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.