The ITFFA Leinster Qualifier fishing competition takes place on the 1st October on Lough Owel.
Club allotted 4 competitors, two boats must be provided by same .
Venue : Lough Owel, start tome 10am, finish 6pm .
A fee of 20 euro paid by each competitor ( with competitors name ) to the following .
3 Woodstown Abbey
A draw will take place for boat partners.
By 15th September.
Sunday 14th August sees a trout competition on Lough Lene.
The details of the competition are a team of 4 can fish together in 2 boats.
Entry fee is €50 euro for the team with the proceeds going to the ITFFA.Enquiries to Marc O'Regan at 087 9153002
Today we welcomed a French Film crew to town. They're making a one hour programme about fly fishing in Ireland and they spent the day on the Boyne in the capable hands of our Secretary, Pat O'Toole.
Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen Association would like to invite Trim, Athboy and District Anglers Association to send some members down to compete in the International Mayfly competition (8th May 2016). Attached is a poster with all the relevant details. Should anyone be interested and need assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary, Brian Ferguson: email@example.com
This may also be an opportunity to open up communications with your Club and investigating ways of promoting our sport, particularly to the younger generations. The club looks forward to hearing from you.
Oughterard Anglers & Boatmen Association
Clubhouse, Camp St, Oughterard, Co Galway, IRELAND.
Telephone: 095 49052
Our recent AGM on Friday 4th March saw a great turnout by the members at which it was agreed that the membership fee for the coming year would remain the same.
A new committee was elected with a few new members coming on board to lend a hand while the top table remained the same with Joe O'Donnell as Chairman, Pat O'Toole as Secretary and Paul French as Treasurer. Denis O'Donovan remains on as PRO while Paul McManus was elected President and Gerry Lee as Vice President. Our new committee is made up of Andrew Dempsey, Jimmy Hyland, Martin Fagan, Derrie Leonard, Dermot Leonard Jnr. and Michael Hyland.
The Fisherman of the Year award was presented to Pat O'Toole by our chairman Joe O'Donnell.
The meeting closed with the chairman wishing everyone a good fishing season. Our opening day is Thursday 17th March so tight lines to all.
I would like to introduce you to an exciting project supported by the Atlantic
Salmon Trust, the film, ‘Atlantic Salmon – Lost at Sea!’
Click here to find out more details and watch some beautiful videos.
Trim Athboy Anglers will again have a stand at this year's Haymaking Festival on Sunday June 21st.
For anyone interested in fly fishing on the Boyne this is a stand not to be missed.
Learn all about our fishery and the works that have taken place over the past year.
We will again be offering free fly casting tuition with both single and double handed rods.
There will be ongoing fly casting demonstrations on the river and some fun competitions.
As part of the ongoing development of our fishery, the club has purchased a high quality microscope to aid in the surveying of our fish stocks. By examining scales from the fish, the microscope will enable the club to determine the age profile and health of the fish from various parts of our waters.
We need your help with this research by collecting a few scales from the fish you catch. We would appreciate it if you would take 2 or 3 scales from behind the dorsal fin of the fish and putting them in a PAPER envelope - DO NOT use a plastic bag as the scales will rot. The scales can easily be removed by scraping with the back of a knife or even your thumb nail. We are looking for samples from all size fish, not just the ones you keep so even scales the undersized fish that you release will be helpful.
We hope to have some envelopes to give out at our first competition next Sunday but feel free to use one of your own. Mark the envelope with the following information;
Date : .................. Specific River Location : ........................... Fish Length : ............................. Approx Fish Weight : ................................ Your Name (Optional) : .......................................
Return your envelope to any committee member as soon as possible so the scales are fresh. Our aim is to build up a picture of the age profile and health of our fish over the coming years. We will be posting photos of the scales here on the website as we progress.
This day and age we all carry cameras of some description - either our phones or maybe you have a little point and shoot with you while you're out fishing. We are blessed to have access to two beautiful stretches of water - The Boyne and The Trimblestown so we want to see your best photos of our river. To that effect the club is running a photo competition for the coming season and the theme is "Our River"
This competition is just for a bit of fun although there will be a prize for the winner. We want you to take a nice photograph that shows our river in all it's glory. The competition is open to all members of the club (excluding day ticket holders).
There are a few rules as follows;
The photos must be taken during the current fishing season so that means no old photos from previous years.
The closing date for entries is midnight Friday 2nd October 2015 - just to give anyone out fishing on the last day a chance to get their pics in.
There is no limit of the number of photos you may submit so get snapping.
Photos will be judged by Denlo Photography with the judge's decision being final - and he has a big gun!
To enter your photo you must email it firstname.lastname@example.org Your photo will then be added to a new competition gallery on our photos page for all to see.
Here's a few pointers for all you budding photographers.
So that's it folks. Get out there and get snapping while you're fishing.
Here's an example of something you might take.
Our AGM for the 2014 year will take place Friday 6th March 2015, 8:30pm in the Green Room, Castle Arch Hotel, Trim. All members welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.