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.