Angling 2019

DAERA Branding spot

The NI Countrysports Fair has a strong tradition of promoting all forms of country pursuit and one such pursuit that is renowned throughout Ireland is that of angling.

We believe one of the best ways to ensure the survival of this sport for future generations to to instil a love for fishing in the heart of our young event visitors. By introducing them to fishing at the show, they get to learn how to tie a fly, cast a line and catch a fish, all under the expert supervision of trained instructors.  What better way is there to create future guardians of our waterways, lakes and lough’s here in Ireland and to help ensure that they thrive for many years to come.

We are again delighted to have the support of DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) at the 2019 event.

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NI COUNTRYSPORTS FAIR INTRODUCES THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO FISHING!

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In association with DAERA, the NI Countrysports Fair are again delighted to offer a programme at the 2019 fair which will see children and those from disadvantaged groups be introduced to the sport of fishing.  They will be taken through the complete cycle of preparing for and catching their own fish.

GETTING THE LICENSE AND MEETING THE FISH

Our younger visitors will be welcomed along to the DAERA stand at the fair, where they will be provided with their fishing license FREE OF CHARGE; permitting them to go ahead and start the process.

At the touch-tank they will get to see and touch some of the various forms of local fish they can expect to find in our waterways and will also become familiar with the different locations they can go to continue on with this sport.

TYING THE FLY AND LEARNING TO CAST

The next stage for our young fishermen and fisher ladies is all about learning to tie their own fly and cast a line.  Here the members of professional fly tying instructors will be on hand to assist them from scratch and to help them tie a fly that they will take to the lake.  Once the fly has been tied, they will visit the casting instructor to show them the basics of casting.

NOW COMES THE CHALLENGE…CATCHING THAT FIRST FISH!!!

Having completed the cast, they will head off down to the lake at Scarvagh House (accompanied off course by their parents).  Here the local fishing club members will be at hand to help them try to catch their first fish. DAERA have kindly stocked the lake with some rainbow trout for our eagle anglers…now all they have to do is catch and land one!  Not only do we intend to show them the fly casting method, but this year we will also be teaching them about other methods of fishing that are permitted around our lakes and rivers.

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