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Angling Notes: Ireland reels them in during a universe predator championships

The comfortable balmy continue was fast deteriorating as Ireland’s Predator group explored a H2O on dual rehearse days forward of a Fipsed universe championships on Rutland Water in East Midlands, England.

On foe day, a Irish teams of Tomek Kurman and Jacek Gorny, and brothers Steven and Andrew Powell got off to a good start opposite 40mph winds and tough fishing to furnish 22 fish and 27,087 points for sixth position.

Team Ireland’s Andrew Powell with roost during a universe predator championships on Rutland Water, England

With a dual pairs ranked 13th and 14th they headed into a second day in high spirits. Concerns about catamaran racers and determined cold sleet done conditions really difficult.

This sum with a change in fishing area for one Irish vessel left a group incompetent to gain on their position and while many fish including zander were caught, a sum series was lower, withdrawal a group to finish in 10th position.

Team manager Tomek Kurman, said: “Angling during general turn is tough though rewarding. Each year we revisit opposite countries fishing a accumulation of venues and constantly learn from these trips. Of course, we wish to win though a believe acquired and a intercourse of a participating teams all contributes to a good experience.”

Whilst a vessel group is already comparison for a 2019 universe championships in South Africa, preparations are underway to name a 2019 bank and 2020 vessel teams. Ahead of a qualifiers, expressions of seductiveness are invited in these dual disciplines. For serve details, see

Knowledge required

The 2018 Buckland Lecture, entitled: “A History of Salmon Management in a British Isles” by Dr Ronald Campbell, will take place during University College Dublin on Nov 20th, 2018.

The harangue will offer an event to hear one of Europe’s tip salmon managers pronounce on how both systematic and “direct from a riverbank” believe has sensitive and misinformed government of a singular salmon apparatus over a years. Admission is giveaway though we contingency book your place on

A stirring first

There was a superb audience during a Angling for All Facility in Aughrim, Co Wicklow final Tuesday for a Dublin Angling Initiative’s (DAI) get-together of youngsters from many of a Youth Outreach Programmes in a Dublin region.

Now in a 14th year, a beginning was set adult essentially to move immature people into a competition by approach of fishing trips, talks on a sourroundings and to emanate an recognition of what lies underneath and above a many lakes, rivers and sea.

On a day, fishing was delayed for a initial hour with usually a handful of fish caught, however, things picked adult as casting softened and a fish “turned on”. At tighten of play, roughly all had possibly met or held fish to finish with a total of 33 rainbows.

One memorable impulse occurred when Leon Noctor, aged nine, from Dochas Family Centre, Clondalkin, held his first-ever fish. He ran and skipped all of 30 metres to tell his friends, shouting: “I held a fish, we held a fish.” we have no doubt he will always remember a occasion.

Leon Noctor, aged nine, with his initial ever fish, assisted by fisheries officer Gerry Wynne during Aughrim Lake

At a display of prizes in a on-site pavilion, DAI coordinator, Rory Keating thanked all a helpers who done a day a good success including IFI staff, Josie Mahon, Des Chew and Gerry Wynne. Brian Beckett, IFI’s Eastern River Basin District Director presented a new trophy, bequeathed by a late fisheries manager, Sean McMorrow, to a winning team, Sphere 17 from Darndale.

The fishing park is open each day from 9am. Tel: 0402-36552 or

All wrapped up

Several layers of wardrobe were a sequence of a day during Annamoe Trout Fishery for a second winter joining with temperatures dipping to 4 degrees. Nevertheless, 19 anglers braved a continue to land 47 rainbow trout, all of that were totalled and safely returned.

Sphere 17 from Darndale, winners of DAI tour to Aughrim (l to r, front row), R Keating (DAI), C Hayes, L Davis, J Powell, H McCabe, S Hanlon. (Back row), S McGrane and B Beckett (IFI)

Results: 1, D Wilkes, 8 trout, 354cm; 2, N Madden, 7t, 261cm; 3, H Smith, 6t, 257cm; 4, D Doyle, 5t, 222cm; 5, D Leccardi, 4t, 167cm. Remaining heats: Nov. 10th and 24th. Grand final: Dec 8th. Enquiries to Brian Nally, 086-259 8563.

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