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.