Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Charity Competition

We will be holding our annual New Years Charity pike angling competition on Sunday, January 1st, 2009 on Lough Key. Fishing from 11am til 4pm. Entry fee € 20 per angler. All proceeds will go to charity.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Boyle & District Angling Club would like to sincerely wish Everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hope to see you all at our New Years Day Charity Competition on Lough Key.

Till then,

Tight Lines & Have a Great Christmas!

Anglers of the Year

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fresh Wind!

The AGM of Boyle & District Angling Club was held last night. A new format for the club was introduced in agreement with all those present and new officers and a committee were elected to look after the management of the Club for the next year.

The new committee of a Total of 12 persons consists of the elected officers, vice- and assistant officers and 5 additional members as follows:

Chairman: Eamon Conroy
Vice-Chairman: Patrick Egan
Secretary: Jane Suffin
Assistant Secretary: Brian Rush
Treasurer: Hubert Geoghegan
Assistant Treasurer: Shane O'Dowd
PRO/blogmaster: Bodo Funke

Owen Garvin
John Nicholson
David Greene
Joe Mulrennan
John Gallagher

I am personnally excited about this new concept and in particular about the fact that a few more of the younger generations have made it into the committee and will be able to have some input into the running of this club.

I want to congratulate the new chairman and his committee and sincerely wish them/ us the best of luck with the tasks ahead.

So it looks like you are going to put up with me here on this medium for another while as the running of the blog is now part of the PRO job-sheet.
Thanks to everybody for showing an interest and looking in here over the past year. I will try to update this column frequently with hopefully some relevant and interesting items on a continuing basis.

An update with photos of our Christmas Party and Presentation of the Angler of the Year will follow here soon.

An EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) of Boyle & District Angling Club will be held on Thursday January 8th 2009 in Tawnytaskin School, Boyle.
On the agenda for this meeting is the presentation and hopefully adaption of a constitution for the Club.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jane wins the last one

It is finaly over for another year. We fished our last pike angling competition on what was a very pleaseant day on the lake on Sunday last.
Some good fish were caught on the day, best of which was Jane Suffins cracking 20lbs 8oz pike which won the day event.
2nd was Shane O'Dowd with a nice double weighing 14lbs 12oz.
3rd was Owen Garvin with a 10lbs fish.

We also now have the Results of the league for the year and it is clear that once again

John Nicholson will be crowned Angler of the Year in the mens league.

Lucy Garvin is the female Angler of the Year, and

Gary Nicholson is our Junior Angler of the Year

A full version of the League is available from our Club secretary,
the top tens list including the Runners up and thirds will be published here soon.

The presentation of the Anglers of the Year will take place on Saturday the 6th of December in Clarke's Pub.
See you all there.

In the meantime Well Done to all the winners of both day and year events!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Last Competition

Our last Pike angling competition of the year is going to be held this Sunday, 16th of November 2008.
Fishing will be from 10am to 4pm. Entry Fee: Euro 15.- per person.
This is the last "Pounds recorded" competition and the decider for this years "Angler of the Year" titles in all three categories, Men, Ladies and Juniors respectively.
Good Luck & Tight Lines to all competitors!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Upcoming Events

A few items are coming up in the next few days/weeks, starting with

A Meeting,
that will be held on Thursday, November 13th. in Tawnytaskin School at 10 pm.
On the agenda will be this years Christmas Party/Presentation of the Angler of the Year, which is scheduled for Saturday the 6th of December.
Members please attend to confirm if they (and their partners) wish to attend this event, or let us otherwise know e.g. via text, e-mail or phone call by Thursday evening.
We really need to know at this stage, so please be in touch.

Final Competition
The last competition of our Angler of the Year League is going to be held on Sunday 16th of November (this Sunday coming)!
The fishing is scheduled from 10 am to 4pm. (Weather permitting!)
This is as usual an open pike angling competition. Boat angling only!

This years Annual General meeting of Boyle & District Angling Club will be held on Thursday the 11th of December 2008. (time to be confirmed)
All members please attend!

Friday, November 7, 2008

League Update!

