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Coachford to host another world angling championships

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) is to host the FIPS-ed World Youth Championships in Inniscarra in 2017.

The event, attended by youths worldwide, is expected to attract in excess of 40 teams, supporting staff and families to the Inniscarra Reservoir, and centred around the village of Coachford.

"It will be the largest World Championship angling event to be staged in Ireland and a proud reflection of the professional ability of our volunteering members and associates, said NCFFi chairman Der Casey.

The championships will be staged on the Coachford Greenway, a 2.8km linear park in the form of a walkway providing access for anglers to the Inniscarra Reservoir. The event will provide an estimated boost of nearly €2 million to the region.

Sspeaking on behalf of Inniscarra Tourism Development Co. Ltd, Mr Tommy Lawton commented: "A legacy of the World Feeder Fishing Championships of 2014 and coarse angling in the Cork area, this will be a true success story for the development of the Coachford Greenway and justified reward for the local community. We look forward to showcasing our angling facility to juniors worldwide."

In July 2014 the National Coarse fishing Federation of Ireland hosted the 4th World Feeder Fishing Championships on the Coachford Greenway. welcoming 25 nations.