Fishing is a fantastic way to spend time with your children where you can learn about the environment, relax together in scenic surroundings while catching fish. At the Dublin Angling Initiative Kids Zone you can learn how to fish - whether you're a beginner, have some experience or have never gone fishing before, this show is for you!
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.
And as previously reported on Afloat.ie, they will be joined by the likes of journalist Mike Thrussell, Discovery TV presenters Bob Nudd and Henry Gilbey, and champion fly caster Hywel Morgan, as well as professional guide Paddy McDonnell.
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. And following on from last year’s great success, Woodland Falconry will have a variety of 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 such as 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! Plus free fly casting lessons will be available from a professional fly casting instructor all day.
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 from 10am-6pm on the Saturday and 10am-5pm on the Sunday.