Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake, is encouraging local people to give their views on how best to develop angling, broaden participation and encourage visitors on the Lower Bann.
Councillor McPeake was speaking ahead of next week’s consultation event being held by Sport NI and the Honourable The Irish Society in Portglenone, which will feed into a research piece on enhancing local and visitor fishing, as well as identifying the broader opportunities for visitors to enjoy the river.
“There has been some significant investment in the Lower Bann in recent times, with the opening of a new public path along the riverbank and an additional 25 coarse angling stands at Glenone, all part of the work to develop a Blueway route which links Toome and Coleraine,” said Councillor McPeake.
“We are also looking forward to hosting this year’s European Coarse Angling Championship in June, so the time is right to continue the conversations about how we can continue to sensitively develop fishing on the river and open up opportunities for other recreational activities”.
The consultation event takes place on Thursday 16 May, 2pm – 4pm in The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone. RSVP to Mike McClure at Sport NI, firstname.lastname@example.org