Eight local fishing events included in Inland Fisheries Ireland funding programme

Eight local fishing events have been included in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s latest funding programme.

The €30,000 Sponsorship Programme is supporting 87 events and initiatives aimed at novice anglers and angling tourism.

In Monaghan, the EPFC Fishing Championship held at Lough Muckno last month was a successful applicant.

Meanwhile in Cavan the World Pairs Angling Championships, the Cootehill IFI Fishing Festival, four angling events in Arva and a “Come and Try Angling” event hosted by Cavan County Council all received grant aid.

Minister Sean Canney said the sponsorship programme is important to help attract domestic and overseas tourists to rural areas.