Mark Carolan tells us of the Drogheda Coarse Anglers Club outing to Lough Muckno on Sunday last the 14th of April. After much anticipation Mark reports that “The Battle On The Boyne” spring/summer league of the Drogheda Coarse Anglers Club, finally got under way. Eight Anglers in total turned up for the first match of six, to fish White Island on Lough Muckno, Castleblayney.

With gale force south westerly winds whipping up the water some of the anglers had a bit of a challenge on their hands. The predominant and best method on the day was the feeder fished with a three foot tail into eighteen feet of water at thirty five turns out. On the hook maggot and caster found the better fish, of which there where Roach, Perch and Hybrids.

The best weight was put together by Mark Heffernan, who had an outstanding total of forty seven fish, giving him a very impressive weight of thirteen pounds and ten ounces. Mark showed his match pedigree by ringing the changes with his hook bait and presentation to keep the fish coming all day. Also in the money today was David Byrne who has to be said had the most difficult peg of all, but he really made the best of it. Well done to all our competing members today and we are all looking forward to the next match which will be held at Lough Shrinnky on Sunday the 28th of April. Finally, a quick mention for the winner of last years league Paul Murray and his son Jamie who unfortunately could not fish today because of a recent car accident Get well soon lads and hope to see you back on the bank soon.

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

[email protected] or give him a call on 087 2801178

Mark Heffernan with two of the winning fish.
Mark Heffernan with two of the winning fish.