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Name: PatsyH
12/8/2011
Thanks for the detailed report, Fermanagh reporter.
I would just like to add my appreciation for all the efforts put in by the organisers including Philip for providing camper van hospitality and not least Tommy for all the organisation work involved.
I canít deny doing a little snoozing, why change a long established tradition. I even landed a ďmonsterĒ trout during this stage and managed to take photos of same. But for some reason I canít find them on my camera.!
Ah well itís the memories that count.
Name: The Fermanagh Reporter
12/8/2011
The Moyola Angling club travelled to the loughs of fermanagh at the weekend for the last of this years away trips.
A few surprises this trip Mervyn Finley fishing for over 60 years has finally won a trophy for the heaviest Trout ,winning The Spectrum Cup, you could hear him laughing with joy from all around the lough.
Brian Bigmore is making a late challenge on the leader board after winning the Moyola Angling Still water cup,he had 3 double on Saturday which helped his cause, might make a new rule on this as people were talking behind backs Brian, never the less well done to you.
Philip has come on very well on the fly and also his cooking well done Philip but down a few points this time loughs dont suit him. Sean Henry and Patsy Mcann owe there ghillie a few bob as he put them over a lot of good Trout not his fault though that they couldn't catch them. Speedy made sure he diden lose the boat this time but has a strange way of doing it.
It was Speedy and wee Toms turn to  provide the entertainment this time around. Robert Paul had just the 2 flys with him, but left both on the only tree on the lough.
You couldn't watch John McCombe he s got a new camera Robert.
Wee Stanley was very quiet but still managed to tell everyone in Belleek what flys he was using.
Dessie Diamond managed a trout this time but wanted to join it when he put it back,you were seen Dessie. At least he owend up to it.
Moira would you let Patsy get some sleep at night he could be heard snoring in Derrygonnelly.
Christy Gillmore was seen walking on water but this miracle does not say he can catch bags of fish. He said he lost a lot of fish aye right Christy.
The Ballymoughan 2 John and Adrian Mckay with there new boat with Mervyn in the middle just do and go were  they want Willie wouldn't have look in when these gays are about.
That just leaves Philip and Seamus they are nearly as good at launching a boat as Speedy they should have been watching big Jack,this time Butter was in the right place at the right time in his new yellow boat.
            
Name: Dessie
10/8/2011
Many thanks to Tommy Mc Grath for organising another great weekend away, and to Phillip for the Hospitality Wagon and the bbq
Name: ciaran bradley
10/8/2011
hello all,creeve house competition.There will be 4 heats of 10 anglers pair heat,leading to a 5th heat being the final.The top 2 with the heaviest bag out of each heat will go on to fish the final which will have 8 anglers.All heats will be strictly catch and release using barbless or squeezed barbs fish will be weighed when caught.Prizes for the final will be fishing tackle rods reels lines etc more detail on this will follow.The cost pair angler will be £15,anyone interested should call me on 07907852646/02894472137.Each heat will start at 9am to 2pm your date to fish will be drawen at random so you could be fishing with no other club member,this should keep it interesting,tight lines ciaran,ps you will not hook harder fighting rainbows anywhere these are full finned top grade fish so come along and find out.
Name: John Mc Kenna
9/8/2011
I've just returned from a trip tpo Canterbury in Kent and whilst there we went on a punting trip on the River Stour that runs through the city. You could see trout dace and chub everywhere in the crystal clear water. The guide said that the local authorities were very "down on " anything which would be environmentally detrimental and wouldn't even allow electric engines to be used. Later I saw a fly fisherman casting in a pool 10 metres from an extremely busy road. The point I am trying to make is that if it is possible to have such pristine conditions in a river in a city of 50000 plus people in the most populated region of England then it puts the "powers that be" here to shame for the standards they settle for here.
Name: Tommy Mcgrath
9/8/2011
The competition report for the Moyola Angling Still Water Cup for the heaviest bag of fish, and the Spectrum Cup for the heaviest fish were fished for in Fermanagh at the weekend.
18 anglers traveled to the loughs of Fermanagh for a very injoyable weekend.

Winner of the heaviest bag of fish was Brian Bigmore with a total of 23lb 8 oz ,in 2nd place with 22lb 9oz was Robart Paul, and in 3rd place with 16lb 13oz was Tommy Mc grath all fish were returned so well done to Brian.

Winner of the heaviest fish was Mervyn Finley with a Trout of 1lb 15oz ,well done Mervyn, in 2nd place was Tommy Mcgrath with a Trout of1lb 13oz,and in 3rd place was our best junior John Mckay with a Trout of 1lb 10oz, all these fish were returned.

Winners of the pairs competition were Brian Bigmore and Tommy Mcgrath.