Sorry for the slight delay, I know a few of you have been anxious to see the new updated list, well here it is:

Male Top 10

1st: John Nicholson 74lbs 4oz
2nd: David Greene 49lbs 9oz
3rd: Eamon Conroy 47lbs 5oz
4th: Brian Rush 33lbs 7oz
5th: Jim Clarke 33lbs 4oz
6th: Joe Thormey 32lbs
7th: Bodo Funke 31lbs 1oz
8th: James Candon 29lbs 5oz
9th: Declan Conroy 25lbs 10oz
10th: Owen Garvin 22lbs 3oz


1st: Lucy Garvin 52lbs 15oz
2nd: Ann Conroy 27lbs
3rd: Jane Suffin 11lbs 12oz
4th: Denise Ryan 5lbs 1oz
5th: Ann McGlynn 2lbs 3oz


1st: Gary Nicholson 30lbs 8oz
2nd: Patrick McDonnell 9lbs 15 oz.
3rd: Ben Geoghegan 5lbs 10oz
4th: Ben Egan 1lbs 4oz
5th: Grainne Gallagher 1lbs 1oz
6th: Joe Egan 1lbs

Good Luck for the last competition on Sunday 16th. November, on Lough Key!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Clancy Cup Results

We fished the Clancy Cup on Lough Scur on Sunday. A good was to be had, while nearly everybody caught some fish.

The winner of the event winning his second Cup in short succession was David Greene with a fish of 12lbs 6 oz.
2nd: James Candon with a fish of over 10lbs
3rd: Jim Clarke with a 9lbs pike.

Well Done to all!

A big Thank you goes to Ann and Des at Clancys Bar, Knockvickar for once again hosting the presentation and all their hospitality.
Some Photos:

An update of the League is to follow in due course.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Clancy Cup

Our next fixture is the Clancy Cup. This open pike competition will be held next Sunday, 2nd of November '08 on Lough Scur. Pounds recorded!
Fishing will be from 10am to 3pm (4pm weather permitting).
We will be starting from the Marina in Keshcarrigan.
Anybody interested in driving there together from Boyle, we will be meeting at McGraths, Carrick Road at 9 am.

The Presentation of prizes will take place in Clancys Bar, Knockvickar at 8.30 pm.

See you there.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

That League again!

Here is the update of our Angler of the year League table after Sundays fishing.

Male Top 10

1st: John Nicholson 58lbs 7oz
2nd: Eamon Conroy 39lbs 13oz
3rd: Joe Thormey 32lbs
4th: David Greene 28lbs 4oz
5th: Bodo Funke 26lbs 15oz
6th: Brian Rush 26lbs 14oz
7th: Jim Clarke 22lbs 11oz
8th: Bas De Ridder 17lbs 11oz
9th: Gerry Lyons 17lbs 10oz
10th: Owen Garvin 16lbs 9oz


1st: Lucy Garvin 35lbs 15oz
2nd: Ann Conroy 24lbs.15 oz
3rd: Jane Suffin 6lbs 2oz
4th: Denise Ryan 5lbs 1 oz
5th: Ann McGlynn 2lbs 3oz


1st: Gary Nicholson 22lbs 14oz
2nd: Patrick McDonnell 9lbs 15oz
3rd: Ben Geoghegan 5lbs 10oz
4th: Ben Egan 1lbs 4oz
5th: Grainne Gallagher 1lbs 1oz
6th: Joe Egan 1lbs

There is now only two competitions to go to decide this years winners.
Next event is the Clancy Cup on the 2nd of November on Lough Scur, followed by our last competition on Lough Key on the 16th November.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Baby Joy for Club members!

Congratulations to Sharon Greene and John Nicholson on the Birth of their Baby daughter Rihanna. Well Done. Rihanna was born on monday afternoon and I am told a fine baby she is weighing in at 9lbs 5oz.
Sorry John, although you are probably never going to forget that weight, we can't record these pounds here (-: !!!
But that's not all, this joyful event also makes Club member Christy Greene a Grandad again and our PRO David Greene is now also an uncle again. Of course Junior member Gary Nicholson is now also an uncle.
Congratulations to all of you and your families! Great news.

Lucy wins the Conroy Cup

Club member Lucy Garvin won the Michael Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup on Sunday. She caught the biggest fish of the day, weighing 9lbs 12oz.
In second place was Michael Rush with his pike 7lbs 9oz
Third place went to Declan Conroy for his fish weighing 7lbs 8oz.
Gary Nicholson caught once again the biggest fish in the Junior section.

