Winners announced for the ‘Why I love to fish’ video competition

Press Release

Media Release

Winners announced for theWhy I love to fish’ video competition

As part of Inland Fisheries Ireland Go Fishing Week 2021

Wednesday, 28th of April 2021: One overall winner and five runners up winners have been selected in the ‘Why I love to fish’ national video competition that was ran as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland Go Fishing Week 2021. Entries were received across Ireland under the title ‘Why I love to fish’ and the videos showed how much people love to fish and how fishing has positively benefitted their lives.

The overall winner is Michael Galvin and his son Cathal from Longford and the runners up prizes are awarded to Angela Byrne, Anthony Murnane, Christopher Eleker, Maud Finn and her twin boys and Michael Heron. A compilation of the winning videos is here.

Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Why I love this fish’ video competition as part of our Go Fishing Week celebrations. We would like to congratulate all of the participants in the competition and in particular our overall winner and five runners up. The videos embodied nature, a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment and displayed diverse footage of the anglers favourite fishing locations around Ireland.”

The entries will be shared across all IFI’s social media platforms and YouTube channel over the coming weeks. The overall winner will receive €100 worth of angling tackle and we are delighted that some of the runners up are opting for a buoyancy aid as part of their prize.

Go Fishing Week takes place from Sunday, 25th of April to Monday 3rd of May with a packed nine days of webinars, videos, social media content and competitions. For information on #GoFishingWeek2021 and how to get involved visit


For media information:

Sadhbh O’Neill

Communications Assistant

Inland Fisheries Ireland


T: 01 8842632/ 087 101 9998

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.