Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €29,100 to develop Grange Curry Lake in Ballinaleewhich will improve access to the lake for anglers.
The funding was awarded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs as part of the Government’s programme to support rural development.
The proposed project will include development of a boat slip and boat jetty at the lake..
It is also proposed that a fence will be built parallel to the shore of the lake which will provide access to the shore for anglers while protecting the land and livestock from any impact from visitors.
The funding for the development project at Grange Curry Lake is one of eight projects for which Inland Fisheries Ireland received funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs.
In total, €536,886 was awarded, with €113,659.59 going towards the facilitating of angling on Bothar na Naomh Heritage & Nature Trail at Annaghmaconway Lough, Cloone and €103,100.00 for the upgrade of facilities at The Mudflats
Elphin Road, Carrick On Shannon.
Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to secure this funding for the development of this project in Longford which along with the other seven initiatives will play an important role in creating a world class fisheries resource which will have significant benefits for rural communities.”