Today, Tuesday 22nd July was the final day of the Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Youth Development Club Fishing Summer Camp 2014 at the Brothers lake in Carrickmacross. This is the third year of the fishing summer camp which has gone from strength to strength every year.  In year 1 there were twelve participants, year two twenty youngsters took part and this years camp saw a total of 28 youngsters participate over the two weeks. Participants in the second week of the camp were returning for their second year and new recruits were signed as the event progressed. The original 12 participants are still fishing and no one dropped out on any of the days showing how popular the Fishing Summer Camp with the budding young anglers.

To mark the last day of the event a competition was organised giving the young anglers a chance to put all they have learned into practice. The skills that were learned over the duration of the camp were pain to see. Excellent and precision casting, feeding over the top and some great catches.  Lots of fish were caught by the youngsters with tallies being kept by the coaching team and their assistants. Everyone caught fish and the winner of the event caught a whopping 36 fish on the whip. All fish caught were recorded and released immediately to to water.

Organizers Tom Cogan and Peadar O’Brien congratulated all of the youngsters  on what they had learned and accomplished over the period of the camps and expressed their sincere thanks to the team of assistants who had helped out over the two weeks of the summer camps. Without them the event would have not taken place. After the gear was tidied away, prizes were awarded to the winners who got a great round of applause from the other competitors. As some children missed out on the camps because they were on holidays, the Club will be organising additional sessions so that these youngsters will have the opportunity to get involved in angling with the Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Youth Development Club.

If you would like to get involved in angling in the Carrickmacross area why not drop Tom Cogan an email at lcogan@eircom.net

Fishing gets the Thumbs Up from Kids, Coaches and Assistants at the Final Day of the Fishing Summer Camp Today at the Brothers Lake
Fishing gets the Thumbs Up from the Kids, Coaches and Assistants at the Final Day of the Fishing Summer Camp Today at the Brothers Lake in Carrickmacross
36 Fish Earns This Young Lady Top Honours at Today's Event on the Brothers Lake
36 Fish Earns This Young Lady Top Honours at Today’s Event on the Brothers Lake
This Young Angler Receives His Trophy from Tom Cogan
This Young Angler Receives His Trophy from Tom Cogan
This Young Angler Receives  Her Medal for Third Place
This Young Angler Receives Her Medal for Third Place
Tom Cogan Assists a Young Competitor at Today's Summer Camp Competition at the Brother's Lake Carrickmacross
Tom Cogan Assists a Young Competitor at Today’s Summer Camp Competition at the Brother’s Lake Carrickmacross