This weekend sees a hectic schedule for the Drogheda Coarse Angling Club, starting with their FAW event “An Introduction to Coarse Angling” on Saturday 11th May on the Boyne Canal at Oldbridge. Drogheda Coarse Angling Club invite you to join with them to learn all about the sport of Coarse Angling at this “FREE” event. Members of the club will be demonstrating the “how to” of getting started in this great hobby and pastime. Club experts will inform you about tackle choice and how to pick the right gear, set up your tackle, tie knots and rigs, choose your swim (fishing spot) and set up. They will also describe the types of bait available, how to choose the right bait and how to prepare it. In addition, they will be describing water craft and how to read the water, the different types of coarse fish, how to spot fish, baiting up and describing the fundamentals in getting started including tips and tricks of the trade. This introduction will be followed by a practical demonstration on pole, whip, waggler and feeder fishing techniques, targeting coarse fish species such as roach, perch, skimmers, bream and hybrids. During this demonstration the Drogheda Coarse Angling team will be showing you how to recognise bites, how to strike and play the fish and finishing up with unhooking and handling techniques. The practical demonstration will be followed by a “have a go session” during which those attending the event will be able to try their luck against the wily fish of the Boyne Canal. The event takes place from 10am to 1pm on the Boyne Canal at Oldbridge. The club will also be recruiting new members on the day, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get involved in angling, a hobby for life. This “FREE” event is open to all and beginners, novices and improvers are all welcome to join in. Parking is available at a number of car parks on the Slane Road side of the Bridge. Please be careful when crossing the main Drogheda to Slane road and approaching the canal from across the bridge.

To take part in this event please contact: Mark Carolan at 087 2801178 or by email at [email protected]  For further details and information on this and other Fisheries Awareness Week events please visit the Fisheries Awareness Week website at

Kids Should Have Great Fun at this Event on Saturday

Sunday then sees the club off to Lisanisk in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan for the third match in the Spring/Summer League. Mark Heffernan has a two out of two 100% record and will be looking to make it three in a row. The results of the match will be published on Sunday evening so keep an eye out here for the news. The club are still recruiting new members but membership has grown considerably and now is the time to join up with this progressive club if you have been thinking about it.

The 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