Tuesday, December 22, 2009


On Friday the 18th of December the Boyle and District Angling Club held our annual Christmas party. It was a enjoyable night and a great time was had by all.
The club would like to thank Clarke's Bar and Restaurant for providing top class food and a great atmosphere for the occasion.
Once again there club would like to extent everyone who was involved and took part in club activities over the year a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
To view pictures of the party click here

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Boyle and District Angling Club would like to wish everybody involved with the club a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes to all for the new year.

2010 will be a special year for the club as we will be celebrating 30 years of angling and social activities since the club was formed in 1980. Plans are already being put in place for the highlight of the angling year which is our annual Easter pike angling competition, which takes place on April 3rd and 4th 2010. A full calendar of events for the forthcoming year will be posted by mid January.

Further details will follow as events unfold, Watch this space.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Boyle and District Angling club AGM was held in Tawnytaskin school on Wednesday 16th of December. The committee that served in 2009 stood down and the following are the elected officials to the club for 2010.
Chairman - John Gallagher.
Vice Chairman - Tom Commons.
Secretary - Jane Suffin.
Vice Secretary- Ann Conroy.
Treasurer - John Keenehan.
Vice Treasurer - Billy Reid.
PRO -Eamon Conroy.
Safety Officers - Shane O Dowd, Martin Suffin and Tom Commons.


Ann Conroy would like to thank all the members of the Boyle and District Angling club who offer condolence and support during the difficult time of the death of her sister Mary Fallon nee Calpin.

Monday, December 7, 2009


The Boyle and District Angling Clubs AGM will now take place on Wednesday the 16 th of December at Tawnytaskin school. This change of date is a mark of respect to Ann Conroy on the death of her sister Mary.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Boyle Flooding

Hi folks

While out and about i got some pictures of the recent flooding that has effected some of the local areas. Click Here to see more.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boyle and District Angling Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday 18th Nov 09 at 9:30pm in Clarkes.
The club will hold its Annual Christmas Dinner on Friday 11th Dec 09 in Clarkes. Anyone interested in attending please call Jane on 086 8301261 as we need to know numbers. The presentation of the Anglers of the Year League will take take place at the christmas dinner.
The AGM of the Boyle and District Angling Club will take place on Wednesday the 9th Dec 09 at 9 pm in Tawnytascal school. For further details contact Jane on 086 8301261.
Finally the club will hold its Annual Charity Competition on Sunday 3rd 2010, on Lough Key further information will follow.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hi folks,

Last weekend we held the Micheal Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup. The day was a great success with 23 fish caught and 30 fished.

The result was

1st Shane o Dowd

2nd Jane Suffin

3rd Eamon Conroy

Thanks to all that fished and thanks to Dennis Dodd for a great evening and Brian and Judy for the entertainment.
To view more photos of the day and evening click here

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hi folks,

On sunday the 11th of october we held the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Cup at Lough Gara. The results were as follows,

1st Peter Noone 24lbs 15oz

2nd Jane Suffin 10lbs 2oz

3rd Eamon Conroy 7lbs 5oz.

The club would like to thank all who attented the competition and the presentation a great day was had by all. Special thanks to Dave in the Hydeaway for the lovely food and a great evening.

To view more pictures of the evening click on the link below.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Michael Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup

Hi Folks.
On the 18th of october 2009 the Boyle and District Angling club are holding The Michael Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup on Lough Skeen, Ballyfarnon.
Fishing from 11 am to 5 pm. Entries will be taken at the shore from 10 am, with entry fee €15.
The presentation will take place in Dodds Crecsent bar Boyle at 9 pm.

Dont forget the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Mermorial Cup this sunday 11th of october on Lough Gara starting at 11am. Further details below on this blog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial Cup.

Next up is the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial Cup. The venue is Lough Gara and the date is 11th october 2009, fishing from 11am to 5pm,
with entry fee at €15.

Entries will be taken at Templeronan pier from 10am, and presentation in the Hydeaway Bar, Elphin St Boyle at 9pm.

The Clancy Cup 09

The Clancy Cup 09

The Clancy Cup.
The Clancy Cup was held last week with the presentation held in Clancys Bar.
The results were
1st Declan Conroy, weight 20lbs 4 oz
2nd Ann Conroy, weight 5lbs 12 oz
3rd Miles Quinn, weight 3lbs 12 oz.

