This Saturday in Foxford, the newly formed Moy Catchment Association and the Waters and Communities Office are hosting a fly fishing open day from 12pm – 2pm.
With a Youth and Novice lesson, fly-tying demos, a demo by the Moy Canoe Club, input fromBallyglass Lifeboat RNLI, a casting clinic and a family fishing session from Tiernan Bros Foxford, this is a really amazing and family-friendly way to learn more about fishing.
For more information on the event, contact Michael Tiernan on 087 7777671 or Gary Smyth on 086 8384684.
Moy Catchment Association – Background
The Moy Catchment Association represents clubs, fishery owners and anglers in the Moy Catchment area, who are committed to working or in partnership with communities in the Moy Valley, with Government at local and national level and with others who have an interest in improving the ecology, fisheries and wildlife of the whole area.
The Moy Catchment Association objectives are as follows:
Involving communities in the Moy Valley region in the regeneration of the catchment area, raising their awareness of the water environment, its wildlife, salmon and trout stocks and its ecology through a programme of education, training and special events.
Developing a self-sustaining river association in the West of Ireland as the focal point for community-led monitoring, protection and promotion of rivers and the recreational and educational benefits they can offer to the local community and visiting tourists.
Promoting the conservation and recovery of the Moy Catchment salmon stock – salmon being a ‘feature’ for which the River Moy basin has been designated as a candidate Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), Annex 2 of which categorises Atlantic Salmon as a ‘protected species’.
Increasing recreational and tourist angling on the river via community-led promotional and tourist-support activities, underpinning the work of the local Tourism Authority and the Western Regional Fisheries Board.