Fishing for Kids on Lough Derg
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Fishing Courses for Kids
2016 was the 7th year for fishingforkids on the water. We were delighted to have so many children from our local schools taking part during the summer holidays. The children who took part attend the following schools:
Adare NS; Ballina NS; Boher NS; Ballinree NS; Bodyke NS; Ballinahinch NS; Ballymackey NS;Ballymackey NS;
Caherline NS; Knockea NS (Ballyneety); Killaloe Boys NS; Nenagh Primary Girls School;
Ogonnelloe NS; Scariff NS; Scariff Community College; Templederry NS; Steiner School ;
Burgess NS; Ballywilliiam NS; St. Anne’s Community College Killaloe;
The course started on june 21st and ended August 25th During this time the children learned new fishing techniques and almost all children caught fish. The most popular fishing technique was Float Fishing. 44 fish were caught in one session and one child caught 17 Perch on his own.
The children also learned how to cast and even though this is a difficult skill for beginners all of the children performed really well. Some children were able to cast great distances. Trolling was also taught and this was very enjoyable as it involved fishing from a lake boat. this year we started showing the older children how to troll for trout.
Trout can be difficult to locate and even when hooked can be difficult to land as they tend to put up a great fight and sometimes children can be left very disappointed when they see the lovely trout they worked so hard to catch swim back down into the depths of the lake, having said that we did manage to land 4 trout to great excitement and they were well earned.
Many of the children this year started learning the art of fly fishing and are committed to improving their skills in 2017.
Finally, I would like to thank parents, tutors and especially the Children. If, at this stage any children have bought their own fishing rods they are more than welcome to bring with them and if they have any problems getting set up we can all do it together so until july 2017 take care and hopefully by then we will all have :tight lines: