Friday, November 19, 2010


The club AGM will take place in tawneytaskin school on 6th December 2010. All members are asked to attend and new members are welcome too.

The final competition of the year takes place this sunday the 21st of December on Lough Key, fishing from 11 am to 3pm. All anglers are welcome.

The christmas party will take place on the 11th December 2010 in Clarkes Bar. Any one who wishes to attend contact jane on 086 8301261.

Friday, November 5, 2010


The Boyle & District Angling Club competition planned for Sunday next (7th November) has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, and will take place at a later date. Please keep an eye on this blog for details of the new date and time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


On Sunday 17th of October the penultimate competition of the year took place on Lough Skeen Ballyfarnon. The was The MICHAEL CONROY PERPETUAL MEMORIAL CUP.
33 Anglers togged out for action on what turned out to be a fine day for fishing and they were not disappointed by the fishing. In total 37 fish were caught and released on the day.
The day got off to a flying start with debutant angler Deirdre Molloy catching her first ever fish 15 Min's into the competition a pike the weighed just under 3lbs, this was not the only one in that boat at that time as her fishing partner Declan Conroy weighted in a pike of 8lbs 30z to give him an early lead. Martin Suffin then followed with a fine fish of 7 lbs 3oz.There were a number of other fish weighed in in the next half hour but the next big one was brought in by Richard Connolly about 12 noon.

After quite a struggle to get him in Richard and his partner Gerry MC Glynn weighed in a great fish of 16lbs 4oz. The sight of this fish gave alot of anglers the hope that there was something big for them out there . In the first hour and a half of this competition there were 12 fish caught. as the day progressed there were a number of fish weighed in between 5, 6 and 7 lbs out by various competitors including the main players in the race for fisherman of the year, who were Tom Commins , Declan Conroy, Jim Clarke and Myles Quinn.

About half 2 the next big fish was weighed and this was caught by Jane Suffin. This was a great looking fish of 14lbs 3 oz and it put Jane into second place.

This fish was closely followed by another fine fish of 10lbs 7 oz caught by Micheal Egan which was good enough to earn him third place.
As persistent shower of rain around 3:45 that lasted a half hour slowed down thing but at the end of the competition a flurry of smaller fish ranging from 1lbs odd to 7 lbs odd were weighed withe the biggest of them weighted in by Eamon Conroy and Jim Clarke which brought the total of fish to 37.
Both juniors who fish on the Ben Egan and Joe Egan caught fish with Joe winning that category.
So the result was .
1st Richard Connolly 16lbs 4oz
2nd Jane Suffin 14lbs 3 oz
3rd Micheal Egan 10lbs 7oz.

Declan Conroy & Jim Clarke

The pictures in decending order
Stuart Connolly.
Joe Egan, Junior winner.
Jim Egan
The four wise men in Dodds
1st place presentation - John Gallagher(Chairman) Richard Connolly(Winner) Eamon Conroy.
2nd place - John Gallagher and Jane Suffin.
3rd place John Gallagher and Micheal Egan.
Special mention of thanks to Ann Conroy and Jane Suffin who fed everyone in the morning with breakfast and over the day with soup and sandwiches. To view more pictures of the day and night click here

Monday, October 11, 2010


This Sunday October 17th 2010, sees the club head for Lough Skeen in Ballyfarnon to fish the Michael Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup.
Fishing will take place from 11am to 5pm with an entry fee of €15. Refreshments will be available at the shore, and the presentation will take place in Dodds Bar at 9:30pm.
As always all anglers are welcome and we'll look forward to seeing you there.
For further information contact Jane on 086 8301261

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


A number of club members recently went away to Foxford Co Mayo and fished Lavelly Lake. The catch of the weekend was caught by Martin Suffin with a pike of 10lbs 12oz seen in the picture above. This was a fine weekend away and a great time was had by all.

John and Tom weighing a catch

I seen him.... It was that lenght!!!!


Well done to Paul O Donoghue and his successful Irish Teammates in the recent 19th annual pike angling competition against Great Britian over the 2nd and 3rd of October on the river Suck. The Irish side won by 61lbs 1oz with a total score of 304lbs 3oz, with the Great Britian team back on 243lbs 2oz.
Paul was an integral part of the team catching 15 fish over the 2 days with a total weight of 43lbs 13oz.
Again well done Paul the club is very proud of you and your achievements.
Paul and one of his catches

The successful team in in there gear.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


On Sunday 3rd of October, Boyle & District Anglers fished for the Donnellan Cup on Lough Na Blaithe outside Elphin.
Weather conditions were perfect for the 21 competing anglers. Eighteen fish were caught and released on the day with most of the anglers adding to their total weights for the title of Angler Of The Year 2010.
Largest number of fish caught by one angler on the day was seven by Declan Conroy, the heaviest weighing in at 12lb 10oz and looking like a clear winner
until with half an hour to go to the end of the competition, Tom Commons and his boat partner, Joe Tormey, rang the weigh master with news of a good catch from the furthest end of the lake. Tom weighed in a cracking fish of 19lb 4oz for what was to be a personal best and worthy winner.
Joe, of course claimed responsibility for helping to land the fish as he said a calm head was required after a lengthy battle.
Tom is now in poll position on the leader board followed closely by Declan Conroy and Jim Clarke.
Jim, who won last months competition, finished in third place this time with two good fish, best of which weighed in at 5lb 1oz.

Presentation of prizes took place in the Moylurg Inn in Boyle on Sunday night and the club would like to thank Aaron and Kevin for their hospitality.
Our next outing will be on Sunday the 17th of October on Lough Skean near Ballyfarnon where We will compete for the Michael Conroy Perpetual Memorial cup. Fishing from 11am to 5pm.
This competition is open to all anglers, and with one competition remaining after the 17th, any one of the top ten anglers are still in with a chance of claiming the title for 2010.








Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paul O Donoghue

Paul O Donoghue receiving his Team jacket as a member of the Irish National Pike Angling Team 2010 presented to him on behalf of the Boyle and District Angling Club by Club Chairman John Gallagher. Paul is a long time member of the Boyle and District Angling Club and we wish him every success in the competition.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paddy Kelly 2010

On Sunday the 5th of September Boyle and District Angling Club headed for Lough Gara and fished for the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial cup. The late Paddy Kelly hailed from Memphis and was a one time owner of the Memphis bar (formerly the railway bar) on Elphin street. During his short stay in Boyle Paddy make good friends with the Boyle and District Angling Club. Anyone familiar with our Easter angling competition will be aware that it was Paddy that started the barbecue and cooking facilities at the competition for us back in 2002. In 2003 he presented the club with the Paddy Kelly Cup.
Paddy left Boyle to return to Memphis in October 2004 and before he left he offered the club the chance to buy the now famous barbecue. Sadly shortly after returning to Memphis Paddy passed away and we now honour his memory annually with the fishing of the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial Cup. This year a total of 29 anglers too part in the competition on a breezy but sunny day. fishing was slow to start but as the day wore on there were some good catches recorded. The biggest number of fish caught on the day by one angler was four, by John Keenehan which moved him closer to the top of the table for the angler of the year award. The heaviest of John fish also netted him 3rd place. Joe Mulrennan also moved up the league table with two good catches the heaviest of which gave him second place in the competition.
The winner for the second time having also won in 2004 and now leading the angler of the year league was Jim Clarke with two catches on the day the heaviest weighting over 10lbs. Jim has a habit of winning club competitions over the years and is always thereabouts at the end of the season when it comes to lifting the angler of the year award. With three Competition remaining and some of the more seasoned anglers not recording over the weekend it looking like an exciting finish to our angling year.
Presentation of prizes took place in An Craobhin bar on Sunday night and the next outing will be the Donnellan Cup on Sunday the 3rd of October.
Calendar of Events Remaining
The Donnellan Cup : Sunday the 3rd of October. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on Lough na Blaithe, Elphin.
The Micheal Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup: Sunday the 17th of october. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on Lough Skeen, Ballyfarnon. Presentation in Dodds bar at 9:30pm.
Angler of the year league cups: Sunday the 7th of November. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on lough key. Presentation at the clubs annual Christmas dinner.
For further details contact Jane on 0868301261.
Click here to view more pictures of the event.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Commons wins the Clancy Cup.

On Saturday afternoon the 21st of August we fished for the Clancy cup on Oakport Lake. in 2004 Ann Clancy kindly sponsored this event and since that time it has become a favourite with the club.
Weather conditions were perfect for the 22 anglers that took part and although alot of the pike that were caught were small some good fish were registered. 18 fish in total were weighed and released.
Runner up
Declan Conroy
Prize: a voucher for a meal for 2 in Clarkes Bar and Resturant.

Tom Commons
Prize: Clancy Cup and winners cheque.
Presentation took place on Saturday night in Clancy Bar Knockvicar and as usual the hospitality show by Ann and Des was second to none. A great nights entertainment followed. The club would like to thank Ann and Des for there kindness and already we look forward to 2011.

Was it really that big Tom!!!

We're all in trouble now Lads!!!! The Boss has Landed!Where's that F*@kin Trailer????
To view more pictures of the event click here
Don't forget about the Paddy Kelly Cup on Sunday 5th sep 2010. Fishing from 1pm to 7pm. Entries at Templeronan Pier from 12pm.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Saturday 21st August 2010. Fishing 11am to 5pm on Oakport/Drumharlow Lake. Presentation in Glancys, Knockvicar at 9:30pm.

Sunday 5th September 2010. Fishing 1pm to 7pm on Lough Gara. Presentation in An Craoibhin, Boyle at 9:30pm.

Sunday 3rd of October. Fishing from 11am to 5 pm on Lough na Blaithe Elphin.

Sunday the 17th of October 2010. Fishing from 11am to 5 pm on Lough Skeen, Ballyfarnon. Presentation in Dodds at 9:30pm.

Sunday 7th November. Fishing from 11am to 5 pm on Lough Key. Presentation will take place after the clubs annual Christmas dinner.

For further details contact Jane on 0868301261

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Boyle and District Angling club hosted our Annual childerns competition on Saturday the 17th of July. This was coupled with the Annual visit of the Chernobyl Childern who are always welcome.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


We will host a junior competition on Saturday 17th of July at the Bailey Bridge Boyle.
Fishing from 2pm to 5pm.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Refreshments and B.B.Q. on the day. All children under 16 welcome.


Picture courtesy of Sean o Dowd, Realboyle

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Boyle and District Angling Club

Boyle and District Angling Club recently fished for what has now become our main charity event for the year " The Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup" . All monies collected over the weekend of the 5Th of may 2010 i.e. entries to the competition public donations and a house draw at the presentation, were this year donated to The Plunkett Home Patient Comfort Fund in Boyle.
Following some consultation with the staff at the Plunkett Home we decided that rather than give a presentation of a cheque that the club would purchase a number of televisions for the patients that were confined to their rooms.
Thankful with the generosity of the public and a club donation we were able to purchase 5 televisions.
we wish the patients and staff of the Plunkett Home in Boyle the best of luck for the future and many happy hours viewing.
Boyle and District Angling Club.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More photos from Martin Mitchell competition

I better text herself
to view more Martin Mitchell competitions click here

Friday, June 11, 2010


The club would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Paul O Donoghue who recently made the Irish National Pike Angling team. Paul is a longtime member of the Boyle and District Angling club.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup.

John Conlon with his winning fish

Presenting the cup is Liam Mitchell (left) and Tom Commons (right) with Christy Ennis recieving the cup on behalf of John Conlon. To view more pictures of the`event click here .

On Saturday 5th of May we fished The Martin Michell Perpetual Memorial Cup, in beautiful sunny conditions on Lough Key. While the day was not really suitable for angling all the 26 anglers that took part enjoyed the day relaxing in the sunshine. Alot of small fish were caught and released on the dayand the winner with a fish of 8lbs 12 oz was John Conlon a weekend visitor to Boyle all the way from Dublin.

The presentation of the cup took place in Dalys Lounge on Saturday night where we also held an in house draw for a Hamper sponsored by Kellys Londis and the lucky winner was Kevin Mc Donagh. A second prize sponsored by Dennis Dodd of the Crescent Bar in Boyle was won by John Keenehan.

The club would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and members of the public who kindly donated to this worth cause, To our sponsors Dalys Bar for the entertainment on the night. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Plunkett Home Paitent Comfort Fund.

There is a meeting for club members tonight Thursday 10th of June at 10pm in Tawnytaskin school to finalise counting of monies raised over the weekend.

Keep a eye here for further updates and more pictures over the coming days .

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup

Boyle and District Angling Club will host the Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup on Saturday 5th of June 2010 on Lough Key. This is an open competition. Fishing will commence at 2pm and finish at 8pm.
Entry Fee will be €20 and entries fees will be collected at the Doon shore from 1pm on the day. All entries and donations collected will be given to "The Patients Comfort Fund" at the Plunkett Home Boyle.
Your support no matter how small will be greatly appreciated.
Light refreshments will be available at the Doon shore.
The presentation will take place in Dalys bar, Bridge street , Boyle at 9:30pm.
Next club meeting will take place on Wednesday June 2nd at 9:30pm in Dodds Crescent bar.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Annual Mayfly Cup Competition Results.

We fished our Annual Mayfly Cup Competition for the Odbert Cup over the weekend of Saturday the 15th and Sunday 16th of May. This is a beautiful Cup and was left to the club by the relations of the late Emerald Odbert who lived at Greatmeadow, Boyle.
We had a total of 19 anglers competing over the weekend and alot of Trout were caught over the two days, the majority of which were released after weighing.
Weather conditions were reasonably good although it was a little on the cold side.

