I caught a couple of smart fish when I went to the Natural History Museum in Dublin this week to launch Fishy Fun, a one-day family event at the museum later this year!
The event, which is being run in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland on Saturday July 20, will be part of a summer programme of events marking the International Year of the Salmon.
Visitors to the museum will learn more about the collection of fish on display and how Ireland’s most iconic fish species, the salmon, is facing its biggest challenge yet.
Fisheries staff will be on hand to help young fisheries enthusiasts examine the creepy crawlies which live in Ireland’s rivers and lakes via microscopes, while novice anglers can try their hand at fishing through a virtual fishing
This is a fun day out aimed especially at families and I would encourage parents and carers to give children the opportunity to learn about our native fish and see how they can contribute to protecting them into the future.