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Great Fishing Opportunities as Drogheda Coarse Angling Club Seek New Members

February 28th, 2013 | by

The Drogheda Coarse Angling Club are continuing their recruitment drive for new members and to promote coarse angling in the Drogheda and surrounding area. This week Mark Carolan shares some more secrets on fishing the Boyne Canal at Donore just outside Drogheda.

A Stretch of the Boyne Canal at Donore

Mark reports that this stretch of the Boyne canal system is approximately one and three quarter miles long. Coming in from the pump house end of the canal you will find that the water is three to four feet deep for three to four hundred yards, and after that it’s about six to seven feet deep. The deeper water is where the better fishing can be.

The water is constantly moving with a running slues at one end which makes the canal more like a drain than an actual canal. The canal itself is very narrow with rich green vegetation on both banks interspersed with some groups of trees, which give good cover. There are no pegs yet, but you will find approximately fifteen swims along the bank. A gravel path runs the length of the canal with off road parking at both ends of the canal.

The Club has fished this stretch of canal a lot during the autumn and winter and it has produced some good bags of fish. In summer the canal is choked with weed which makes it difficult to fish.

The best method to use is the stick float but sometimes ledgering can produce some bonus fish. Maggots, dendrobaena, and bread punch will catch fish on the day. The canal holds good stocks of minnow, gudgeon, roach, and perch.

The Boyne Canal at Donore Can Produce Some Nice Bonus Fish

If you forget your flask or lunch you can get a warm mug of tea, a slice of apple tart, and a warm welcome across the road in “The Boyne Currach Centre” which is run by Claidhbh & Sinead O Gibne.

The Drogheda Coarse Angling Club is actively recruiting new members so if you are interested in joining this progressive club why not drop Secretary Mark Carolan an email to

marktheangler@gmail.com or give him a call on 087 2801178

Just as the Light Fades Can be a Time for Action on the Boyne Canal at Donore


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