Monday, 11 October 2010

RA111 2010/2011 Events

October 24th - Lough Lene (Westmeath)
November 25th - Regional Meeting (Armagh Fire Station)
December 28th - Lough Erne (Enniskillen)
January 28th - Guest Speaker (Armagh Firestation) [color=red]to be confirmed[/color]
February 26th - Loughs Agency Camlough Event (Camlough) [color=red]to be confirmed[/color]
March 24th - Regional Meeting (Armagh Fire Station)
April 23rd/24th - End of year bash (Lough Ree)
June 26th - Tope Trip (Carlingford)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Erne Fish-in report

7 pikers braved the conditions down on the Erne on Dec 28th, not a lot to report except we all froze in the sub artic conditions
As you can see from the photo's the conditions were still and foggy but it didn't deter 6 men travelling a round trip of nearly 200 miles to try their luck, that was a major achievement in itself.

Two of us sat it out on a jetty but nothing took our baits, It was hard conditions all round with Davy Mac having the only run of the day when his bait was lifted but alas on the strike he lifted into thin air, or should that be water there will be better days

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Erne Fishin 28th December 09

Time to get the woolly warmers on for the regions last event of 2009, this was a great success last year with the best fish falling just over 22lb for local angler Ian Coulter.

The Erne catchment runs through the town of Enniskillen and with plenty of productive swims both bank and boat to choose from any thing could happen.

Boats will be launching at the ‘Round O’ around 8am, but if your as keen as I am and fancy wetting a line before this then we are all meeting up back at the Round O' around 16.30 for one of Gerry’s infamous BBQ’s.

Type 'Erne Tours' into google map for directions.

Hope to see you all there……….

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Thursday, 10th Dec 09

True to his word Phil Wakeford took the long journey from England to present an inspirational slide show in Armagh's new fire station on Thursday evening. It was plain to see that Phil has a deep passion towards Esox and even though he enjoys other species he finds nothing more pleasing than a big hen resting on the unhooking mat in all her glory.

After a succesful 3 years as the PAC President Phil continues to show his commitment towards the sport, and with an early retirement on the cards I'm sure there will be many more stories to be enjoyed over a pint of black stuff.

All monies collected at the door were presented to the Fire station's benevolent fund in a way of appreciation for the continued use of the new complex.

RA111's Committee wishes to thank Phil for the effort put in to help support the region and look forward to him visiting next year to attend one of the Regions annual Tope fishin's.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Friday, 16 October 2009

RA93/RA111 Inter Regional Fish in

The PAC inter region fish in was finally here and 15 Scotts from RA93 arrived to cause disruption on the shores of our Irish lakes. There were plenty of fish caught with biggest going to our own R.O. at 17.5lb.

Words from Sandy Mackie RA93's R.O. "A big thanks to the guys of ra111 for your hospitality and help at this
years lough muckno event.
We had a brilliant weeks fishing thanks due to you lads sorting out access
for us and your advice on tactics was duely noted with a few good doubles
caught over the week.
A special thanks goes to Gerry,the man who got out his bed
at 4am to meet us at six and show us down to our swims(your a star m8).

As usual Saturday was bbq night,and you guys sure know how to put a bbq
on,the burgers along with a few beers gave way to some awesome banter
and a cracking night for all.

The lads of ra93 thank you all very much indeed and cant wait till next
years trip.

See you all soon

Sandy "