Latest news from LAMDAA ahead of new season 2015
2015 Season and Restocking
To coincide with the opening of the 2015 Angling season, Loughmacrory Anglers have stocked the first stocking of triploid Rainbow Trout of the year on Monday 2nd of March. Approximately 200 trout were put into the Lough and this is one of seven planned stockings for the 2015 season which should enable our members to have a higher rate of success making the whole experience much more enjoyable.
The six sheelin boats have been reinstated to the Lough again after being wintered indoors. We would like to thank the committee members who showed up on the day to help out! And a special mention of thanks to Kieran Kelly for his help with lifting them both into the storage and out again.
Restocking always ignites the interests of the club members and none more so than our newest members from Camphill Community in Clanabogan which is a community made up of registered disabled adults and their carers, who have signed 30 residents up as Lamdaa members due to the astounding success of a number of taster sessions in 2014.
A few of our new members from Camphill turned up to witness the stocking of the fish and observed the process with great interest.
Lough Spring Clean
Lamdaa also have a “Spring Clean Litter Pick” day planned for this coming Saturday the 7th of March starting at 11am sharp to gather any litter which has gathered around the Lough over the winter months.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served to all participants.
Funding success for LAMDAA with Sport Northern Ireland and Big Lottery
The committee of Loughmacrory And Murrins District Angling Club are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Sport Northern Ireland for £10,000 from their Lottery funded Active Awards For Sport fund.
Sport Northern Ireland are the leading public body for the development of Sport in Northern Ireland and distributes Northern Ireland Executive and National Lottery funding to help develop Sport across Northern Ireland. We believe we are the first Angling Club to qualify for this level of funding from Sport Northern Ireland and we are very proud of this and hope to help other Angling Clubs to secure funding in future. This successful application has been achieved through lots of research and hard work by our committee and excellent support from Sport Northern Ireland staff Mike McClure and Conleth Donnelly. We also received some valuable guidance and mentoring from Dr Bethany Sinclair, who works for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
The project is called, “Our Angling story” and the primary objective is to introduce the sport of Angling to new participants and promote the health, well-being and social inclusion that Angling provides. The project will involve 28 Angling events over the course of the next 8 months aimed at junior boys and girls, vulnerable adults, Men’s Shed’s groups, families and female fishing sessions The funding will cover venue hire, new equipment for the club, transport and Instructors.
Chief Executive of Sport Northern Ireland, Antoinette McKeown commented:
“Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to have funded this project. It is great to see our investment of £10,000 is providing excellent value for money and increased sporting opportunities. Projects such as this are vital in increasing the number of children and adults experiencing, enjoying and participating in sport and physical activity”
A very small fee will be charged for each event and we will be announcing dates in the coming weeks.
Please keep an eye on our facebook page for further updates www.facebook.com/lmdaa
New Uniform and Banner
To help promote “Our Angling Story” we have had a new banner created to advertise our projects at Rectory Lodge Fishery.
We also unveiled our new Club fleeces with a revamped logo in line with our plan to re-brand ourselves and these are available at cost price by contacting any of the Lamdaa committee members
Membership forms will be available on the Litter pick day and have also been issued in Jackie Wards shop for prospective new members. Special discounted student season rates have been introduced this year which have already proven very popular.
Membership for 2015
Adults £50 / 18+ Students in full time education £30 / Under 18’s £10
Season runs from 1st of March until the 20th of October.
New Rules for Anglers on Loughmacrory Lough
• No littering
• Respect and due care must be shown to all other visitors
• No fishing without a rod licence
• No fishing without a LAMDAA permit
• No Ground Bait,Sweetcorn or Maggots
• All Brown Trout,Perch, Pike and Eels are to be returned safely and unharmed
• Fly fishing only from boats unless otherwise permitted by Lamdaa.
• Life jackets must be worn in boats
• A bag LIMIT of Two Rainbow trout Per angler per Day
Please follow us on facebook by searching “Loughmacrory & Murrins District Angling Association” for further updates.