Memorial Angling match on the Barrow huge success
August 7th, 2012 | by Myles Kelly
The Annual Michael Lyons Memorial angling match for people with disabilities was held recently on the river Barrow in Bagenalstown, Co.Carlow and was a complete success with groups travelling from Carlow and as far as Dublin. In total fifty four anglers competed in the competition which is in it’s eleventh year and seems to be growing bigger and better every year with loads of fish being caught. The competition is put together by the Lyons family in particular Michael Lyons every year in memory of their father Mick a keen angler. Fish caught on the day ranged from Perch, Eels, Roach, Trout to Dace the most common caught fish on the day, most anglers caught on the day and thoroughly enjoyed the day out on the Barrow.
The Carlow Coarse Angling club looked after the biggest of the groups from the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin which had twenty five participants in the Competition all of whom caught on the day and managed a second and third placing using various techniques which included Feeder fishing, Whip fishing and Float fishing. A special thank-you must go out to all sponsors of the event which there are a lot and the volunteers who gave up their time to help manage the event along with the Lyons family. All participants on the day received medals and most got prizes donated by various local business and well wishers.
There was good representation from the Carlow Coarse Angling Club, The Leinster Coarse Fishing Federation, The Angling Council of Ireland and the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (N.C.F.F.I.) the national governing body for coarse anglers in Ireland amongst others. Chairman of the Carlow C.A.C. Gerry McStraw thanked all for helping both on the day and Irish Bait and Tackle in Ballyconnell, Cavan, Murphs in Carlow town and Main Irish Angling, Blanchardstown, Dublin for helping and donating lots of equipment for use in such projects.
If you would like any information regarding the up and coming King of the Barrow one day festival which is to be held on Sunday 19th August 2012 please do not hesitate to contact Gerry on 085 2844566 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org