

Instream angling access projects that do not fall under the Salmon Conservation Fund or Midland Fisheries Fund

  • Boats slips, jetties and floating pontoons

Angling equipment that does not fall under the Salmon Conservation Fund or Midlands Fisheries Fund.

  • Angling boats and trailers
  • Angling equipment over €200 to be held by a club/ organisation

Education, coaching, marketing and promotional projects for angling venues/ organisations that do not fall under the Salmon Conservation Fund or Midlands Fisheries Fund.

  • Angling marketing plan for the area, marketing and promotional angling literature, attendance at angling shows, angling event organisation, advertising angling. These activities to a maximum €2,000 each.
  • Funding for coaching or educational activities to enable increased access to angling

Feasibility studies/ reports funding for undertaking, including environmental reports required to assess the feasibility of a project, project design or development plans for rivers that do not fall under the Salmon Conservation Fund or Midland Fisheries Fund.

  • Feasibility studies/ development plans (which lead to future projects under the above headings to maximum of 80% funding or €2000 whichever is less). A maximum of five (5) studies only to be allowed.
  • A Screening for Appropriate Assessment, if required, may be funded to a maximum of €500. If this leads to a requirement for an Appropriate Assessment, three written quotes shall be required and may be funded at the discretion of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Match funding for larger projects to be funded from another funding source that do not fall under the Salmon Conservation Fund or Midlands Fisheries Fund.

  • Hiring of a project manager/ required expertise to deliver project.