Fishing skills

Children learn new skills at a fishing workshop at Clone Beach

Kids of all ages got hooked on a new hobby at a ‘Gone Fishing’ workshop on Clone Beach recently.

Organized by the Ahare River and Biodiversity Development Group, the event aimed to equip young people with some basic fishing skills, while teaching them how to identify the fish that live in our coastal waters. Rory Keating from Inland Fisheries Ireland moderated the event and he was also supported on the day by Donal O’Keeffe from the Local Authority Water Program (LAWPRO).

“All had a great afternoon, with many young people taking part. A picnic was enjoyed and the children were fascinated by the capture of a large fruit bat by a local fisherman during the workshop,” said Cathy Lee of Ahare River and Biodiversity Development. Band.

“Not only was it a great event to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg week, but it also encourages our young people to become future stewards of our biodiversity and fisheries.”

The workshop was one of many local events organized by the Ahare River and Biodiversity Development Group in recent times. According to Cathy, the goal of such events is to encourage people to take ownership of the territory and discover what surrounds them.