Lanesboro and Ballyleague hosted the 9th World Championships Predator Boat Fishing with Lures competition in October, attracting fishermen from seventeen countries.
Six thousand people attended the championships and the accompanying 'Taste of the Lakelands' food festival and you can relive the best moments from the fishing and food on Monday, November 28 at 6.30pm on Irish TV (SKY 191).
PRO for the Taste of the Lakelands, Ciaran Mullooly confirmed, “Mike Frayne from IrishTV SKY 191 has sent us a note to confirm that the half hour piece he shot on our festival has now been submitted for broadcast this Monday, November 28 at 6.30pm on Roscommon County Matters.”
Ciaran added, “Mike & Ger did a brilliant job covering both the fishing and the food last month and captured all the best parts of the festival so don't miss their fantastic report on SKY 191 Irish TV on Monday at 6.30pm.”
The committee members of the Taste of the Lakelands and Lough Ree Angling Hub, in a statement, said,
“This promotion of food tourism in Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath and all the Lakelands counties is invaluable to all of us working hard to promote this region and will help to build on the audience of 6000 people who actually attended the festival in October
“We are pleased to take this opportunity to confirm that we are continuing to work with Longford, Westmeath and Roscommon county councils to bring the visitors to Lough Ree. We will stage not one but two one day food festivals in 2017 and three International fishing events on Lough Ree in 2017 - starting with our popular June Bank Holiday Coarse fishing 3 day event June 2,3 & 4 th to be followed with the International Predator Challenge Cup on June 24/25 with a prize fund of €10,000.
“As we write, we are in the middle of planning an exciting new marketing campaign for the Taste of the Lakelands food festival - with details of new events and sponsorships to be confirmed on December 8 when we will be part of the team staging a 'Taste of the Lakelands at Christmas' promotion showcase for food producers in the courtyard of the Convent B & B at Main Street, Lanesboro - an event to which you are all invited.
“So sit back, enjoy the glorious memories of October 5-10 this year on SKY 191 this Monday, November 28.”