Leixlip and District Anglers Association fished the Intel Trophy at the weekend…

A bright evening
A bright evening

The Intel Trophy was fished on the weekend and what fabulous weather greeted the Leixlip Anglers, with anticipation of a good evenings fishing all set out for the river, many with different tactics in mind how to handle this weather, some suggesting fish early with dry flies & nymphs, some suggesting hold off till dusk & attack then with the sedge, who was correct, turns out all of them as fish were caught all through the evening & into the night.

We had a tie for first place with Dermot Mitchell & Kevin McLaughlin both catching 68 inches for their bag total, the winner was decided on count back in the end with Kevin McLaughlin winning out with his biggest fish of 15 inches trumping Dermot’s biggest of 12 inches.
Sean Meila was third with 66 inches.

Aidan Crean presenting Kevin McLaughlin with the trophy well done Kevin
Aidan Crean presenting Kevin McLaughlin with the trophy well done Kevin

Well done Kevin one of very few people to win the Intel trophy in back to back years who’s name isn’t Brian Coffey (Ha Ha Ha) and well done to all who fished on a cracking evening and caught loads of fish, who says you can’t catch in bright sunlight.

The League table is now fully up to date and is heating up nicely with 2 lake & 2 river comps still to come only one point covers the top 5 places, the next couple of competitions will prove instrumental in deciding who rises to the top.


Go fishing…

The Ryewater is a fly only river. Leixlip and District Angling Association control the stretch of the Rye Water from Kellystown Lane to Leixlip Village.  Day tickets are available for visiting anglers who wish to fish the Rye Water. They can be obtained from The Leixlip Amenities Centre. Tel: 01 624 3050

To contact the club see https://www.facebook.com/Leixlip-and-District-Anglers-536755009827825/ or http://leixlipanddistrictanglers.blogspot.ie