Paul Mcloughlin, Irish Angling Development Alliance, has all the news from Round 3 of their Summer league which took place on Sunday…
16 Anglers battled it out for a close running league last Sunday. Lough Sillan in Co.Cavan was the venue and many thanks to Francis and the local club for organising access and to our own club members who travelled the night before to peg and sign the venue.
Fishing was a lot different to the same week last year when roach on the pole line featured in abundance, this year very few fish were caught on the pole and those that fished at distance of 60/70 turns were rewarded with Skimmers and some good Bream.
We knew Andrius with the golden drawing hand (left one Andrius?) would be hard beaten when he drew end peg 16 at the bottom of the stretch with the wind blowing into the corner. True enough he landed some fine bream to finish with around 6 kg for the best weight on the day.
Walsh, Moloney and McLoughlin were ones to watch as they appeared to be the ones fishing at distance and getting the odd bream among periods of no bites but club Chairperson Padraig O’Riordan battled well on the playground end with over 2 kg to take a tough section despite loosing a 2 kg fish at the net!
Unfortunately the day was slightly marred by some very disrespectful boaters and water skiers who spend the last 2 hours of the match actually in the swims of some of the anglers. We are firm believers that everyone using any facility for whatever purpose should all respect each other but that principal seemed to be lost on these guys. Fair play to Alan in particular for keeping a cool head and laughing it off…
Overall we had a great day and the league is all to play for. Results and weights are below and while Mark Moloney takes the top of the leaderboard the fact that 2 droppers can be taken leaves the next 2 rounds as crucial deciders on the podium positions.
Roll on round 4!
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.