In Northern Ireland it really was an exceptional summer, with lots of sun from end of May to end of July, and very dry. That made plans for the extension of angling activities at MUVE (Mid Ulster Victims Empowerment), based in Cookstown, to include young people suffered from poor fishing conditions – too hot, and poor water conditions.
Nevertheless, early spring and late summer there were ample opportunities for young people to be introduced to angling, using the equipment Dreamstore provided through a Small Grant at the end of last year.
This year, MUVE Angling Group worked alongside a local group supporting families in the community. The MUVE team provided learning support on fishing days out, providing a first time fishing experience for almost all of the young people engaged.
Ryan McGeown from MUVE says:
“The most important thing this year is that we have had lots of young people engaged and enthused about fishing. It is important for the MUVE Angling Group to be able to engage with other community groups and to support first-time opportunity for the next generation to gain fishing experience. Dreamstore’s support is very much appreciated and has greatly assisted the development of angling within the community by MUVE though Small Grants.”
Dreamstore welcomes MUVE’s angling outreach along with other community groups in the Cookstown area and wishes it all the best in expanding that work in 2019.