Waterford & District Coarse Angling Club have been busy running events on their managed fishery the Ballyshunnock Reservoir.

Jack Ryan's First Fish
Jack Ryan’s First Fish

The Family Angling Day run in association with National Family Recreation week and Waterford Sports Partnership saw young anglers and adults alike enjoy an introduction to various styles of fishing on the reservoir. Plenty of angling fun was followed by a BBQ but the highlight of the day was the launch of WDCAC’s first disability boat.

winning juniors
The winning juniors

The ‘Wheely’ is a purpose made vessel for the safe carriage of wheelchairs with suitable access for a range of mobility vehicles. The club who already cater for the disabled angler with purpose built stands on the reservoir are delighted that they can now offer everyone the opportunity to get out on the water no matter what life has thrown at them!

Mary Whittle
Mary Whittle about to set sail in the Wheely boat

The reservoir which is fishing well at the moment was also the venue for the first round of WDCAC’s Junior League at the weekend. The league which takes place over three Saturdays will see the juniors fish again this Saturday at Oaklands lake.