This is a brief update on fishing competitions held on the 17th of August. 14 members took part. Jack Foley was the winner of the junior trout competition and the Dan Barry cup. Patrick O’Halloran picked up a junior prize and spot-prizes were raffled and won by 5 participants in the event. Two members reported meeting fish but no salmon caught.
Finger food and presentation at Pa McGrath’s was enjoyed by all and the chairman thanked all for participating in a successful event. There will be another day out in September for the John Enright cup.
We will keep you updated. Best regards, William O’Halloran, Honorary Secretary, The Shannon, Mulkear and District Anglers’ Association.
The Patagonia clothing company which supports numerous environmental campaigns is assisting with the carrying out of a petition against open cage salmon farming in Ireland, Iceland, Scotland and Norway. It will be presented to the Oireachtas and to the Government in Ireland’s case. Salmon Watch Ireland are the coordinators of the campaign in Ireland.
The following is the link to the petition https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/stop-europe-s-dirty-fish-farms and I hope you will be able to support it.
Please feel free to pass the petition on to others who might be sympathetic to the cause.
Team Limerick clean up will take place this Good Friday. We will be cleaning up the area around Abington Bridge. Meeting at Abington grave yard at 10 AM. All are welcome.
We have been informed by the ESB that the area from the long field to Browns weir will be open for spinning this year (2017). Strictly single barbless hook and no worm or prawn fishing.
The 2017 AGM will be held this year on Tuesday, the 28th of February, at 8 PM in Crokers, Murroe.