On Tuesday 10th November 2020 the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Cllr. Dara Mulvey accompanied by, keen fishermen Tom Clarke and Anthony Mahon from the nearby Cranmore area, together with Frank Quinn and Jim Sheridan from the Cranmore Regeneration Team cast a few lines from two newly installed Angling Stands on the Garavogue River.
New Angling Stands on the Garavogue River
This project is one of a number of projects being delivered by Sligo County Council through the Cranmore Regeneration Office, in partnership with Sligo Tourist Development Association (STDA). This development sees the first phase of the project being delivered with two stands installed, at Doorly Park. Doorly Park is situated on the Garavogue system, which is a renowned coarse fishery that has an abundance of Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd, and Hybrids that is enjoyed by anglers of all ages and abilities. In addition, it is a very good Salmon and Brown Trout fishery.
The provision of these two stand is phase one of a project that will see is the provision of four new fishing stands along the Garavogue River, to help improve access to quality amenities and open spaces in the East City area. The angling stands will deliver opportunities to people of all abilities to further develop angling in the area in conjunction with the social objectives of the Sligo East City, Cranmore & Environs Regeneration Masterplan 2016.
The installation of the Angling Stands has also been welcomed by Cranmore Community Co-op and Inland Fisheries Ireland and endorsed by Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership, Sligo Centre for Independent Living, local fishing tackle businesses and local anglers.
Funding for this project was secured from Inland Fisheries Ireland’s National Strategy for Angling Development Capital Grants Scheme 2020 and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.