The main prize winners were

3rd: Joe Tormey

2nd: Eamon Conroy

1st: Declan Conroy

We had our presentation in Wynne's Bar in main st. Boyle, and the club would like to thank Keith and Majella for the wonderful hospitality they provided on the night.
A great night of storytelling followed about the fish that were caught and the ones that got away, and the later the night got the bigger the fish got.
Our next competition will be the Martin Mitchell Cup and details of this event will be posted here in the coming days.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Open Mayfly Competition.

Boyle and District Angling Club will hold an open Mayfly competition on Lough Key for the Olbert memorial perpetual cup. The competition will take place over two days, On Saturday 15Th may and Sunday 16Th may. Fishing on Saturday will commence at 11am til 10pm and Sunday from 11 am till 8pm. Entries will be taken at the Doon Shore on Saturday morning between 10am and 11am. Entry fee is €20 euro per angler. The presentation will take place in Wynnes lounge on Sunday evening. If there is any changes to the above, details will be posted here.
For further details contact 086 8301261.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Easter Pike Angling Festival 2010

Boyle and district angling club hosted the 18th Annual Easter Pike Angling Festival over the weekend in reasonably favourable weather conditions. A large number of anglers, spectators and well wishers attended at the Doon Shore on both days of the competition.
we also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the formation of our club.

On shore entertainment and regular updates of information were provided by Dj Richie Burke and Martin Walshe.

As usual the ladies at the BBQ and catering marquee ably helped by Jordan Maye, did themselves proud with the range of foods they provide to ensure that no angler or spectator went away hungry.

Members from the regional fisheries board attended at every weigh station to verify correct weights for participating anglers.

Our own trained first aid officers were on duty but were thankfully not called into action.

The Boyle and District Angling Club patrol boat and crew kept a watchful eye on proceeding throughout the two days promoting fair play and ensuring the safety of all participating anglers.

The numbers of fish caught over the weekend were down on previous years probably due to the cold snap in the weather in the week leading up to the event, However some big fish were caught and the following anglers were the big winners over the two days.
Junior Competition Results U16's
Sponsored by Noel Daly Tiling.
Third place: Donal Commons with a fish weighing 4lbs 13oz
Second place : Tyrone Nulty with a fish weighing 6lbs 8 oz
And the winner: Mark Hughes with a fish weighing 7lbs 1oz.
All other junior anglers received a selection of fishing baits and equipment sponsored Terry Mann's Jamestown Tackle.
Ladies section sponsored by the family of the late Paddy Sharkey,
Felton rd Boyle.
Third place: Sheila Corish with a fish weighing 1lbs 4oz.
Second place : Helena Mulligan with a fish weighing 2lbs 10oz.
And the winner : Mary Chapman with a fish weighing 5lbs 7oz.
Club Members Prize.
An electric outboard engine sponsored by the Boyle and District Angling Club and the Genesis Bronze Statue sponsored by Moonstone Jeweller,
The winner was Tony Egan Snr with a fish of 17lbs 5oz.
There were also ten anglers who received additional prizes to the value of €100.
Main Prizes.
Third : with a cheque for €1250 with a fish weighing 17lbs 11oz Charles Stewart.
Second: with a cheque for €2500 with a fish of 20lbs 8oz Marc Egan.
And the winner: with a cheque for €3500 and the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup and coincidentally on our 30th anniversary with a fish of 30lbs even, Anthony Scally.
Boyle and District Angling Club would like to thank all their sponsors and everyone who came one board over the weekend for the huge effort needed to run this event.
To all the visiting anglers we hope you enjoyed your two days with us and we look forward to meeting you all again next year.
Further updates and photo's of the festival and upcoming events will be posted over the next week.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Fishing Competition 2010 Pictures

A selection of photos from this weekends event - Pictures of the winning fish weighing in at 30lbs 0oz, caught by Anthony Scally from Mullingar.

Monday, March 29, 2010

To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, Boyle and District Angling Club will have a special draw for All Participating Anglers. Winning Prize will be a package for 2 people from main sponsors : The Mayfly Hotel Foxford [website...] and Foxford Fisheries [website...] including 5 nights B&B I meal for 2, 3 Day Single Bank Fishing on the exclusive, private Foxford Fishery on the River Moy.

Boyle & District Angling Club is particularly grateful to its sponsors:

  • Ultimate Insulation Services
  • Joe Simon Building Supplies
  • Raymond J. Devine Developments
  • East Brothers Machinery
  • Hotel Foxford
  • Foxford Fisheries