Loughmacrory Community Fish Festival 2014

Loughmacrory & Murrins District Angling Association (LAMDAA) are pleased to announce an adult/junior day on the 28th and 29th of June as part of our plans to introduce angling to the public, an introduction to angling on both boat, bank at Loughmacrory Lake.

Juniors are welcome and encouraged to bring an Adult/Guardian. For absolute beginners we will have qualified instructors available on both days, so, no excuses!   Get the kids down to the lake and give them an experience of a life-time absolutely free!

All juvenile participants will receive a complimentary annual membership to the Loughmacrory Angling Club and free Loughs Agency rod licence for juniors for the season.

Spot prizes will be awarded throughout the two day event and larger prizes will be awarded based on skills and talent shown.  Rods/tackle/bait will be provided to those who require them to participate on the day.

Boat angling juniors will be navigated by a member of LAMDAA staff and will be required to be accompanied by an adult/guardian.  Boat trips will be on a first come, first served basis and trips will last no longer than an hour if demand is high.  Buoyancy aids will be provided to all going on boats and are compulsory were life rings are not available.

Loughmacrory and Murrins District Angling Association would like to acknowledge the support of Loughs Agency in sponsoring this angling event and also the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Events over the two day festival include:

Fly Tying– Fly tyers from around Ireland and Europe will provide expert instruction. 

Fish Dissection- Identification of internal and external anatomy of different fish species.

Electrofishing Demonstrations– Demonstrate research techniques and equipment used on the Rivers and lakes.

Casting Demonstrations – Will provide essential tips to help master the cast. Instructors include:

o   Ireland’s world famous Peter O Reilly.

o   Pat Hughes, Paddy Keenan & Brian Keoghan.

Angling Youth Events Boat & ShoreExcellent competitions for young anglers to compete for prizes/awards.

 

Ireland’s World Famous Peter O’Reilly

Peter is one of the five APGAI-Ireland angling instructors and will be delivering tuition and demonstrations in single and double handed fly casting and fly tying, at the Loughmacrory Community Fish Festival 2014 this weekend. Peter is also one of Ireland’s leading authority on the trout and salmon fishing for which his country is justifiably famous.  He has been fishing for more years than he cares to remember. Early in his career he set himself the task of providing his fellow anglers with factual information on Irish game angling as well as the flies to use and how to fish them.  Peter will also have some of his renowned books on sale and if you have any of his books bring them along and get Peter to personally sign them to you.

Fly tyers include:

o    Dean Armstrong

o    Jang Quintus (Luxemburg)

o    Ben Weytjens (Belgium)

o    Steven Moates

o    Brendan Gormley

o    Frank McMullan

o    Paddy Keenan

o    Gary Bell

o    Lawrence Finney

o    Roy Christie

o    Shaun Miller

o    Reece Connor

Event commences: Saturday 28th June, 10am.

Event ends: Sunday 29th June, 5pm

Contact details:

Loughs Agency-Lionel Knobbs                                                      

Email:lionel.knobbs@loughs-agency.org

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 71 342100

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