CLANE TROUT & SALMON ANGLERS Association,
oNCE AGAIN IT IS MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT THIS YEARS ANNUAL REPORT.
the water level on opening day was almost at summer levels and as a result quite a few members fished. throughout the month the fishing was good. the weather was typical for the month cool with frequent showers. Reports from members fishing during the month indicated that there was a good head 0f quality fish.
a work party carried out a clean up on the river , they also planted some trees along the riverbank. the river was fishable for most of the month as rainfall was light and there were no reports of artifical floods from turlough hill esb station.
during the second week of april the weather took a turn for the worst, falling temperatures and night frosts kept some members away from the river. the weather for most of the month was cool.
the new boat arrived on lough lene collinstown co. westmeath early in the month. you can book the boat by contacting tommy fagan on 086-1691231
The club also has a boat moored on lough mask in caher bay FOR information on hiring this boat you can contact john Bradley on 087 - 9809039
THE wet & dry COMPETITION was fished on the 20th. there was a very good turnout for this event with 14 members taking part. The weather on the day WAS VERY cold with a strong easterly wind.
THE olive HATCH did not begin until 3pm however some competitors had fish BY then AND the hatch only helped them to reach the 4 fish bag limit. peter doherty won the event with 4 fish (3lb 7 ozs) tony DOHERTY took 2nd place (4fish 3lb 1ozs) and KEVIN dunne finished 3 rd ( 4 fish 2 lb 14ozs )
THE MONTH OF APRIL ON THE RIVER WAS FOR THE MOST PART PRODUCTIVE AND ENJOYABLE FOR MEMBERS WHO FISHED.
THE GRaY CUP COMPETITION TOOK PLACE ON THE 5th. 12 members TURNED OUT FOR THE EVENT. it was a perfect fishing day overcast and warm. THE FISHING WAS GOOD AS RISING FISH WERE SEEN FOR LONG PERIODS . TONY DOHERTY won the event with 4 fish (3lbs 10ozs) NORMAN MORROW took 2 nd (4 fish 3lbs 5 Ozs) and fintan cullen finished 3 rd (3 fish 3lb 1 ozs )
the national was fished on Lough conn on sat 13 th . Clane had 4 members taking part. The fishing was slow on the day and it was very much a case of being in the right place on the day. the returns for the day were poor and unfortunately the clane members did not qualify.
unlike the previous season the weather was very good for much of the month and As expected the fishing WAS excellent AND MANY MEMBERS were seen on the river enjoying the evening rise to yellow may duns and sedges.
aNGLING PRESSURE WAS heavy for THE FIRST two WEEKS OF THE MONTH . there was a strong hatch of yellow may duns during this period and large numbers of fish were taken on this fly during the evening. however the better fish were taken on sedges during the evening rise
The weather prior to the Michael o’ REILLY COMPETITION WAS mixed. this competition was FISHED ON sat 7 TH .
13 members turned out on the night. THE FISHING WAS difficult throughout the evening. tHe EVENT WAS WON BY tony doherty (1 FISH 1LB 12OZS) 2ND was peter doherty( 1 fish 1LB 6OZS ) AND Pat cleere FINISHED 3RD ( 1 FISH 1LB 5oZS )
THE LEINSTER CHAMPIONSHIP WAS FISHED ON LOUGH OWEL ON THE 8TH. clane had 9 members taking part. the weather for the first part of the day was good with cloud cover and a slight ripple. reports suggest that most of the fish were landed during this period. the afternoon session was a different story. flat calm conditions and hazy sunshine 22 anglers weighed in fish for 14 places. tony doherty qualified to fish the national .
the leinster river championship was host by clane in conjuction with D.T. A. A. ON THE 15TH 19 anglers took part on what was a good fishing day. the competition is run under international rules and rewards consistancey over two sessions. anglers are drawn to fish a particular beat for the morning session and then move to the next beat for the second session. as with any river certain beats can fish well as was the case on the day .the lower beats did not fish as well as the upper ones.three of the five qualifiers where drawn on the upper beats . a total of 160 fish (20cm size limit) were recorded. 4 of the five qualifiers were fishing for n. k. t.a.s.a. paul dunne made up the five man leinster team. Our thanks to Tony doherty for the work his does in organising this event. ronnie miley and D.T.A.A. FOR THEIR COOPERATION AND TO SEAMUS MANZOR WHO PROVIDED THE REFRESHMENTS.
DESPITE THE FACT THAT JUNE WAS THE WETTEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN THE EVENING FISHING REMAINED GOOD THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.
The national rivers championship was hosted by N.K.S.T.A.A. ON THE 5TH.
JOHN HIGGINS OF N.K.S.t.A.A. WON THE EVENT
THE WEATHER CONTINUED IN THE SAME PATTERN AS JUNE . HOWEVER MEMBERS WERE NOT Deterred FROM FISHING THE EVENING RISE AND THEY ENJOYED SOME EXCELLENT FISHING.
The Twilight competition was fished on the 12th. with 14 members taking part. THERE WAS A GOOD RISE ON THE NIGHT. dENIS GOULDING WON THis EVENT (4 fish 3lbs 13ozs) KEVIN DUNNE tOOK 2nd PLACE (4 fish 3lbs 12ozs) and TONY DOHERTY FINISHED 3RD( 4 fish 3lbs 12ozs)
The first week of the month brought very Heavy rain and unsettled weather which continued for the month. fishing became difficult as the river was in constant flood. THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS FISHING WAS LIGHT DUE TO high water levels.