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Congratulations Grandad

Club member Jim Clarke now is officially a Grandad! Jim and his wife Sharon, both became Grandparents last week, when their daughter Aisling gave birth to a Baby Girl.
Congratulations to Jim, Sharon, Aisling and her partner, Well done!!!

Michael Conroy Cup

The Michael Conroy Perpetual Cup - Memorial Pike Competition will be held on Sunday next, 12th October 2008.
Venue for this event is Lough Skean, Ballyfarnon. Fishing from 11am til 4pm.
The presentation of all prizes will take place in Dodd's Bar, Boyle at 9pm.

This is an open pike angling competition, boat angling only. Members pounds recorded.
There will be refreshments on the Shore during the day.

Hospice Cheque

At a recent presentation in the Royle Hotel - Boyle, Committee members of Boyle & District Angling Club presented a cheque for €1,000 to Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice.

The monies where raised during this years Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup Fishing competition in late August.

Pictured are Brian Rush - Club secretary, Pamela Stewart and Mary Ryan - both on behalf of Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice and Bodo Funke - Club Chairperson.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


A meeting of Boyle & District Angling Club will take place on Thursday 25th of September in Tawnytaskin School. See you there.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The League!

Time again for an update of the Angler of the year League Table...
(Stand after 24/08/08)

Mens Top 10:
1st: John Nicholson 58lbs 7oz.
2nd: Eamon Conroy 39 lbs 13 oz.
3rd: Joe Thormey 32 lbs -
4th: Bodo Funke 26lbs 15 oz.
5th: David Greene 24lbs 2 oz.
6th: Brian Rush 22lbs 8oz.
7th: Jim Clarke 20lbs 1 oz.
8th: Bas De Ridder 17lbs 11oz.
9th: Gerry Lyons 17lbs 10oz
10th: Francis McGlynn 16lbs 8oz.

1st: Lucy Garvin 23lbs 2 oz
2nd: Ann Conroy 14lbs 2 oz
3rd: Denise Ryan 5lbs 1 oz.
4th: Jane Suffin 4lbs 6oz.
5th: Ann McGlynn 2lbs 3oz.

1st: Gary Nicholson 17lbs 4oz.
2nd: Patrick McDonnell 9lbs 15oz.
3rd: Ben Geoghegan 5lbs 10oz.
4th: Grainne Gallagher 1lbs 1oz.

Friday, August 29, 2008

New calendar launched.

You might have noticed a few changes on this blog over the last few days. Indeed a few more might happen yet. For the better of course, I hope. Any feedback welcome!
if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will anymore find a calendar. It is going to be frequently updated and will include our own calendar of events, scheduled meetings, other clubs competitions and angling events throughout the country, as far as we are aware of them. It also includes public holidays and some major GAA fixtures. Have a look at it and see what you think.
It might help to some extend to avoid clashing of dates.
It is hoped that we might be able to get the dates of our neighbouring clubs and include them for our information. We hope this is useful and look forward to familiarise ourselves even more with this kind of technology.
So all members please check the calendar every now and again for our own events and perhaps other items that might be of interest.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Martin Mitchell Cup - The Results

The Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup was fished for yesterday.
A good day was had by all, thankfully the weather held up well and many turned up to support the event.
46 Anglers entered this worthy Charity Competition.

Here is the results:

The Winner with a fish of 18lbs. 14 oz. was David Greene.
Congratulations to him, he did not only win a fantastic Cup, but he also caught a new personal best fish for himself. Well Done!!!

2nd was John Keenan with a 16lbs. 1oz. pike.
Same goes here, John too got a new PB on the day. Well Done!

3rd was Jim Clarke with a fish weighing 8lbs. 1 oz.

Best in the Ladies section was Lucy Garvin.
and best Junior Gary Nicholson.

Well Done to all the winners

We would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of day prizes:
Hair & More, Green Street, Boyle
Boyle Motor Works
Ann McGlynn
Angling Services Ireland

Also we thank everybody that turned up to support this worthy cause (All proceeds were in aid of Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice, presentation to follow soon),
to the Mitchell Family, to all our own helpers, and to our catering team on the day.
Also thanks to Sean O'Dowd for taking photos of the presentation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup - Charity Competition

Boyle & District Angling Club are holding the Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup on Sunday the 24th of August on Lough Key.

