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Go Fishing Week 2021 Programme Launched to Get People Hooked on Angling

21st April 2021
Go Fishing Week 2021 Programme Launched to Get People Hooked on Angling

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced the line-up of virtual events for Go Fishing Week 2021, its national celebration of fishing and angling.

Sustainability, protecting habitats and wellbeing benefits are the big themes over a week of free events that begins this Sunday 25 April with the first of the special ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar series.

Among those giving talks during the week is Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, who will discuss how the weather on our inland lakes is forecast and the importance of knowing the weather for angling safety.

To view the full list of webinars and how to sign up, see the IFI website HERE.

There will also be a range of podcasts including one on the wildlife of the Garavogue River, a series of how-to videos, blogs, competitions and lots more on IFI’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. Followers are encouraged to use the hashtag #GoFishingWeek2021 when sharing the week’s events.

Meanwhile, IFI is asking people to submit a view of their favourite fishing spot in a photo competition to mark the occasion.

‘My Favourite Fishing Place’ is a chance to share a place where you love to fish and some of the fishing adventures you have gone on.

Entries are welcome from individuals or groups, fishing clubs, youth clubs, centres and projects until 5pm on Tuesday 4 May. The overall winner will receive fishing tackle to the value of €100 and there will also be prizes for runners-up and special categories. For more details see the IFI website HERE.

To learn more about what’s happening during the week and how you can get involved, visit the Go Fishing Week online hub HERE.

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