The four week online programme is designed for young people between the ages of 12-17 years old. Group numbers for the fishing trip are always in line with the current public health advice, however up to 20 people can partake in the online course. With consideration of the current situation all fishing field trips will take place in 2021. Participants will learn about Ireland’s inland fisheries and the benefits of angling, the biodiversity of our waterways, becoming a steward of our waterways and the environment and the basics of angling. Upon completion of the online programme the participants will be brought on a local fishing trip and will be awarded a certificate of awareness and receive a “Go Fishing” goodie bag.
For more information about the programme and if you wish to register a groups interest please email Outreach@fisheriesireland.ie and a local IFI Education and Outreach coordinator will be in contact.
For further information:
Inland Fisheries Ireland
T: 01 8842632/ 087 101 9998
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About Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.