This is an open pike angling competition.
All proceeds are in aid of Roscommon/Mayo Hospice.

Fishing is from 2pm to 8pm.
Entry and Start at the Doon Shore, Lough Key.

There will be Tea/Coffee, light refreshments available at the Doon Shore.

We realise that this event clashes with the Horse & Pony associations Racing Day. This has been unfortunate coincidence, but nevertheless it can't be said that there isn't a lot going on around Boyle that weekend!
Both events are for good local causes so let's hope that turnout will be equally good for both organisations.
We certainly wish them well and hope that the weather will be kind too.

Boyle & District Angling Club has a history of friendship with the Horse & Pony Club and members of both organisations have helped each other out on many occasions in the past.
In spite of the clashing events, we hope that this tradition will not be broke on this occasion and to give them a hand setting up on the Saturday. Any volunteers please contact our committee, re: meeting time, etc.

Boyle & District Angling Club are holding a meeting on Thursday August 21st in Tawnytaskin, time 10 pm.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Music Fest Junior Competition

The Junior competition held during the Music Fest on Saturday last, turned out to be a great success once again. It is great to see more and more youngsters showing an interest in fishing; the numbers certainly confirm this this trend, with 38 juniors that turned up this time!
A lot of fish were caught by the young anglers, mainly perch and also some roach.

Here is the results:

Under 10's:

Winner: John Keane
Joint 2nd: Louis Garvin and Danny Funke
Joint 3rd: Brona Mulrennan and Stephen Connolly

Under 16's:
Winner: Diarmuid Beirne
2nd: Joe Egan
3rd: Devin Cleary

Thanks to everybody that turned up, all our helpers, our sponsors, Abbey Marine & Field Sports for sponsorship of the two main prizes, Abbey House for sponsorship of bait.
And of course thanks to the Music Fest Committee for staging the Fest. It is good to see events like this happening in the town of Boyle.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Upcoming Events

A Junior Fishing Competition is due to be held during the Arts Festival & Boyle Music Fest Period.

The Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup will be fished for on Sunday 24th, August on Lough Key. This is an open Pike Competition. All Proceeds will go to the Roscommon/Mayo Hospice.

Watch this Space for further information with regard to these events.

A meeting of the Club will be held next Wednesday, 30th of July at 10 pm in Tawnytaskin School.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Visit of the Children of Chernobyl - A big Thank you!

On Sunday last, July the 13th, our club had the pleasure to be involved in hosting a fun day out for the group of children from Chernobyl at the Doon Shore at our beautiful Lough Key. The group of children where staying in the Boyle area at the time, on a holiday organised by the "Friends of the Children of Chernobyl" Committee.
Activities on the day included Fun and Games, a Barbecue, gift bags and boat rides for all the kids on Lough Key.
Friends from the Boyle River Boat Club were kind enough to join forces with our own Club and brought down a few of their Cruisers to bring some of the youngsters out on, along with our own Patrol boat.
At this point, Boyle & District Angling Club would like to express our gratitude and sincerely thank all those who helped us with the event for the kids, namely:

  • The generous business people of Boyle for their continuous support of the club and sponsorship.
  • Businesses that sponsored items on the day included: Kennedys Londis, Kellys Supervalue, Better Buys, Surprises, Corrigans Footwear and Dalys Pub. (no particular order)
  • The Boyle River Boat Club for their help and assistance.
  • Last but not least, A big Thank You goes to all our own Club members who worked tireless on the day and in the week or so leading up to the event in order to make things happen! This Thank you wish is particularly being extended by our own chairman who couldn't be there on the day, but is grateful to all those for putting all the work and effort into the day. Well Done!!!

