Wednesday, 23 December 2009
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
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
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
See you all soon
Monday, 7 September 2009
PAC Convention 26th. September, 2009-08-23 (individual travel arrangements this year.)
(Region report and photos for all attending?)
Inter- Regional Fish-in- RA111 Vs. RA93- Lough Muckno- W/end 8th. October, 2009.(Boat and bank. Bivvy or personal accommodation arrangements only.)
Loughs Agency (L.A.) / PAC joint Pike Comp.- Camlough Lake, Newry, Co. Armagh- Sat., 14th. November, . Boat and bank- PAC to agree comp. Rules with L.A. invitation to all N.I. pike clubs
PAC Talk- Thursday 10th. December. Venue and speaker TBC.
Regional Fish-In: Lough Erne- Monday, 28th December, 2009.
(Bank and Boat)
Regional Fish-In: Lough Ross, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh- 6th. February, 2010.
(Bank and Boat)
Regional Fish-in: Lough Eglish- Co. Monaghan- 6th. March, 2010- (Bank Only.)
End of Year Meeting/ Prize giving/ Fish-In- Lower Lough Erne- 24th. April, 2010. Venue tbc- Investigating Irvinestown and Lusty Beg. Investigating possible speaker-
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Region 111 Treasurer Donny Uprichard could not believe his luck when he won the PAC raffle's top prize a two day trip with none other than Dave Kelbrick. Donny a very keen lure angler himself was obviously delighted with the prize and who wouldn't be!
He met up with Dave and they fished lures for two days the fish were really hitting the lures and the jerkbaits were the weapons of choice.
They ended up with well over 60 pike for two days out and half of them were going into double figures.
here a few of Donny's words......What can I say about Dave? He is a true gent, and a really down to earth guy. His lure fishing knowledge is second to none. I learnt a lot from him, with regards to my approach to lure fishing, and pike location, which will undoubtedly improve my catches on the waters here
All I can add is GREAT fishing Lads,well done
The PAC Tope days are scheduled for 28th June and 16th Aug there are still some places available, If you are interested in getting out to catch this exciting species get in touch with Robbie Marsh.
There have been some fish showing already and Robbie and Grooner have both had fish to the boats, with Robbie having 3 fish to over 30lbs in a few hours one evening last week.
Monday, 6 April 2009
During the recent fish in Region 111 members took time out to remove rubbish left by 'poor anglers' the council then came and collected it. Robbie Marsh the RO of 111 said " We left the lough a lot cleaner than when we arrived and added he would like to thank all the members who gave up their time to clear up"
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Hope Castle 4th April 09
A well attended end of the year bash was had by all, the fishing was secondary to the crack although there was a 16lber and a 12lber caught along with one boat of outstanding fishermen who managed to get 6 fish in, all fish were coaxed by lures, it was good to see faces new and old with three new members all being taken out on members boats. Members from as far as Clare and Dublin attended.
The members took time out from their fishing to fill bags of rubbish that littered the shores of the lake, it was sad to see but nice to give a little back.
The prize giving was an excellent piece of entertainment after a good 3 course dinner, the craic was mighty as a lot of grown men went into a second adolesence.
The winter league was a close fought event and finally the cross dressers team narrowly edged it in a three horse race.
RA111 member of the year went to Micky McKenna
Best Fish of the year went to Donny Uprichard 28.08
Best Lure Caught Fish went to Dermot Ogle 23.00
Greediest man of the year goes to ALex Denby (aka Burger King)
Well done to all who turned out!
Monday, 23 February 2009
There is no stopping Hugh Rooney as he breaks his PB for the third time this season, he bagged this 23lb beaut only 4hrs into a 3day session on a new water. If he keeps this up we'll have to book him for a slide show next season.
Congratulations from the members!!
Busy time for the Region the second fair in as many weeks, it is a tiring couple of days so any help that can be provided by the regions members will be appreciated.
Look forward to seeing you there....
RA111 will be attending the Loughs Agency Fair on both the 7th & 8th of March, this will be a good opportunity to reach out to potential new members and help towards lifting the face of Pike fishing in general through out N.Ireland.
If any members are available to help out on either day please contact Robbie Marsh or Gerry Linden.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Hope castle on Lough Muckno has been chosen as the venue for this years prize giving event. There will be fishing on the Saturday along with one of Gerry's famous BBQ's then up to the castle for a 3 course dinner and a few quiet beverages (more like a heavy session). For those that are fit, up for a fry on Sunday and back on to the lake.
As the season comes to a close and the alcohol starts to flow I'm sure there will be some interesting conversations, we might even here the Rutland story.......
Hope to see as many people there as possible, please contact Robbie Marsh or Gerry Linden if you are interest in joining in on the fun.
65 Euro to stay in the Castle, this includes Breakfast and your 3 course meal. 25 eruo for those just looking to stay for the meal.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Lough Ramor fishin date has now been moved to the 14th February, I apologise on behalf of the committee for any disruption that this may have caused.
Please contact me for any further details 07727044623.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
After absorbing Nev Fickling's talk on Thursday night RA111's Press Officer Matt Dean headed out with a boost of enthusiasm only to find his chosen swim thick with ice, knowing that it would be a while until the wind and rain cleared the ice he vowed to return the following day.
Like a kid on xmas morning he bounced out of bed and quickly found himself in his chosen swim, eyes still glued together he found the swim still partially frozen. Not one to give up easily he managed to break through enough to cast out a bait and just as well he did as he managed to tempt a fine fish of 20.08lb.
As if this wasn't just reward he was blessed with a second twenty shortly after changing his Roach for an oily whole Herring, and at 20.04lb it completed a fine brace that would have put a smile on anyones face.
Friday, 9 January 2009
70 pike fishermen turned out from all over Ireland to watch a slideshow given by Neville Fickling at Dobbens St Community Centre, Armagh. A frosty January evening made the turnout all the more remarkable but if you take your pike fishing seriously it is an evening you wouldn’t want to miss.
Neville started his three hour talk and slideshow at 7.30 and he concentrated on his Irish fishing adventures showing us some extremely large pike he had caught over the last 4 decades. Neville held the UK record pike for a number of years in the 80’s with a fish caught from the Norfolk broads which weighed in at 41lbs 6oz. He showed us some pike that we all dream of catching and his best Irish fish which weighed in at over 38lbs.
During his lively talk he passed on some great tips of where to locate the huge fish and if you listened carefully you came away full of hope and inspiration for your next foray along the river banks. PAC region 111 would like to thank Armagh City & District Council Sports Development Department for supporting the event through providing the venue.