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.