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Ulster anglers in move to boost clubs and coaching

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Published 07/11/2015

Landed: An angler lands a small flat fish during the Culdaff SAC Open Shore competition in Donegal
Landed: An angler lands a small flat fish during the Culdaff SAC Open Shore competition in Donegal

Development will be the key theme when the second Northern Ireland Angling Conference takes place next Saturday at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.

Delegates, who will travel from all over the country, will address specifically club and coach development.

Tickets for the conference cost £10pp and can be booked via the site:

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Inland Fisheries Ireland welcomed delegates to the second International Sea Trout Symposium, in Dundalk.

The conference was attended by managers and international scientists interested in the conservation and protection of sea trout.

The symposium's central aim was to promote the wider application of an evidence-based approach to the future management and regulation of sea trout and to ensure that its often very specific requirements become fully integrated into catchment management plans and environmental impact assessments, both in freshwater and marine environments

Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: "We are delighted to be working with Inland Fisheries Ireland in advancing our knowledge of this species so that we can enhance our understanding of their complex life history and ensure that we not only conserve them but enhance stocks in our rivers."

The Republic's Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Joe McHugh said: "I look to Inland Fisheries Ireland to ensure that sustainable management of sea trout is prioritised and that the loss of sea trout populations is halted and serious efforts are made to restore and conserve this valuable component of biodiversity."

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