ISFC Awards Day 20th February 2016

ISFC Awards Day 20th February 2016

The number of successful young anglers collecting their specimen award certificates was the highlight of the Irish Specimen Fish Committee’s Awards Day on 20th February.  Held in Dublin on the same weekend as the Ireland Angling Show 2016 both events were attended by large numbers of anglers from all over the country.  Dutch angler Henk Thuelings travelled from the Netherlands to collect his specimen award for a large Tope taken off Wicklow. Record fish and specimen awards were presented and for many anglers this full-on angling weekend is now a …

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Awards day photos

Thanks to all the anglers who made the effort to travel to the Awards presentations. It was a great occasion and it was particularly encouraging to see so many junior anglers receiving specimen fish certificates. For any anglers who were at the awards and would like  copy of your award presentation please see the slide show below.

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Have an angling weekend, lots to see at the ISFC Awards Day and the Ireland Angling Show

Anglers are reminded that the ISFC Awards Day is on 20th Feb and coincides with the Ireland Angling Show 2016 which is on 20th & 21st Feb near Swords, Co. Dublin.  Free shuttle bus available between both events from Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport and National Exhibition Centre, Swords. Why not have an angling weekend in Dublin! Successful specimen anglers in 2015 are requested to notify bridie.fleming@fisheriesireland.ie if planning to attend ISFC Awards Day.

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Awards Day Presentation 2015

The 2015 Awards Presentation for anglers based in Ireland is being held in Clayton Hotel, Dublin Hotel on Saturday 20th February 2016, starting at 2.30 pm. Invitations to anglers who caught specimens in 2015 were issued with the annual report – please inform Bridie by email, bridie.fleming@fisheriesireland.ie or by returning the postcard (enclosed with your invitation pack) if you plan to attend so that we can have your award ready to be presented. The Awards Day is being held on the same weekend as the Ireland 2016 Angling Show at the …

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Awards Day photos 2015

Awards Day photos 2015

In a passionate speech broadcaster and angler Derek Davis appealed to anglers to pass on their angling skills to young people to show them how to develop as anglers. Speaking at the ISFC Awards Day on Saturday last in Dublin he highlighted the quality of angling in Irish waters and that the younger generation just needed the encouragement and support of adult mentors to be able to enjoy angling and go on to catch the ‘big ones’. Several young anglers who had caught specimens in 2014 were awarded with certificates …

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Awards Day Presentation 2014

The 2014 Awards Presentation for anglers based in Ireland is being held in Bewleys Airport Hotel, Swords on Saturday 21st Feb 2015 starting at 2.30 pm. Speakers will include Derek Davis. Invitations to anglers who caught specimens in 2014 were issued with the annual report – please inform Bridie by email, bridie.fleming@fisheriesireland.ie or by returning the postcard (enclosed with your invitation pack) if you plan to attend so that we can have your award ready to be presented. The Awards Day is being held on the same weekend as the …

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Record Fish for Dublin Angling Initiative Record

A new record has been set by the Dublin Angling Initiative with Eric Cahill, 16 years old catching a fish of a lifetime – a 12lb record ferox trout from Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co. Cavan. This is the biggest fish ever caught by a youngster out fishing with the Dublin Angling Initiative. A fishing trip for a group of 10 youngsters was organised for Mulhuddart Foroige Fishing club (Dublin 15) to Lough Ramor, Virginia by Des Chew, Dublin Angling Initiative in March. Following an introduction by Des on the setting …

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Minister O’Dowd presents specimen fish awards, Press Release 17th February 2013

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) held its Specimen Fish Awards Day on Saturday 16th February at Bewleys Airport Hotel, Swords, Co, Dublin. Successful anglers from all over Ireland who caught specimen fish in lakes, rivers or in the sea in 2012 were congratulated by Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, on their excellent achievements. 2012 was a record year with a total of 640 specimen fish being ratified.
The Minister said
“The Government recognises that angling is hugely important to the tourist industry and to the …

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