We would like to thank the clancy family for all the food and refreshments and
a great time was had by all.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Upcoming events

Here is a list of upcoming pike angling fixtures: (Please also see Calendar of events below)

Clancy Cup September 13th 2009 Fishing 11am to 5pm, Fishing on Oakport/Drumharlow Presentation in Clancy’s Pub Knockvicar 8.30pm on same evening

Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial Cup October 11th 2009 Fishing 11am to 5pm, Fishing on Lough Gara Presentation in the Hydeway, Elphin St., Boyle 8.30pm same evening

Mickey Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup Oct 18th 2009 Fishing 11am to 4pm,Fishing Lough Skean Presentation in Dodd’s Pub Cresent Boyle 8.30pm same evening

Angler of the Year, scheduled for a date in November to be announced soon.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup

Boyle & District Angling Club will be holding an open Pike Angling competition for the Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup on Saturday August 8th on Lough key.

Starting point : Doon Shore
Times : 2pm - 8pm.
Entry Fee: € 20.- per person

All proceeds are in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.

Presentation of Prizes and also an additional fundraising draw will take place in Daly's Lounge/Bar at 9.30pm.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Billy wins the Mayfly Cup!

Boyle & District Angling Clubs Annual Mayfly competition was fished two weeks ago.
Billy Reid caught the biggest fish of the day, a fine trout weighing over 4 pound, thus winning the Odbert Cup.
Also shown is joe mulrennan with his trout of the day.

Well Done!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nice catch!

Marie Finnegan from Brosna Co. Kerry, caught this fine brown trout during the Easter Pike Festival on Lough Key.
The fish weighed in just under 11lbs. and was subsequently released again. I am sure many of you will agree, this is truly a magnificent looking fish, and certainly the biggest trout caught here in a long time.
Also shown is Marian Leahy who also caught a trout of around 2.5lbs.
Thanks to Patrick Leahy for sending us the photos.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009 Photos

Photos courtesy of Sean O'Dowd

Pike Festival Results

Now another very successful Easter Pike Angling Festival is over and what a good turnout it was!
The weather was reasonably kind on both days and so were the people down at the Doon Shore, Lough Key.
Some great pike were caught over the weekend and this is reflected here in the results:

The winner of the Euro 3,500 and the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup was with a pike weighing 23lbs. 8 ozs., Paddy O'Neill from Mullingar.
2nd: Raymond Golden with a 22lbs 2oz. fish
3rd: John Kelly with his 21lbs. 7oz. pike

Barry Darby, also from Mullingar won the Club members prize for catching his pike weighing 16lbs. 6oz.

1st in the Juniors section came Willis Carlin with a pike weighing over 11lbs.
and local Lady Miriam McGee won the Ladies section of the competition for her pike of over 8lbs.

Well Done to all anglers and a Big Thank you for turning up so plentiful once again to take part in this event and to enjoy the Fishing and Craic, that can be had in Boyle.

Also a Big Thank You goes to all our sponsors, helpers, members that helped so generously, to make it all happen!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Pike Angling Festival 2009

Morning of Day 2:
A good day was to be had here in Boyle yesterday, the biggest fish caught so far is over 21lbs..
The weather looks set to be fine here for today, asn as soon as the fog lifts we should have some clear weather for the second day of the Festival.
Let's see what the day is going bring.

Good Luck again to all competitors!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Pike Angling Festival - only two more weeks to go!

Once again we are due to hold our annual Easter Pike Angling Festival and as usual this is set to be a great angling event and a fun weekend out at Lough Key, Boyle.
Prizes to the value of over 10,000 recession -beating Euro are waiting for the winners.
All usual facilities and entertainment such as our own BBQ and refreshments stand, Fishing tackle stands, Partytime DJ plus a few new additions are going to be set up at the Doon shore, Lough Key, Boyle over the Easter weekend.

1st prize for the overall winner Euro 3500.- + Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup for the heaviest fish!

Entry fee: Euro 60 per angler

Boat fishing only (all boats must have suitable holding tanks)
Catch & Release only

Sat 11th and Sunday 12th of April 2009

More details soon!

Hope to see you there

Tight Lines

Monday, March 23, 2009

John Keenahan wins the Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Cup

The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Cup was held yesterday on Lough Gara.
The weather was kind and some good fish were caught. It was a great turnout with 69 anglers competing on the day. It seems that this time home advantage somehow must have came into play with many of our own members on the Leaderboard. Here's the results:

The winner was local man John Keenahan with his cracking fish of 23lbs. 8oz.
2nd: "Scottish" John Ferris ( Boyle), 17lbs 8oz
3rd: Patrick Egan (Boyle), 12lbs 6oz.
4th: Bodo Funke (Boyle), 10lbs 6oz.
Joint 5th: Declan Conroy (Boyle) & Ray Gillen (Cliffony) 9lbs. 7 oz.
6th: Mick Flanagan (Mullingar) 7lbs 6 oz.

