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Tallaght kids net angling prize

Tuesday, 24th December, 2019 12:00pm
Tallaght kids net angling prize

The winning team from Killinarden Angling Initiative.

Tallaght kids net angling prize

The winning team from Killinarden Angling Initiative.

A TEAM from Killinarden Angling Initiative, Tallaght, has won a prestigious competition.

More then 30 young people participated in the annual Sean McMorrow Memorial fishing competition held by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative.

The initiative is an outreach and educational fishing programme which aims to promote and develop angling among young people in the greater Dublin area.

The annual competition was held in the ‘Angling for All’ facility in Aughrim, Co Wicklow with the team from Killinarden Angling Initiative, Tallaght winning on the day.

Young people from a range of youth groups and services took part in the competition.

All of the competitors have participated in the Dublin Angling Initiative fishing courses. The courses cover different types of fishing and enable participants to learn fishing skills, many of them for the first time.

The young people who took part in the competition were from Killinarden Angling Initiative in Tallaght, the WAY project in Wicklow, Sphere 17 in Darndale and Priorswood, Whitechurch youth project, Jobstown Action for Youth (JAY project) in Dublin 24, and James St CBS in the south inner-city.

Inland Fisheries Ireland runs the annual Sean McMorrow fishing competition as a way for young people to come together and showcase their new skills and compete for fun.

The young people were mentored by a team of Inland Fisheries Ireland staff and Dublin Angling Initiative volunteers, who were able to ensure all fish were released back into the water.

Speaking about the competition, Brian Beckett, Director of the Eastern River Basin District at Inland Fisheries Ireland, said: “We run this competition as a highlight for the young people who have taken part in the fishing programme throughout the year.

“It’s something we all look forward to as its great fun on the day and everyone enjoys themselves.

“The Dublin Angling Initiative gives participants the chance to take up a fishing rod and experience what fishing is all about and we’re delighted as this event really showcases the experience which we want to create.”

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