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.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Pike Angling Festival 2008 - The Results

Another very successful Easter Pike Angling Competition concluded yesterday evening, sorry for the delay with the results, it was late when we finished up last night.
Anyway here is this years results:

1st prize went to local man Mark O'Connor for the biggest pike of the event, weighing 25lbs. 15oz, he received the prestigious Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup and €3500.
2nd prize of €2500 went to Tony Egan for a fish weighing 22lbs. 10oz.
3rd prize- €1250 went to Tony Burns for a pike weighing 21lbs.

This years special Club members prize of a 4hp 4-stroke Yamaha engine went to Local Angler Francis McGlynn for his fish weighing 18lbs 8 oz. Runner up on the Club members section was Prionsias McGee for a fish weighing 7lbs 10 oz.

The Ladies section was won by Sharon Diggins for her pike of 6lbs 12oz.
Followed in 2nd place by Jane Suffin who caught a pike weighing 6lbs. 5oz.
3rd was Ann McGlynn for her pike weighing 4 lbs.

Junior section
1st Emer Beirne, for a pike of 12lbs.
2nd Gary Nicholson for a pike of 3lbs. 5oz.
A joint 3rd place went to young anglers Ben Geoghegan and Joe Egan, who both caught fish weighing 1lbs. 8oz each.

6 other great day prizes, each valued at €200 were also handed out.

Once again, Boyle & District Angling Club would like to Thank everybody involved in the Sponsorship, setting-up and running of this great event. It cannot be said often enough, that without the help and all hands on it wouldn't work.
Thanks Again!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Pike Angling Festival Day1

The first day of the competition is over now and I think we could say that it went pretty well. The weather held up great and apart from the strong & cold northerly wind it was a nice bright day.
Some very nice pike were caught, and this is what the Leadership board looks like after Day 1:

Heaviest pike caught by Mark o'Connor, 25lbs 15 oz.
2nd Tony Egan with a pike weighing 22lbs. 10 oz.
3rd Francis McGlynn, 18lbs. 8 oz.

Leading for the Club members prize at the moment is Emer Beirne with a pike weighing 12lbs. 8 oz.

Leading the Junior section is Gary Nicholson with a fish of 3lbs. 12 oz.

In the lead for the Ladies section is Sharon Diggins with a fish of over 6lbs.

All weights mentioned here are subject to final checking of weighing cards by the club.

Well Done everybody so far, and let's hope that tomorrow goes equally well or better!

A Big Thank you to everybody involved in the Sponsorship, setting-up and running of this great event. It cannot be said often enough, that without the help and all hands on it wouldn't work.

We will see you all again in the morning and wish participants Tight Lines once again!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Pike Angling Festival Tomorrow!

We are only a day away now from this years Easter Pike Angling Festival on Lough Key, and for the first time in years it looks as though the weather isn't going to be very cooperative. Two rather wintry days are forecasted, but we are hoping that it will be reasonably o.k.
Here is a reminder about the check in times for the weekend. In order to ensure a smooth start, please try to be there early.

Saturday 22nd March, Check in: 9.30 am, Start at 11 am both at the Doon Shore, Lough Key

Sunday 23rd March, Check in: 9.30 am, Start at 11 am, again at the Doon Shore at Lough Key

Looking forward to see you there!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Only 5 days to go!

This years Easter Pike Angling Festival is now only a few days away.
Let's hope that the weather will be kind again. We could really do with a good dry week leading up to the event, to allow the water levels to drop a bit.
I hope everybody got safely through St. Patrick's weekend. I think it's fair to say we had a good weekend here in Boyle and our entry in this years Parade was quite successfull, as it landed us the overall 2nd prize again.
I hope to be able to include a few photos of our float later... Anybody that took good shots please forward them on to me:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

Boyle & District Angling Club would like to wish everybody a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Hope to see you at the Parade in Boyle today. Enjoy your day!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Pike Angling Festival

Only 6 days to go!!
Once again we will hold our annual Easter Pike Angling Festival, taking place as usual at Lough Key on the Easter weekend, Sat. 22nd and Sun. 23rd of March 2008.
Great prizes are waiting for the winners:
1st Prize: €3500 plus Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup
2nd Prize: € 2500
3rd Prize: €1250
plus six consolation prizes valued each at around € 200.
Also this year there is a New Increased Membership Prize-
Special prize to win a 4hp, 4-stroke Yamaha outboard engine!
(Providing the heaviest fish in this section does not qualify for one of the three top prizes)
Only paid up members will qualify for this section. Anyone wishing to become a member of the club should contact one of the Committee menbers below. Cost €35 for the year.
We also have a Junior section again, with € 200 waiting for the winner of this section plus Boyle & District Angling Club Perpetual Shield.
Ladies Section: € 300 plus valuable Ladies Prize!
Please Note:
  • Boat Fishing only
  • Entry Fee: €60 per Angler for the two days, regardless of age.
  • All anglers are advised to wear life jackets
  • All boats must have suitable holding tanks
  • There will be hot food available for sale on both days (Proceeds will go to a nominated Charity)
  • Catch & Release only!
  • Full list of competition rules available on request, and will be handed out at the event.

Check in times:

Saturday: Check in 9.30am at the Doon Shore, Lough Key. Start at 11.00 am Finish at 6pm

Sunday: Check in 9.30 at the Doon Shore, Lough Key, Start at 10am Finish at 5pm.

Contact Details:

James Candon, Chairman: 0862202201

Brian Rush, Secretary: 0862202202

Joe Mulrennan, Treasurer: 0877670522

Main Sponsors:
Raymond J. Devine Developments
Joe Simon Building Supplies
East Bros. Machinery in Conjunction with Yamaha Ltd.
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their help, as with out them this event would not be possible.
We are looking forward to seeing you all once again at this great event!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Boyle & District Angling Club goes online!

Welcome to Boyle & District Angling Clubs newly set up blog.
This is the official portal for all Club news, upcoming events, competition results and more... Watch this Space!!!
Also coming online very soon will be the Clubs official website which is currently under construction. You will then be able to find it at: