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Loughs Agency Hails New Projects Under Way in Northern Ireland Thanks to Angling Improvement Fund 2023

26th July 2023
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Projects funded by the Loughs Agency’s Angling Improvement Fund 2023 include the Angling Access Improvement Project in collaboration with the Omagh Anglers Association

A number of projects funded by the Loughs Agency’s Angling Improvement Fund 2023 — which aims to reinvest in angling-related initiatives that directly benefit the Foyle and Carlingford catchments — have officially commenced.

Angling clubs, fisheries, charities and community organisations were among the groups invited by the Loughs Agency to provide project ideas which could help to improve local fish stocks and angling opportunities.

One of the noteworthy projects to emerge from the Angling Improvement Fund 2023 is the Angling Access Improvement Project, in collaboration with the Omagh Anglers Association in Co Tyrone.

This project entails the re-profiling of a laneway as well as the establishment of a carpark and access gates. These improvements aim to enhance accessibility to the area, mitigating the safety risks currently associated with anglers having to navigate a busy narrow road.

The completion of this work will be a joint effort between Loughs Agency and the Omagh Anglers Association, ensuring effective oversight of the project and guaranteeing an abundance of benefits to the local angling community in the area.

This fund is generated by the income from coarse and game fishing licences.

In 2022, over £85,000 was reinvested in angling-related projects from the initiative, the Loughs Agency says. Team

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