Children of all ages got hooked on a new hobby at a ‘Gone Fishing’ workshop on Clone Beach recently.
Organised by the Ahare River and Biodiversity Development Group, the event aimed to equip young people with some basic fishing skills, while also teaching them to identify the fish that live in our coastal waters. Rory Keating of Inland Fisheries Ireland facilitated the event and it was also supported on the day by Donal O’Keeffe of Local Authorities Waters Programme (LAWPRO).
"A great afternoon was had by all, with lots of youngsters participating. A picnic was enjoyed and the children were fascinated by the catching of a sizable dogfish by a local angler during the workshop,” said Cathy Lee of the Ahare River and Biodiversity Development Group.
"Not only was this a great event to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg week, but it also encourages our young people to become future guardians of our biodiversity and fisheries.”
The workshop was one of the many local events organised by the Ahare River and Biodiversity Development Group in recent times. According to Cathy, the aim of such events is to encourage people to take on guardianship of the local area and learn about what is around them.