Our next outing is our charity competition and B. B. Q this Saturday, tight lines.
Name: Brian Bigmore
8/8/2011
Once again another great weekends craic in Fermanagh with the clubs away competition. Tommy did an excellent job as usual with all the organisation that goes into such a trip. Speedy hanging on for dear life to the end of his boat was priceless! Can't wait to see pics!
Name: Tommy Mcgrath
4/8/2011
The competition report for the Maguire cup on the 1st of August.
We had 20 seniors and 3 juniors out and with the evenings closing in on us again fishing finished at 10.30pm.
The river was low again and should have favoured the fly men but Tom Mullan showed us that worms can still take trout in low water, Tom had a fine trout of 1lb and a total of 1lb 10oz to take joint 1st place with Seamus Donnelly on the fly so well done Tom, in 2nd place was Tommy Mcgrath on the fly, and in 3 place was Robart Paul on the fly and his first 6 points of the season well done Robert.
Our best junior was Jason Bateson.
Philip Maguire lost a bit of ground on the leader board he is on 78 points with Tommy Mcgrath on 64 points and Stanley Aspinall on 56 points and with 20 points  on offer this weekend in Fermanagh anything can happen. There are still a few places avalable on this trip ring me on 07510076470.
Dont forget our charity competition and B B Q on the 13th of August for Cancer research Uk and Downs Syndrome Associations starting at Castledawson bridge at 10.30am and finishing at 5.00pm.
Tight lines.    
                      
Name: ciaran bradley
3/8/2011
HI ALL,
Creeve trout fishery will be holding a competition in the very near future,full details will be posted on this guest book soon,
tight lines ciaran.
Name: paul fulton
2/8/2011
very sad on the death of harold houeston, i can remember going into his shop when i was 7 to buy my first rod an reel and straight away harold wud give me advice and put me on the rite traks, im still very pationate about fishing today and alot of that was down to knowing harold, sadly i will miss him, r.i.p
Name: Jack
26/7/2011
Deepest sympathy to Robert and the rest of the Hueston family on the death of Harold.
Harold had been a great supporter of the Moyola Club for many years and he will be sadly missed in the village.
Name: Philip Maguire
23/7/2011
Hi Neil, there are lots off good places to fish above Castledawson, Try Curran Bridge where Grange flows into Moyola also above and below Tobermore Bridge and you can fish right up to Draperstown.

Philip
            
Name: Tommy Mcgrath
22/7/2011
The competition report for the T. S B Challenge Cup fished for on Monday evening, once again the river was very high which favoured the bait men again, there seemed to be a good few big fish in the river just now but none turned up tonight. Our junior John McKay tuck 1st place ahead of the seniors tonight with 1 lb 3oz which puts him well up the junior leader board,in 2nd place was Stanley Aspinall with 1lb 1oz, and in 3rd place was Philip Maguire which takes him to 76 points and 20 points clear  with 7 competition to go  he can still be caught, i know he would like to win the Maguire Cup next up on Monday evening 1 August at 7 00 so we will try to do something obout that. Our Charity Competition and B.B.Q For Cancer Research UK and Down,s Syndrome Association is on Saturday the 13th of August starting at 10,30am and is over at 5,00pm and is open to non members,we have a new junior competition on this day The Francis McAuley Memorial Junior Cup,so hope to see a lot of juniors out that day.  Enyone going to Fermanagh on our away trip i need names and money by 1of August. Tight lines
Name: neil duffy
18/7/2011
I was up fishing last saturday at newbridge and then castledawson, and was wondering is there any good spots on up the river i am bait fishing,any help and directions would be a great help thanks
Name: Thomas Mc grath
5/7/2011
The competition report for the Watterson Cup on Monday evening - the river was low for a change and favoured the fly men this week. There were 16 seniors and 2 juniors out. In first place and with his first win this season fly fishing was Patsy Harkin with a nice bag of Trout but is still well down the leader board.  In 2nd place on the fly was Brian Bigmore just 1oz behind Patsy and in 3rd place and first on the rostrum this season is Seamus Donnelly on the fly. Our best junior was Jason Bateson. The leader board has Philip Maguire on 70 points ,Tommy McGrath on 52 points, Stanley Aspinall on 46 points, Brian Bigmore is up into 4th place on 38 points, Barry Diamond on 36 points Patsy Harkin is up into 6th place on 32 points ,and also doing well is Patsy McCann on 30 points. Our next competition is the T.S.B Challenge Cup on Monday 18th July at 7pm.  The Moyola and The Mid Ulster Angling Club held their annual Charis Charity competition at Lough Fea on Saturday.  Between the 45 anglers and donations we collected £895.00 which was great.  The winner of the T&B O'Kane decorators for the heaviest fish was Mid Ulsters Ted Willis and The winner of the SHJ Joinery Cup for the best bank angler was Moyola's Seamus  Donnelly.  The winner of the Sperrin View Cottages cup was Moyola's Brian Bigmore.  The winner of the Tobermore Concrete Cup for the heaviest overall bag of fish was Mid Ulster angler and chairman Denis Ferguson.  Prizes were donated from Crawfords Fishing Shop in Maghera, George Gourley, Denis Ferguson, Henry Noble, Mark and Paul Henry from Polycolour Paints, Paul Graham's Fishing Shop, Ciaran Bradley, Stanley Aspinall and Antony O'Hagan.  I would like to thank Robert Paul for all his help and also to Valerie Beattie for all her help and all those at Charis that helped put this day together.  See you all next year - Tight lines.
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