Children’s Fishing Competition at Ballina Salmon Festival

Kindly sponsored by Ridgepool Tackle Shop and Mark Forbes’ Butchers, the Children’s Fishing Competition at Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the highlights for children and the oldest event in the festival calendar. 

Come along on the day and compete for prizes for the best catch! This year, the lucky winner will be awarded a plaque, which will hang in Mark Forbes Butchers with photo of the winner for the duration of the year.  Our thanks to both Gary in Ridgepool Tackle Shop and Mark Forbes and Sons Family Butchers for their kind support once again.


Suitable for: All ages

Date: Saturday 14th July

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Canalside Park, Ballina

Admission: FREE. No booking required.



  • Children must bring along their own fishing rod and lifejacket.
  • Children should also bring a lunchbox.


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Ballina Salmon Festival 2022,
Programme of Events

Click below to see a full programme. The festival programme is also available to collect in the festival office, C/O Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St, Ballina, 096 72800