Ireland is inviting applications for funding from
individuals and groups in Donegal aimed at improving
access to river, lake and sea angling.
A new €500,000 fund is available to support projects
that will contribute to a "world class inland
fisheries resource" nationally.
The fund is aimed specifically at capital
improvement works with grants available for works
such as clearing and fencing along rivers and lakes
to allow access for angling; abled and
disabled-friendly angling stands; car parks;
walkways; footbridges and boat slipways.
All groups and individuals including local
development associations, tidy towns, angling clubs
are eligible to apply.
The scheme forms part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s
National Strategy for Angling Development.
Fisheries and angling is worth €836 million to the
Irish economy annually and supports upwards of
Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries
Ireland Suzanne Campion said: “We are now inviting
applications for funding for ‘shovel ready’ projects
in Donegal which will improve access to angling.
This is a vital step in developing facilities for
the 273,600 anglers currently in Ireland and the
163,000 international visitors who fished here in
"By improving access, we can help grow domestic
participation in angling and encourage more visitors
to our country every year," Ms Campion added.
For more information on the current funding call you
www.fisheriesireland.ie . The closing date for
applications is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.