Emy Anglers Receive Grant Aid from Monaghan County Council
June 15th, 2012 | by David Byrne
Emy and District Anglers received a grant aid cheque for 750 euro from Monaghan County Council towards the club’s 2012 River Enhancement Programme. To date, members of the club have cleaned and cleared a good portion of the Mountain Water River and have begun, with the help of the Inland Fisheries Ireland, spreading and raking 8 tonne of trout spawning gravel into the river. The Mountain Water river flows into Emy Lough. It is hoped that in the coming years the lake might see a return to higher wild trout numbers. It is also planned that further river enhancment, clearing and cleaning works, will continue and be ongoing over the next few years. The Club expresses its thanks to the Monaghan County Council and the Inland Fisheries Ireland for all their help and assistance in the above and for helping to promote Emy Lough as an excellent fly-fishing wild brown trout fishery.
The grant aid cheque was presented by Mayor of County Monaghan, Seamus Coyle, at the Lake on Thursday, June 14th. Treasurer of the Club, Jimmy Skinnader, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Club. Also present were – Niall O’Connor – Environmental Section, Monaghan County Council; Cllr. Seamus Coyle – Mayor of County Monaghan; Jimmy Skinnader – Emy & District Anglers Ltd; Enda Fields – Emy & District Anglers Ltd; Liam Murray – Inland Fisheries Ireland; Martin Mc Kenna – Emy & District Anglers Ltd.