Our PRO David Greene was kind enough to take and submit a few photos...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Martin Mitchell Cup

The Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup will be fished for on Sunday August 24th. on Lough Key.
Fishing times: 2pm to 8pm.
This is an open Pike angling competition, All anglers are welcome!
All proceeds of this event will go to Charity. (Roscommon / Mayo Hospice)
Entry fee: €20 per person
For more information contact Club Secretary Brian Rush on 086 2202202

Hope to see you there, as this is for a good cause!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Club on Shannonside this morning

Shannonside FM are in town since yesterday. Along with other local items that are being aired during the two day Boyle visit, Boyle & District Angling Club have been invited to the Joe Finnegan Show for a brief interview about angling.
Today two of our clubs representatives will be live on air on the program at 9.30 am.
Tune in if you can.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The League- Update 11/06/08

This is how the Angler of the Year leagues stand after Sundays fishing:

Males Top 10:

  1. John Nicholson 52 lbs 6 0z.
  2. Eamon Conroy 39 lbs. 13 oz.
  3. Joe Thormey 32 lbs.
  4. Brian Rush 22 lbs. 11 oz.
  5. Bodo Funke 21 lbs. 8 oz.
  6. Gerry Lyons 17 lbs. 10 oz.
  7. Francis McGlynn 16 lbs. 8 oz.
  8. Bas De Ridder 13 lbs. 4 oz.
  9. Myles Quinn 13 lbs. 2 oz.
  10. Owen Garvin 13lbs.


  1. Lucy Garvin 17 lbs 14 oz.
  2. Ann Conroy 14 lbs. 2 oz.
  3. Denise Ryan 5 lbs. 1 oz.
  4. Jane Suffin 2 lbs. 12 oz.
  5. Ann McGlynn 2lbs. 3 oz.


  1. Gary Nicholson 12 lbs. 12 oz.
  2. Patrick McDonnell 9lbs. 15 oz.
  3. Ben Gheoghegan 5 lbs. 10 oz.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Paddy Kelly Cup

Here is the results of Sundays Pike Angling Competition.
25 Anglers fished for the Paddy Kelly Cup on Lough Key.

The winner was Brian Rush with a great fish of 14lbs. 4oz.
In second was John Nicholson with a fish of 13 lbs 3 oz.
Third prize went to Ann Conroy for her nice pike, weighing 4 lbs. 7 oz.

Spot prize winners were: Jane Suffin, Billy Reid and Jim Clarke.

Three Juniors fished and all received prizes:

Ben Geoghegan, Patrick Mc Donnell, Gary Nicholson
Thanks to all participants and helpers, to Gundy for weighing and a big Thank you to Gillian and Nigel at the Crannog Bar for hosting the presentation on the night.

Junior Competition

A very successful childrens competition was held on Saturday last.
33 Juniors turned up to fish at the Woodenbridge, Boyle. Most kids caught fish and the weather was kind on the day.

Here is the results:

Under 10’s
1st: Ashling Sharkey
2nd: Louis Garvin
3rd: John Keane

Under 16’s
1st: Niall Casey
2nd: Daniel Quinn
joint 3rd: Diarmad Beirne & Hollie Hersey

A big Thank you to all the juniors for taking part and to everybody that helped on the day.
Thanks to all sponsors, including Abbey Marine & Field Sports , Abbey House B&B and Jamestown Tackle.
Also Thank you to Gerry Mattimoe for coming along to present the Gerry Mattimoe Cup.

Here is a few photos that were taken on the day.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Upcoming events this weekend

Boyle & District Angling Club will hold a childrens competition on this Saturday, 7th June'08 at the Woodenbridge, Boyle. Fishing will be from 5pm to 7pm.
Competing Juniors will fish in two categories: 16's and under and 10's and under for the Gerry Mattimoe Cup and the Junior Shield respectively.
There will be a BBQ and refreshments for the junior anglers. Let's hope that the weather will be good and that many juniors will turn up.

On Sunday we will hold a pike angling competition on Lough key, Fishing will be for the Paddy Kelly Cup, from 11am to 6pm. This is a pounds recorded competition.
Presentation of all prizes will be in the Crannog Bar, Boyle at 8.30pm.

See you there.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Odbert Cup Presentation

Photos of a recent night out in Daly's Pub, Boyle. The occasion was the presentation of the Odbert Cup.
The Cup, which had only recently been donated to Boyle & District Angling Club by relatives of the late Odbert Family, Greatmeadow, Boyle, was fished for during a trout angling competition on Lough Key over the weekend.

The results were as follows:

Winner: Eamon Conroy
2nd: David Greene
3rd: John Gallagher
A big Thank you to all anglers, helpers and to all at Daly's Pub for hosting the presentation on the night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Water keeping

A meeting of all water keepers of Boyle and District Angling Club will be held this Thursday night at 10pm in Tawnytaskin School. All waterkeepers and potential users of the patrol boat please attend.


