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Deputy Mayor casts a line for NW Angling Fair

14 March 2016

Details of the North West Angling Fair 2016 were announced today by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Deputy Mayor, Alderman Thomas Kerrigan who says the event is aimed at showcasing the local area and encouraging angling enthusiasts from across the region.

The North West Angling Fair is scheduled to take place in the Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane on the 28th and 29th May when a host of world class Fly Dressers, Casters and angling celebrities are expected to converge on the town for the event.

Speaking at the launch, the Deputy Mayor said the North West Angling Fair is hugely popular with anglers from across the city and district and wider North West region.

“We have so much to offer here in Strabane in terms of angling and fly dressing.  The festival is a great opportunity for anglers to come together to participate in the sport, showcase and practice their art and get out and about and enjoy our facilities,” he said.

Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to watch fly dressers practice their art and fly casters demonstrating their techniques and tactics.

The festival will also host a series of talks and seminars from expert anglers on a range of angling related topics as well as a range of quality trade stands selling  everything an angler needs.

Liz Cunningham, events officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council said that in addition to angling events the festival will have a strong family friendly focus.

“This is a real family occasion with something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.  We are hosting a series of educational programmes delivered by the Loughs Agency, as well as guided tours of the River Mourne, fly-dressing and casting competitions. We also have cookery demonstrations, virtual angling and birds of prey, making it the perfect event for all the family to come along and enjoy,” she added.

Further details on the festival are available at www.derrystrabane.com/whatson

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Further press information is available by contacting Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Marketing and Communications Section, Tel. 028 7137 6504.