Come and learn how to fish at the Ireland 2014 Angling show! This takes place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February at the National show centre, Swords, Co. Dublin.

The Dublin Angling Initiative will have a unique interactive family area where angling workshops will be provided for children, teenagers and all the family and will focus on all types of fishing. We want to bring newcomers into fishing by providing hands on demonstrations and practical advice about how to get started, what equipment is required and where to fish. Many of Ireland’s most experienced and well known anglers will be present on the day and will be giving freely of their time, knowledge and expertise. ??The Sealife Centre in Bray will be at the show with their amazing touch pool where you can identify and handle marine fish species, which is great fun for all the family. Inland Fisheries Ireland will also have native fish from our rivers, lakes and canals that you can identify. Dublin Falconry will have some magnificent birds of prey on display.

A rod clinic will be available where you can try casting and learn about the equipment needed to go fishing, i.e., rods and reels. Youngsters will be invited to take part in free interactive games and there will be prizes all weekend long. Children who visit the stand can even learn how to tie their own fly and be in with a chance to win a prize! Free fly casting lessons will be available from a professional fly casting instructor all day too!

We have some fantastic daily prizes (worth up to €1,000) which you could be in with a chance to win!

PRIZE DETAILS

Saturday

1st Prize: Half day boat fishing at sea for 2 adults and 2 children in Wicklow Bay (Wicklow Boat Charters)

2nd Prize: One day’s fishing and instruction in the West of Ireland with one of Ireland’s top Angling guides (Paddy McDonnell)

3rd Prize: 5 Junior Passes for a day’s carp fishing at Galymoylestown fishery (National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland)

Sunday

1st Prize: Annual Family Pass for Sealife Aquarium in Bray, Co. Wicklow (Sealife, Co. Wicklow)

2nd Prize: 5 Junior Passes for a day’s carp fishing at Galymoylestown fishery (National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland)

3rd Prize: Half day’s fishing and instruction at Courtlough Fishery in Dublin (Courtlough Fishery)

Fishing is a wonderful hobby and there is a wealth of waterways in your local area waiting to be discovered. There are potentially 500,000 people in Ireland who fish or would like an opportunity to fish, so come along and learn everything there is to know about fishing from the experts. The Dublin Angling Initiative crew are looking forward to meeting you at the stand on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February in the National show centre, Swords, Co. Dublin. Times: 10-6 (Sat) and 10-5 (Sun).