The river Barrow system recently played host to anglers from all over the country both pleasure and match fishing. Chairman of the Carlow Angling Club Gerry McStraw visited the anglers on the Athy road and commented that it was great to see so many anglers on the river system. Two sections of the canal were in use on the day, the lower section just up from Levitstown played host to visiting anglers anglers having a club day out. The section just above the Grotto was used by visiting anglers from Enfield, Edenderry and other clubs for their competition.

The chosen and favoured method on the day was the long pole which some anglers used to have cracking results, other methods included waggler and stick float fishing. Several double figure bags were reported with Hybrid Roach/Bream over 2Lb, Dace, Perch and nice sized Roach being caught.

Carlow Angling Club have now opened their membership for the year and plan many events for the coming year which will include Coarse angling, Trout angling, Sea angling, Pike fishing days out, programmes and B.B.Q’s amongst other things. The local club have now affiliated to the Irish Angling Development Alliance (I.A.D.A.) If you would like any information regarding the river Barrow or indeed the Carlow Angling Club please do not hesitate to contact:

Gerry McStraw on 085 2844566 or e-mail [email protected] The club regularly update the Carlow cac Facebook page and will add anyone interested in angling.