A mayfly trout fishing competition will be held over this coming weekend.
Fishing will be 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 8.30 pm on Sunday.
Entry fee is € 10 and must be paid before any fish can be weighed.
Members only!
This competition is limited to fly fishing methods and dapping only.

Entries will be taken at the Doon Shore from 10am to 11.30am Saturday and 10am to 11.30am on Sunday.

The Presentation of prices will take place on Sunday night at 9.30 pm in Daly's Pub.


An extraordinary general meeting will be held by Boyle & District Angling Club on Thursday, June 5th, 2008 in Tawnytaskin School at 10pm.
All members please attend!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Meeting Thursday

The next club meeting will be held on Thursday 8th May 2008 at 10pm in Tawnytaskin School.

Fisheries Awareness Day

The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board recently held their annual Fisheries awareness week.

With the assistance of various angling clubs from the area, including our own Boyle & District Angling Club, a day for kids was staged at Rowan Lough, Co. Leitrim. The motto of this event was: "Bring a child fishing".
26 youngsters turned up on the day including some from Boyle.
Items of the day included a kids competition on the trout lake, introductions into angling and aquatic life, display of native fish and other aquatic species, and a Barbeque.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


A meeting of Boyle and District Angling Club will be held on Thursday 1st May 2008 at 9.30pm in Tawnytaskin School. All members please attend.

League Table

Well, here is the new updated league table as it stands after Sundays fishing.

Male Anglers Top 10:

1. Eamon Conroy 33lbs 12oz, 6 fish
2. Joe Thormey 32lbs 0oz, 12 fish
3. John Nicholson 29lbs 5oz, 8 fish
4. Bodo Funke 21lbs 8oz, 4 fish
5. Gerry Lyons 17lbs 10oz 1 fish
6. Francis McGlynn 16lbs 8oz, 6 fish
7. Bas De Ridder 13lbs 4oz, 3 fish
8. Myles Quinn 13lbs 2oz, 3fish
9. Owen Garvin 12lbs, 1 fish
10. Fred Phillips 10lbs 4oz, 2 fish

1. Lucy Garvin 17lbs 14oz 6 fish
2. Denise Ryan 5lbs 1oz 1fish
3. Ann McGlynn 2lbs 3oz 1 fish
3. Ann Conroy 2lbs 3oz, 1 fish
4. Jane Suffin 1lbs, 1 fish

1. Patrick McDonnell 8lbs 7oz, 3 fish
2. Gary Nicholson 8lbs 2oz, 4 fish
3. Ben Geoghegan 5lbs 10oz, 2 fish

Monday, April 28, 2008

Paddy Kelly Cup - Photos

Shown above is Kieran McCormack, Killishandra, the winner of this years Paddy Kelly Memorial Competetion with his winning fish.

Also pictured is local Junior angler Ben Geoghegan with one of several pike he caught on the day. Well Done Ben!!!

It's great to see more Juniors coming along and getting involved in the wonderful past time that angling is.

The Results of the Paddy Kelly Memorial Perpetual Cup were as follows:

1st: Kieran McCormack, Killishandra

2nd: Paul O'Dowd, Ballyconnell

3rd: John Nicholson, Boyle

Friday, April 25, 2008

Catch & Release

Thanks to everybody for participating in the latest poll. It gives me an idea on how often I might want to update this page. Seems I 'm going to be busy then!
I endevour to update this page frequently, but members please also feel free to send me some stuff for publication here. Anything you might find of interest or a good photo of a fish or anything else you would like to share with the Club, please drop me a line at: or alternatively give me a call.

I found this on the website of a Canadian Fishing Camp and thought I might share it with you:

"Recognizing the importance of maintaining our monster pike we instantly
instituted a catch and release policy from day one of our operation so that we
might share these beautiful TROPHY PIKE with you! Catch and release fishing is
not just a marketing gimmick to us or something that was initiated recently out
of necessity to save the fishery but rather it's a way of life for us. Our catch
and release policy has allowed us to have 100% control of our trophy pike

A bit of food for thought, any chance to turn back time???

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Meeting Reminder

Just to remind everybody, there will be a meeting of the Club tonight in Dalys lounge at 9pm.
Also don't forget that we will be fishing for the Paddy Kelly Memorial Perpetual Cup on Sunday; Venue: Lough Na Blaithe. Looking forward to see you there.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Junior Anglers!

