Education and Outreach

Through learning we promote conservation, sustainability and encourage environmental stewardship. 

Education and Outreach is an integral part of our work and allows us to engage in a meaningful way with our stakeholders. Broadly speaking, it involves getting more people aware of fish, fishing and their local environment. Through learning we promote conservation, sustainability and encourage environmental stewardship. Our aim is to make angling accessible to all, especially novices.

Shore fishing Dublin Angling Initiative

The benefits of angling

Angling has many benefits and can be enjoyed either as a recreational or sporting pursuit. Most people fish just to get away from it all.
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two children fishing alone at lakeside

Safeguarding and governance

How we provide a safe environment for everyone who wants to go fishing, by having the correct measures in place.
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two wheelchair users fishing from fishing stand


Developing partnerships is a key component of how we can increase participation in angling and promote environmental literacy.
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Girls School on fishing trip


Primary and secondary schools can get involved to learn more about the fish and what is going on in their local stream, river or lake.
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Developing a fishing programme or event depends on the users. Ideally we like to work with groups that have already formed and want to try or learn more about angling.  A try fishing event is a one off event to see if fishing is for you.  Go fishing goes into more detail and this can involve online and outdoors and a blend of both.

Youths fishing Aughrim with Dublin Angling Initiative

Dublin Angling Initiative

How Inland Fisheries Ireland invites youth clubs, community groups and schools in the Greater Dublin Area to take part in a dedicated programme of fishing.
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Something Fishy

How we increase children's awareness of rivers and lakes, and the animals and plants which live there, through this educational resource.
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Freshwater Fish Species Workbook
(18.47 MB)
Saltwater Fish Species Workbook
(34.75 MB)
Getting Hooked Fishing Handbook
(18.81 MB)