oNCE AGAIN IT IS MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT THIS YEARS ANNUAL REPORT.
the water level on opening day was good due to the dry weather prior to the 1st. the water temp was good and many members had good fishing during the month. smuts and olives were about and some nice fish were taken on these flies
best flies during the month were the
hares ear nymph ‘ smuts and small dry olives
the weather was cool for the first week of the month. during the second week of april the weather improved and olives began to appear. it was during this spell of good weather that the wet & DRY TOOK PLACE. there was a very good turnout for this event with 15 members taking part.the size limit was reduced on the day ( 2x10in and 2x11in ) bag limit 4 fish.Most successful flies were olive nymphs and dry olives. pat cleere won the event with 4 fish (2lb 6 ozs) tony DOHERTY took 2nd place 3 fish (1LB 9ozs) and peter doherty finished 3 RD 2 fish (1 lb 7 OZS)
THE MONTH OF APRIL ON THE RIVER WAS FOR THE MOST PART PRODUCTIVE AND ENJOYABLE FOR MEMBERS WHO FISHED. best flies during the month were nymphs and again dry OLIVES SIZE 16 / 18
THE GRaY CUP COMPETITION TOOK PLACE ON THE bank holiday weekend sunday 1st. 11 members weighed in 19 fish. ( 33 last year ) it was a very windy day with bright sunshine. iron blues ,black gnats and hawthorn flies were about .FIRST AND SECOND PLACE WENT TO THOSE WHO FISHED THE GOLF COURSE SECTION. KEVIN DUNNE won the event with 4 fish (2lbs 15zs) TONY DOHERTY took 2 nd 4 fish (2lbs 14Ozs) and PETER DOHERTY finished 3 rd (4 fish 2lb 9ozs )
the leinster river qualifier was fished during the month on the n.k.t.a.s.a waters tony and peter doherty came through to fish the national
the weather was 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.
THE MICHAEL O’REILLY TROPHY WAS FISHED ON THE 5TH 9 ANGLERS TURNED OUT ON THE NIGHT.THERE WAS A GOOD RISE ON THE NIGHT WITH A GOOD HATCH OF YELLOW MAYS AND SEDGES TONY DOHERTY WON THE EVENT 4 FISH (2 LB 15OZS) TERRY WALSH TOOK SECOND 4 FISH ( 2LB 14OZS) AND KEVIN DUNNE TOOK 3RD 4 FISH (2LB 9OZS
the national river championship was fished again on the n.k.t.a.s.a..a waters peter doherty won this competitive event and will be fishing for ireland in june on the river tay
our thanks to mick deeley and his committee for the staging of the river competitions
ANGLING PRESSURE WAS heavy for MOST 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 in july was for the most part GOOD; members fishing THE EVENING RISE ENJOYED SOME EXCELLENT FISHING.
The Twilight competition was fished on the 9 th. with 7 members taking part. THE RISE ON THE NIGHT WAS POOR.
terry walsh WON THis EVENT 4 fish(3 lbs 2ozs) KEVIN dunne tOOK 2nd PLACE 4 fish (3lb 1oz) and tony DOHERTY FINISHED 3RD 4( fish 2lb 15Ozs)
The autumn cup was fished on the 14th 12 members returned 20 fish. The stretch above and below the bridge fished best on the day. the event was won by tony doherty 4 fish (2lbs 8ozs) peter doherty took 2nd ( 4 fish 2lbs 5ozs ) and terry walsh finished 3rd(4 fish 2lbs 4ozs)
the WEATHER FOR MOST OF THE month WAS GOOD. MANY ANGLERS HAD GOOD FISHING DURING THE EVENING RISE. all the usual flies for this period worked well,
the liffey shield was fished on 11th with 3 teams taking part clane ,north kildare and dublin trout. the Clane team of kevin dunne ,tony doherty ,peter doherty and norman morrow won the event
The GOOD weather continued into the first week of the month. the HARRY SMITH CUP WAS FISHED ON THE 4TH 10 ANGLERS RETURNED 16 FISH. the early part of the day fished best. heavy rainfall in the afternoon resulted in a poor rise
the last 2 weekS of the month saw mixed weather and as a result the fishing was very patchy.
OUR CHRISTMAS OUTING WAS held in rathcon fishery 23 members took part. the weather for a change was kind to us and 84 fish were caught and returned. the days fishing was followed by our traditional christmas meal in the westgrove hotel in clane. the committee would like to thank betty hayes for her generous sponorship of the junior prizes
the reduced renewal subscription of €35 for seniors intermediates €10 and €5 for all other members will remain in place for the coming year.
The committee would ask you to take some time to check the renewal form. on the form you will see a provision for you to enter your mobile number or e-mail address. the reason for this request is to compile a data base to notify members of competitions and events that you need to be inform of. The data base will allow the committee to contact you by text or e-mail rather than snail mail. Norman morrow will be compiling this data base and your cooperation would be much appreciated
Please note the address OF the new club treasurer .
mR conor graham.
