Ryan from Athy & District Anglers reports on the third and last match of their 2023 summer league…

Crazy winds made this match particularly challenging! The wind rarely let up throughout the match, forcing most anglers to stay close to the bank with their poles. With little hope of getting to the middle, deeper parts of the canal most anglers would take to the margins in an effort to lure out any larger fish hiding. One such angler struck into a beautiful tench on a silverfish top kit, with a super-light elastic the tench had the run of the swim and promptly made it’s escape!

Not all was lost though, a few anglers had some exceptional fish in their pegs and went about expertly retrieving them. Peg 5 surprised most with a fantastic showing of tench, while peg 24 kept its reputation of being a very strong peg delivering a confident 2nd place. Peg 15 also delivering well on roach as well as tench, giving a strong 3rd place! Elsewhere, hard days were had with pegs 9, 14, 16 and 22 delivering less than a pound in weight.

Overall a hard fished match, and a tight finish to the summer league. Let’s check out the results!

  1. Ollie Flynn – 9lb 10ozs
  2. Chris – 7lb 14ozs
  3. Colin – 6lb 12ozs

Huge well done to Ollie Flynn our winner and to our framers too. A hard match well fished lads, great stuff!

League results

The totals are tallied, the weights are in, and the draws resolved by combat. It’s time for the overall Athy & District Anglers Summer League results!

The tie for 2nd place was resolved on overall weights, with Ollie Doyle coming out on top at 18lb 15ozs total vs Chris’ 16lb 12ozs total. Well fished lads!

  1. Colin Oliver – 6pts
  2. Ollie Doyle – 13pts
  3. Chris – 13 pts
  4. Ciaran – 19pts
  5. Hugh – 21pts
  6. Ollie Flynn – 22pts

Well done all!

Thank you

First a huge thank you to the Clanard Court hotel of Athy for sponsoring us with a spot prize of a free meal for 2! And also a huge thank you to Athy Plant Hire for sponsoring the match as well! Greatly appreciated by the club.

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Go fishing

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Athy & District Anglers Club was formed in 1959 and to this day they continue to pursue their goals of protecting, maintaining and encouraging the sport of angling in the greater Athy area. The club works with local authorities to improve and maintain local fishing areas as well as organizing events and matches for local and national anglers. Athy & District Anglers Club welcomes all new members and all age groups to the sport! If you’d like to get involved, please check out the Getting Involved section of their website.

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