Irish Men’s Sheds Go Fishing with Inland Fisheries Ireland
Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes amongst Shedders so we were delighted to host Andy Burnett and Rory Keatinge from Inland Fisheries Ireland for a shedcast on Wednesday 10 February. Inland Fisheries Ireland have very kindly offered shedders three courses to choose from.
Inland Fisheries intends to roll out two programmes to sheds once restrictions ease. Sheds can contact the guys directly to arrange either of these programmes.
- Pike fly-trying programme
Pike fly-tying not only benefits individual anglers but is a potential revenue stream for sheds. Fly-tying may even help you break that magical 20lb barrier. All materials will be provided.
- Rod upcycling workshops
The Rod Upcycling workshop will keep all but the most decrepit rods in ship-shape. Shedders can bring along their own rods and Andy and Rory will how them how to repair or upgrade them for reuse or recycle.
Andy and Rory will visit your shed and teach participants these very useful skills. If your shed is interested in either of these programmes you can contact them and let them know:.
Online ‘Introduction to Angling’ Course
Inland Fisheries Ireland has also offered to run general online fishing course especially for shedders, subject to interest. The Online ‘Introduction to Angling’ will comprise an hour on each on the basics of the following types of angling:
- coarse fishing
- game (trout and salmon) fishing
- predator fishing
- sea fishing
So if you would like to take part in this initiative, please let us know. If we receive enough expressions of interest we can arrange the delivery of the course with Inland Fisheries.
The guys also took questions from shedders so we learned more about fishing licenses, best practices when fishing (throw them back in!) and how to find the most rewarding places to fish in Ireland even when you’re on holiday.