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NI Gets Its Own Angling Show

30th April 2014
NI Gets Its Own Angling Show

#Angling - Northern Ireland is to get its own angling expo for the first time, as the Antrim Times reports.

The Northern Ireland Angling Show will take place on the weekend of 28-29 June at Shane's Castle Estate in Antrim, bounded by Lough Neagh and the Sixmilewater and Maine rivers, which is also the venue for the Irish Game Fair.

And it's the organisers of that annual event who are responsible for this new addition to the angling calendar, prompted by the closure of The Irish Angler magazine last year.

"Great Game Fairs of Ireland immediately stepped into the breach," says the company's director Albert Titterington, by creating a new Irish Game Angler supplement for its Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine.

"The response to this from anglers right across Ireland was so immediate and so enthusiastic that we decided to take the bold move of developing a full scale angling show; we were determined that this opportunity wouldn’t be ‘the one that got away’.”

Helping him with the new event is Stevie Munn of the popular Irish Fly Fair in Galway, which celebrated its fourth year last November.

Expanding on the present Angling Village at the Irish Game Fair, the new event will have the usual specialist stands and dealers, casting demonstrations and competitions

But younger anglers will also be a focus, with opportunities for children to learn fly tying, casting and other skills to get them 'hooked' on angling.

The Antrim Times has more on the story HERE.

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