Dublin Trout Anglers' Association

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Gerry Storms Ahead

Great day on Lough Lene yesterday for the Elvery Cup. Thanks as usual to Fran Nugent on another excellently run competition. We had 25 anglers taking part and in windy conditions it was Gerry Heaslip who came first with great a fish of 4.44 lbs congratulations Gerry.

Donal Rafferty was second with a fish of 3.85 and 3rd was Fran Nugent with a fish of 3.655 lbs . The best junior angler was Almha Mcdonnell with a fish of 2.6 lb.

Gerry now storms in to the lead for angler of the year. Two competitions left to decide the champion DTAA angler of 2017.

The DTAA Juvenile Competition and family day

The DTAA Juvenile Competition and family day was a great success. We had 11 anglers of all ages who had 15 fish. Top spot went to Alex with a fish of 50cm (he had 3 fish for the day) and Nessa in 2nd with a fish for 46cm. Full results at the end of this post

The weather was good with the heat of the previous week subsiding somewhat. Dublin Trout anglers provided good humour and excellent assistance and coaching to the juvenile anglers though some did not need it including 12 year old John F who could put anyone to shame with his outstanding casting skills or Almha M who, in addition to being on this year’s Irish youth team, tied and share some cracking parachute midge flies that produced several fish.

The day rounded off with a BBQ courtesy of Stephanie and Tom and following that, prize giving.

Thanks to Courtlough Trout Fishery for hosting, to Southside Angling for support on the prizes, to DTAA for funding the event and, finally, to the juvenile anglers themselves to came out on the day with the support of the parents, family and friends. They’re the future of DTAA and angling.

1. Alex, 3 fish, longest 50cm
2. Nessa, 1 fish, 46cm
3. JP Doyle, 3 fish
4. Alannah, 2 fish
5. Kate, 2 fish
6. Terence, 1 fish (38cm)
7. Jake, 1 fish (30cm)
8. Evie, 1 fish
9. Almha, 1 fish
10/11, Emma Jane and John, no fish

Tom Lands a cracker

LM Byrne Cup. At Lough Lene. Champion angler Tom Hipwell takes top spot with John O’Neil and Gerry Heaslip taking 2nd and 3rd. Tom’s fish was 4.4 lbs. Gerry had 18 fish to the boat, John has 12 I think… Dave Canning got the special weight prize for a fish of 3.8 lbs (?) that he caught with 10 minutes to go just outside of Tommy Fagan’s at the reeds. Big thanks to Fran as usual for organising this and the other competitions and to Tommy Fagan and Lough Lene Anglers for hosting DTAA.