The poor weather continued for the first three weeks and the scheduled autumn cup was postponed due to the high water level. few anglers were on the river during the month. the last week of the month saw a big improvement in the weather , with warm settled conditions
the postponed autumn competition was fished during this period (28th).
The leinster lake qualifier was fished on lough ennell on the 27 th. clane had 6 members taking part . Terry walsh won the event with a fine fish of 3lb 12 ozs Harry smith and paul dunne also qualified to fish the national
OUR CHRISTMAS OUTING due to be held in RATHBEGGAN HAD TO BE cancelled due to severe frost.
Please note the change of address FOR the club treasurer .
mR PETER DOHERTY.
THE CLOSING DATE for renewals IS APRIL 1st. I WOULD ADVISE ALL MEMBERS TO RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP ON TIME AS THE CLUB HAS A CONSIDERABLE WAITING LIST and the closing date will be strictly enforced. It should also be borne in mind that lapsed members will incur the new members admission fee
it will not be possible to renew your subscription on the night of the A.G M.
a BOX WILL BE PROVIDED WHERE YOU CAN deposit YOUR COMPLETED RENEWAL FORM AND REMITTANCE. YOUR 2009 MEMBERSHIP CARD WILL BE FORWARDED IN DUE COURSE.
In order to comply with insurance terms it is necessary to charge all o. a. p.’s a subscription of €10.00
As is the custom , each year the committee selects a long standing member for honoury membership in recognition of their contribution made to the club . Tony doherty is to be thIS YEARS recipient. Tony is one of the founding members of clane anglers and over the years has given selflessly of his time to the club. He has been an active committee member for more than thirty years.
2008 saw the sad passing of paddy Baker of blackhall and noel conneff a brother of paddy conneff. May they and all deceased members and relatives rest in peace.
THE committee / club MADE A contribution OF €500 TO THE ALZHEIMERS ASSOC. OF IRELAND.
ENVIRONMENT MATTERS .
THE COMMITTEE STRONGLY RECOMMENDs THAT YOU PARK ONLY WERE YOUR CAR IS WELL OFF THE ROAD AND NOT CAUSING AN OBSTRUCTION. the committee ask that you avoid any confrontation over parking with residents living close to the river. THE MAIN AREA FOR PARKING IS IN THE VILLAGE AT THE BRIDGE. FISHING ABOVE THE BRIDGE ON THE GOLF COURSE STRETCH IS PERMITTED only IN THE EVENING . IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES please CONTACT ME ON 086- 8533755 .
i WOULD LIKE TO REMIND MEMBERS THAT WE OPERATE A STRICT 2 fish BAG LIMIT AND AS A CLUB WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CATCH AND RELEASE.
the committee request that ALL MEMBERS DISPLAY THEIR MEMBERSHIP BADGE WHILE FISHING and that you carry your membership cards with you .
Listed below is a reminder of the phone numbers of the waterkeepers and relevent bodies should you need to contact them to report pollution or illegal fishing.
The waterkeepers can be contacted on the following numbers :
KCC Contact John Shannon switch board of KCC
EPA Contact David Smith Switch board EPA
ERFB Contact Brian Beckett
FLAC contact Peter Doherty
THIS IS THE tenth SEASON THAT A POINTS SYSTEM HAS BEEN OPERATING TO DETERMINE THE TOP FIVE ANGLERS TO REPRESENT CLANE IN THE LEINSTER LAKE QUALIFIER AND FLAC RIVER COMPETITION.
aS THE RESULTS SHOWS THIS YEARS CONTEST WAS won by tony doherty with the highest numer of points since the point system was introduced.
1st TONY DOHERTY ( 47 pts )
2nd peter doherty. ( 39 pts )
3 rd Kevin dunne ( 27 pts )
4th pat cleere. ( 26 pts )
5th Norman Morrow ( 23 pts )
THE PRIZE FOR HEAVIEST FISH WEIGHED IN AT OUR COMPETITIONS GOES TO.
Tony Doherty WITH A FISH OF 1 lB 12 OZs
1ST Tony Doherty 4 FISH ( 1LB 12 OZS)
3 rd Pat cleere 3 FISH (1LB 5 OZS)
lISTED BELOW IS OUR COMPETITION dates FOR THE COMING SEASON. IF YOU INTEND TAKING PART IN ANY OR ALL OF THEM I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE. THE DATES ARE ALSO SHOWN ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS NO FURTHER REMINDERS WILL BE SENT DURING THE SEASON. the meeting place for our river competitions is manzors VILLAGE INN car park
Seamus Manzor for the use of his meeting room,which is much appreciated.
Paul Dunne for his meticulous records of our competitions.
Pat & MARY CLEERE for their generous sponsorship of the clubs membership cards AND FOR PROVIDING DAY TICKETS.
T.J. WALLACE OF CLANE FOR PROVIDING DAY TICKETS TO VISITING ANGLERS.
thanks also to Mary Cleere and JACK FINNAN OUR AUDITORS
The landowners whose permission to cross their lands is vital and without which there would be no ClanE anglers
the Fishery Board for their help and advice.
tight lines for 2009.