Members of the Carlow Coarse Angling Club recently answered a call to help out a group of visually impared and blind anglers enjoy a day out at the Southern Counties Fishing Resort in Garryhill, Carlow. The local club have been very busy lately running eight week programmes in conjunction with the Carlow Sports Partnership, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Angling Council of Ireland, National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland. The programmes were engineered by A.C.I. trained coaches Gerry McStraw and Ian Warburton and have been a huge success with Rehab Carlow, the Carideas Centre Tullow and Cheshire Homes in Tullow. The Carlow Sports Partnership have now requested another programme be ran in September as the excitement in the different centres has spread.
The groups at the resort on Monday were from Carlow and Wexford and all thouroughly enjoyed the day especially visually impared novice angler Lilly who managed to land the new lake record weighing in at 13 3/4Lb smashing the previous record of 11 Lb. The new angling equipment was only picked up an hour before hand and was sponsored to the club by local shop Murph’s Fishing and shoe repairs on Tullow Street, Carlow. If you would like any information regarding the Carlow C.A.C. their programmes for people with disabilities or general angling on the river Barrow please do not hesitate to contact Chairman Gerry mcstraw on 085 2844566 or e-mail [email protected] or you could visit the very popular carlow cac Facebook page.
Lilly Sinnot, C/o NCBI for the partially sighted, Lochrann Centre, Wexford.
Breaking Southern Counties Record for the Largest Fish caught to date, her fish weighting in at 13.75 Ibs!!!
Southern County Fishing Resort
Milltown, Garryhill, Bagenalstown, Co.Carlow.
Telephone: 059 91 57773 / 087 9655544