Gerry McStraw, Chairman of Carlow Coarse Angling Club reports on a cross border match held on the River Barrow in Carlow.

Lazy River Cafe Cross Border Peace Match

Members of the Carlow Coarse Angling Club in conjunction with the Tagit fishing club based in Belfast recently held a cross border coarse angling match in Carlow Town. The match was held as part of a weekend of angling and was thouroughly enjoyed by the visitors from Belfast who all stayed locally at the Holiday homes in Graiguecullen. Chairman of the Carlow C.A.C. Graiguecullen man Gerry mcstraw arranged the match with Mr Scottie Lonsdale from the Tagit fishing club who are heavily into youth development and cross border relations. The local club were selected due to their constant work with youth development and work with people with disabilities amongst other things. The weekend was sponsored by Mr David Cowan from the Lazy River Cafe in Graiguecullen. Mr Cowan commented that it is great to see the river barrow in Carlow being used especially to promote the peace process and his company and will continue to support the most active coarse angling club in the country. Mr Lonsdale made a statement that the Tagit club were made feel more than welcome, caught and released plenty of fish and look forward to next years match. Pics of this event can be viewed on the very popular carlow cac Facebook page.

Neville Martin Carlow C.A.C. vice-chairman left and Chairman Carlow C.A.C gerry mcstraw right with members of the Tagit fishing club Belfast.

If you would like any information regarding the Carlow Coarse Angling Club or indeed fishing the river Barrow please do not hesitate to contact Gerry mcstraw on 085 2844566 or e-mail [email protected] The club are still running their programme in conjunction with the Angling Council of Ireland, the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and Carlow Sports Partnership and can be seen every Tuesday morning from 10:30am along the banks of the river Barrow facing the Town Park.