Just a reminder to all junior anglers that received a tackle voucher for Terry Mann's, Jamestown tackle, don't forget to go over sometime soon and redeem your vouchers. I am not sure how long they are valid for, but probably not forever.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Canine members

Seamus wonders whether there's a canine section of the Angler of the year?

Meeting next week

There will be a meeting next Wednesday, 23rd April 2008 at 9pm in Daly's Lounge.

Monday, April 14, 2008

School Tidy Up!!!

Just a quick reminder, we are meeting tonight at 8pm at Tawnnytaskin School to do some badly needed tidying up after our Easter Competition. Please attend in good numbers, as all hands are wanted on deck, so to speak!!!

Angler of the Year - League Table

Here is an update on our Angler of the Year League.
After three "pounds recorded" competitions so far, this is what the Leaderboard looks like at the moment:

Male Anglers Top 10:
  1. Eamon Conroy 26 lbs 14oz, 4 fish
  2. Joe Thormey 21lbs 8oz, 2 fish
  3. Bodo Funke 18lbs 12oz, 2 fish
  4. Gerry Lyons 17lbs 10oz 1 fish
  5. John Nicholson 14lbs 3oz, 3 fish
  6. Owen Garvin 12lbs, 1 fish
  7. Francis McGlynn 11lbs 9oz, 2 fish
  8. Myles Quinn 11lbs 8oz, 2fish
  9. Fred Phillips 10lbs 4oz, 2 fish
  10. Bas De Ridder 9lbs 10oz, 2 fish


  1. Denise Ryan 5lbs 1oz 1fish
  2. Lucy Garvin 4lbs 8oz 2 fish
  3. Ann Conroy 1lbs 2oz, 1 fish
  4. Jane Suffin 1lbs, 1 fish


  1. Gary Nicholson 4lbs 14oz, 2 fish
  2. Patrick McDonnell 2lbs 3oz, 2 fish

Next fixture is the Paddy Kelly Memorial Perpetual Cup, which is being fished on the 27th of April 2008, on Lough Na Blaithe.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The first photos of fish from our Easter Pike Angling Competition have finally arrived with me.

Pictured here is Tony Egan with his very pretty 22lbs. 10oz pike that landed him the second prize.

I hope to have a photo of Mark O'Connors winning fish for you later today.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Upcoming events

A meeting of the Club will take place on next wednesday 9th of April 2008 at 10 p.m. in Tawnnytaskin School.

The next upcoming competition is the Paddy Kelly Memorial Perpetual Cup, which is being fished on Sunday the 27th of April. The venue for this competition is Lough NaBlaithe. Fishing is from 11 am to 6 pm.
As usual our strict Catch & Release policy is in place, please support this policy.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Presentation to Charity

The above picture was taken a recent presentation of a cheque of €1000 to the Brothers of Charity, donated by the Boyle and District Angling Club. Shown in photo is Club Secretary Brian Rush, Veroncia O’Connor, Reach Tutor, and accepting the cheque on behalf of the Brothers of Charity are Anthony and Thomas.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday 31st March

I would have liked to include photos of some of the pike from last weekend by now, but haven't yet received any! Perhaps somebody who took shots of any of the pike during the festival would like to e-mail me them, so I can include them here!!!
Please send any relevant photos to:
Our next club competition will be the Paddy Kelly Cup, which is going to be fished on Lough Na Blaithe on the 27 of April next.

Also for anybody who is interested: Waterways Ireland are holding their big competition next weekend (5 & 6th of April). First prize is a boat, engine and trailer worth €13,500!
Information and booking through Leitrim tourism.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Pike Angling Festival 2008 - some Photos

The Winner of this years event Mark O' Connor receiving his prize of €3500 and the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup.

2nd overall

3rd overall

Francis McGlynn wins this years special Club members
prize of a 4HP Yamaha boat engine

Emer Beirne won the Junior section

Sharon Diggins came first in the Ladies section.

Jane Suffin came 2nd in the Ladies section

Ann McGlynn 3rd of the Ladies section

Our Patrol boat was out almost non stop on both days of the event, ensuring safety and fair play on the water. Pictured here is David Tormey on Duty. He is one of 7 members that are fully trained on boat handling.