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 "

Monday, 7 September 2009

09/10 Events
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

A Day Out with Dave Kelbrick

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 Tope are back in town

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

Muckno Clean Up

Pac Members took part in a clean up operation for the 'poor anglers' who leave all their rubbish behind them. It's a sad fact that a small fraternity of people will not take their rubbish home with them and spoil the natural beauty of the loughs they visit. It is a lot easier to carry it home than bring it so why not do your envoiroment a favour and take it with you.
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

New PB for Grooner

Sunday 14th Feb

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!!

Angling Ireland Show 2009

Sat 14th & Sun 15th March

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....

Loughs Agency Annual Fair

March 7th & 8th

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

Annual Prize Giving and Dinner

Saturday 4th April 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.

Ramor Date Moved

14th Feburary 2009

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

Twenty, twenty vision....

Sunday, 11th January

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

An evening with a pike fishing legend Neville Fickling

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.