Paul Mcloughlin, Irish Angling Development Alliance, has all the news from last match of their Summer league which took place last Sunday…

Last Sunday saw the conclusion of our summer league. We headed to the River Barrow at the picturesque town of Graignemanagh.

On arrival it was obvious that the day was going to be tough as even with depths of 15ft the bottom was clearly visible and there was virtually no flow.

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Mark Moloney had already got the league wrapped up but in the interest of fairness he decided to fish the last round anyway and his drawing arm had been as good as his casting arm all season and it didn’t let him down as he drew the downstream end peg.

The other places were hotly contested with 5 anglers all capable of snatching second place. Padraig, Trev, Grazvidus, Sean and myself all in connection for 2nd to 5th position, all drawing shoulder to shoulder in the middle of the section.

2 hours in and I only had 1 bite to show for it while Mark and Trev were getting the odd tiny dace. The lads at the top of the section could be seen swinging the odd fish while Padraig and I remained fishless..

Two hours in I changed tactics to waggler to reach the tiny bit of oxygenated water in the centre of the river. Finding 15ft there and feeding nuggets of Groundbait on a slider line found me bites which were hard hit from the fast dace but kept me busy for the remainder match.

Padraig still remained biteless despite fishing 16m while Trev and mark’s pole linIe completely died off. Perhaps Padraig shouting at the rugby on the radio didn’t help his swim?

The weigh in showed me taking section A and Mark and Trev following.. Section B was won by lukas with grazvidas and Sean taking second and third respectfully.

The possibilities of the permutations of the points were hard to work out when you take the anglers best 4 rounds into account with Mark and Paul clear winners but trev and grazvidas tied for second in points and Padraig and Sean also tied. A countback on weight separated the anglers with trevs 60kg in Oakland’s standing to him. Sean’s weight from round 1 was the difference and he pushed Padraig out of the prizes.

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Many thanks to everyone who fished the very enjoyable league and special thanks to Kris Connolly for keeping the scores throughout the league. Thanks to all those who helped peg out at each match and to Padraig for registering and officiating each draw.

Lastly to the winners well done on the consistency throughout the league. A special mention to Mark Moloney who came through with maximum points for an undisputed win.


Paul McLoughlin

Naas & District Anglers

The New Naas & District Anglers Club was set up on the 31 August 2012. Our Club is a Social club. The waters around Naas are Home to brown trout ,salmon,eels, pike, perch, bream, rudd,tench. Naas and District Anglers are dedicated towards getting kids involved in the sport of angling.
Club Members are responsible for restocking and ensuring that all angling byelaws are complied with.
Membership of the club is always open and we welcome new members with open arms.