€30K Sponsorship for Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland is providing €30,000 in sponsorship to promote sustainable angling in Ireland.
IFI invested in 71 angling events and initiatives across Ireland in 2023, including national or international competitions and festivals, coaching and juvenile outreach events, public awareness events, supporting international teams competing overseas, and other angling-related initiatives.
The fund will have a particular focus on promoting sustainable angling tourism in rural areas while also supporting initiatives aimed at beginners and young anglers.
Launching the 2024 call, Suzanne Campion, Head of Finance and Corporate Services at IFI, said:
“We have the unique opportunity through the IFI Sponsorship Programme to support a driver of rural economic growth, to assist those who wish to go fishing for the first time, and to highlight the importance of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable recreational fishing. Angling can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, and one beginner’s fishing trip can turn into a lifetime recreational pursuit.”
Angling clubs, groups and associations nationwide are now invited to apply for sponsorship funding before the January 19th 2024 application deadline. Requests for equipment, staff support and biosecurity assistance can be made to IFI throughout the year.
Over 327,000 adults in Ireland “go fishing”, while 18% of adults in Ireland that had never been fishing before said that they are “likely” to try angling in the future.