Co Leitrim has long been a respected destination for the UK and European angling tourist. However, the angling market has changed and a fresh approach is now needed for the county to grow a strong tourism base from the angling market once again.
A new organisation Leitrim Angling Community Alliance has been formed to support a major marketing project to re energise and grow Leitrim’s angling sector. This will involve creating a new dedicated Leitrim angling website that is smartphone enabled and will be updated daily. It will feature angling specific accommodation and fishing resources; producing a Co Leitrim angling brochure and specialist press advertising; participating at international trade shows and organising familiarisation trips by angling agents and journalists. The initiative will also see the creation of a calendar of local angling events and festivals across the county alongside other key marketing campaigns.
A funding application is being developed for the Leitrim LEADER/Rural Development Programme to support these actions.
An information event will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 7pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen which will be of interest to all angling interests from across Leitrim to include tourism operators with angling focus, angling clubs, communities with angling resources, and angling support
To attend, please call 071 9623274 to confirm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.