Emy and District Anglers PRO Enda Fields reports on the activity on the lake ths week. Fishing update:- Due to the recent cold spell, fishing conditions have been challenging, with only a few brave souls venturing out. Shore fishing is very difficult, presently, due to the high water level so any fishing is confined to boat. Co Louth angler Mick McShane netted a lovely fish recntly on his silver dabbler variant tying. Hopefully things will warm up by the end of the month and into April and the lake levels are dropped enough to fish the shoreline. Tight lines!

Trout Stocking: – Many thanks to Leo Mc Mahon and Jimmy Mc Kenna, for helping with our recent spring annual stocking programme.

Catch & Release: – To conserve trout stock, we encourage all members to practice catch & release on Emy.

Illegal fishing: – Please report any illegal fishing to any of the following court appointed water keepers, Dick Kiernan – 086-835-1378; Martin Mc Kenna – 086-347- 0372; James Skinnader – 087-6545-656; Enda Fields – 087-631-9298; Pat Foley – 087-240-5313; Giedrius Vilpauskas – 086-845- 8920; Stephen Cassidy – 086-823- 0908 or Martin F. Mc Kenna – 086-856- 5737

Youth/Adult beginners:- If anyone is interested in taking up the sport of fly fishing or if existing members interested in learning more about fly fishing courses/workshops etc please contact Martin 086 8565737 or Enda 0876319298.

River and lake litter clean up 2013:- Our club requires help on Saturday morning April 13th (from 10.30am-1pm) for our annual litter clean up in association with Donagh Development Association & Monaghan County Council Environmental section. Some great work has been completed since 2009 to improve our local environment. For more information please contact Enda on 087 6319298.

Club membership for 2013 as follows:-

New members welcome. Please contact membership officer & club secretary Dick Kiernan (086 8351378) for annual membership form & card for 2013. Membership costs as follows.

Seniors – € 60, OAP – € 50, Students (ID card required) – €30, Juniors (u18) – € 15, Juniors (u16) – € 10

Boat Hire/Day Tickets: Contact Paul Gormley (047 87573 or 0876128259)

PLEASE NOTE:- Emy Lake rules apply. Strictly, Fly-Fishing only. Club water keepers & IFI staff on active control. Please refer to lake signs for more information or feel free to contact any of the above officers.