Ladies section:
1st: Lucy Garvin (Boyle), 12lbs 4oz.
2nd: Helena Mulligan (Ballyglass)1lbs 8oz.

1st: Gary Nicholson (Boyle) 3lbs.
2nd: Daniel Quinn (Boyle) 2lbs.4oz.

Well Done to all of the competitors.

A good night was to be had afterwards in Scanlons Riverside Bar were the presentation took place.
A special Thank you goes to Gerry Quinn and all his staff at Scanlons' Riverside Bar for their hospitality.
Also Thank you to the Sharkey Family for all their input into this event once again.

And as was mentioned last night, Congratulations go to Martin and Jane Suffin on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Friday, February 27, 2009


An E.G.M. of Boyle & District Angling Club will be held on Wednesday 25th of March 2009, in Tawnytaskin School at 9pm.
Proposed Constitution for the Club
All members please attend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Press Release

Boyle & District Angling Club are seeking to pass a new Club Constitution at a general meeting next month. (Date to be confirmed) Any member who wishes to view or obtain a copy of the newly drafted constitution can do so by attending an open meeting which will take place on Wednesday the 25th of February 2009 in Tawnytaskin School.
Alternatively contact any of the following Officers:
Chairman Eamon Conroy: 086 8492531
Secretary Jane Suffin: 0862202202

All members please note that membership is now due for renewal. Anybody wishing to join or renew their membership please attend the meeting or contact the above.
Membership fee is set at € 30.-

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup

The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Cup will be fished for on Sunday 22nd of March on Lough Gara. This is an open pike angling Catch & Release competition. All Anglers welcome.
Entry fee: €20 per Angler
Entries will be taken at Templeronan pier.
Fishing 11am to 6pm
Presentation of all prizes will take place in Scanlon's Riverside Bar at 8.30pm.
For more information contact: Jane Suffin on 0868301261

Charity Competition Results

Our annual Charity competition was held on Lough Key on Sunday.
A number of our members turned up and went out to brave the elements and more just turned up to support the cause, our fundraising for the Special Olympics Ireland/ Roscommon area.
Thanks to everybody, all contributions were much appreciated.
Members of our committee will soon present all monies collected to the Special Olympics Ireland/Roscommon Committee.
As far as the fishing was concerned it was tough going and only two fish where caught.
Nevertheless the winning fish was a big one weighing in at over 20lbs., caught by Peter Noone.
Second was John Nicholson with a 2 lbs. pike.
Photos to follow.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Charity Pike Angling Competition in Aid of Special Olympics Ireland

Boyle & District Angling Clubs annual Charity pike angling competition will be held on this Sunday 1st of February 2009 on Lough Key.
Fishing from 11am to 4pm.

Entry fee: Euro 20 per angler

All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics Ireland / Roscommon area.

We hope for a good turnout to support this worthy cause.

A special big thank you goes to the pupils, parents and teachers of St. Josephs National School in Boyle who supported our fundraising with a "No Uniform Day" on Friday.

Pupils from each class and the headmaster of the School presented members of the Committee of Boyle & District Angling Club with their much valued contribution towards the fundraising for Special Olympics Ireland/ Roscommon area, during the day.

As a sign of appreciation for their efforts, the Club presented the pupils of the school with a certificate granting junior membership of Boyle & District Angling Club for the year 2009 for each of them. All pupils will receive their membership cards in due course.

Again Thank you and Well Done!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Upcoming Events

After a few weeks absence from posting here, a number of items have accumulated to be published here. So without delay here is what we have coming up over the next few weeks and months:

Firstly our New Years Charity Competition was cancelled earlier, but is now coming up on Sunday next:
Boyle & District Angling Club are holding their Annual Charity Pike Angling Competition on Sunday February 1st on Lough Key.
Entry Fee: €20 per Angler, all proceeds will go to Charity (Special Olympics Ireland/ Roscommon area)
Fishing is from 11am to 4pm
All Anglers welcome!

On February 15th the Club will be holding the Donnellans Cup on Oakport and Drumharlow Lakes. More details soon.

The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Cup will be fished for on the 22nd of March on Lough Gara. More details to follow...

And as usual we will be holding our famous Easter Pike Angling Festival over the Easter Weekend (Saturday and Sunday). This is one of the biggest Pike Angling Competitions in Ireland with fantastic prizes waiting for the winners. more details soon.

Hope you can make it,

Tight Lines