Carrickmacross anglers have great success in competition

Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Junior Development Club had a stunning success at the recent NCFFI All-Ireland Angling Championships which were held in Cavan recently.

Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Junior Development Club had a stunning success at the recent NCFFI All-Ireland Angling Championships which were held in Cavan recently.

The Carrick club received a first and a third place in the senior competition of the junior event, aswell a win in the ladies event.

Carrickmacross Coarse Angling and Junior Development Club Members Jamie Edwards took the title with 9.9kgs and Lee Harris acheived a third place with 7.12kgs. In the ladies event Emma McMahon took the top weight.

According to the Fishing in Ireland website, the club are currently on a recruitment campaign and eagerly looking for new members.

“The club has been running a recruitment campaign for the last few years, initially using Fisheries Awareness Week and from this have developed regular coaching sessions and week long summer camps,” says David Byrne.

“This takes anglers from the basics of identifying the right gear, tying knots, setting up the gear and then on to how to fish and catch fish.

The coaching staff at the club give introductions to pole, whip, feeder and waggler fishing techniques and the fishing tactics associated with each.

“The wealth of experience passed on from the club members and coaching staff has ensured that the youngsters have had one of the best starts in what is sure to be very successful fishing careers.”

Carrickmacross, of course, is the centre of a network of premier coarse angling waters which produce excellent catches annually, and no wit is becoming a hotspot for local angling talent.