7 lowtown manor.
THE CLOSING DATE for renewals IS APRIL 1st. ALL MEMBERS MUST RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THIS DATE.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT LAPSED MEMBERS WILL INCUR A NEW MEMBERS ADMISSION FEE.
THE ABOVE RULE WILL BE STRICTLY enforced as THE CLUB has a considerable WAITING LIST.
please be aware that nO FURTHER REMINDERS WILL BE SENT REGARDING RENEWALS.
In order to comply with insurance terms it is necessary to charge all o. a. p.’s a subscription of €5.00
I would like to remind all members that when using the clubs boats you must book them in advance and must at all times be signed for.
our second boat has been moved to lough sheelin for the coming season. the boat is located close to the village of mountnugent and on the crover house hotel road at the north end of the lake. john murphy is the contact for directions and the hiring of the boat 086-8779058
As is the custom each year the committee selects a long standing member for honoury membership in recognition of their contribution to the CLUB. TERRY WALSH is to be thIS YEARS recipient. terry has BEEN A very active committee member for many years AND IS THE CURRENT CHAIRMAN. HE CAN ALWAYS BE relied upon to contribute in any way he can to the actiivities of the club.
THE committee / club MADE A contribution OF €250 TO THE ALZHEIMERS ASSOC. OF IRELAND.
IN ADDITION THE MONIES RAISED FROM THE LIFFEY SHIELD €640 WAS DONATED TO FR paul o’ boyle OF CLANE / RATHCOFFEY PARISH. THE MONEY WAS USED for the PARISH BENEVOLENT FUND. FR JOHN THANKed THE CLUB AND HE ALSO EXPRESSED HIS GRATITUDE TO D.T.A.A AND N.K.T.S.A.A.
2011 SAW THE SAD PASSING OF TOM CASEY BROTHER OF MICK CASEY KATHLEEN MARRON GRANDMOTHER OF JONATHON MORRISSEY ALSO PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR. in early january annie duggan mother of richard also passed away MAY THEY AND ALL DECEASED MEMBERS AND THEIR RELATIVES REST IN PEACE.
an updated map of the clubs fishing is available on our web site
EUGENE O’HAGaN UPDATES THE SITE REGUARLY AND IS ALWAYS KEEN TO POST ANY INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS. MEMBERShip RENEWAL FORMs CAN also BE DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SITE.
THE SITE IS WELL WORTH A VISIT.
eugene can be contacted on 087 – 2531604
THANK YOU AGAIN EUGENE
River clean up
a river clean up will take place on sunday 19th feb. the committee would welcome volunteers on the day. If you can spare 2 hours please give your name to a committee member on the night of the agm
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. should 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 and the use of barbless hooks.
the committee requests that ALL MEMBERS DISPLAY THEIR MEMBERSHIP BADGE WHILE FISHING and that you carry your membership cards with you.
Listed below are 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:
CONOR GRAHAM 086 3870991
TONY DOHERTY 087 2572956
TERRY WALSH 087 2553795
Peter DOHERTY 087 6769977
NOEL CUNNINGHAM 086- 8107249
KCC Contact John Shannon 045 980200 switch board of KCC
EPA Contact David Smith 1890 0335599 Switch board EPA
ERFB Contact Brian Beckett 01 2787022
FLAC contact Peter Doherty 087-6769977
A POINTS SYSTEM is in OPERATIon TO DETERMINE THE TOP FIVE ANGLERS TO REPRESENT CLANE IN THE LEINSTER RIVER / LAKE QUALIFIER AND FLAC RIVER COMPETITION.
members should note that the committee have decided to introduce a new competition the spring cup to be held on sunday 4th march
the 2011 top rod was tony doherty
1 st tony doherty (55 pts )
2 nd Terry walsh (44 pts )
3 rd Kevin dunne (44 pts)
4 TH peter doherty (39 PTS)
5th norman morrow (28 pts}
THE PRIZE FOR HEAVIEST FISH WEIGHED IN AT OUR COMPETITIONS in 2o10 GOES TO.
Kevin dunne WITH A FISH OF 2 lB 5 OZs
AUTUMN CUP ;
1ST TONY DOHERTY 4 FISH (2LBS 8OZS)
2ND PETER DOHERTY 4 FISH (2LBS 5OZS)
3RD TERRY WALSH 4 FISH (2LBS 4OZS
bELOW are 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
SUNDAY march 4 th spring cup (10.30 to 4.30)
SUNDAY august 12 th Autumn Cup ( 3pm to 9pm )
Seamus Manzor for the use of his meeting room, which is much appreciated.
Pat & MARY CLEERE for their generous sponsorship of the clubs membership cards AND FOR PROVIDING DAY TICKETS.
p. j. wallace main st clane for providing day tickets
thanks also to Mary Cleere and JACK FINNAN OUR AUDITORS .
tommy fagan who looks after oUR boat on lough lene PHONE 086-1691231
john Murphy who looks after our boat on lough sheelIn PHONE 086-8779058
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 2012.