Angling competition for people with disabilities June 2018

A two day fishing competition was held for people with disabilities over the June Bank holiday weekend. The venue for the competition was the river Suck at Dunamon, County Roscommon.

The event was very well attended and it was noted that all involved hailed it as a great success and agreed that the competition should become an annual event. Participants from Belfast, Limerick, Westmeath and Roscommon fished the competition this year and it will hopefully be represented by many other counties in 2019.

Everyone agreed that it was a most enjoyable event especially as there was fishing stands available that were constructed to accommodate people with disabilities, and the use of a disabled wheelchair accessible boat was well received over the few days.

We would like to thank all of those involved in the success of the weekend. Sincere thanks to Inland fisheries Ireland, Angling Council of Ireland, Salmon and Sea Trout Recreational Anglers, The Irish Wheelchair Association and Cuisle Center Dunamon. Most importantly thank you to all of those that helped out on the day and congratulations to all that fished in the competition. We hope to see you back in 2019 for this competition.  Refreshments afterwards and presentation of prizes took place in the Cuisle Center Dunamon.