Preparations begin for Open Day 2008

17 June 2008
LOCAL children and novice anglers will be given the opportunity to learn some invaluable fishing tips, as the Moyola Angling Association will once again host an Open Day in September this year.

Following on from the huge success of last year's Open Day held at Tobermore Ponds, the committee members have once again voted in favour of running the event for a second year.
View more pictures of last year's event here...

Although an official date has not yet been set, members of the Moyola Angling Association have embarked upon preparations to make this year's event bigger and better.
Activites at the open day will include fly-casting lessons, entomology [insect life], fly-tying, duck race and general angling advice.

Book your place for Sessiagh
Club members are also reminded that the annual trip to Donegal will take place on the weekend of August 9 and 10 and bookings are now being taken for accomodation in Dunfanaghy. The venue will be the idyllic Sessiagh lake which is home to wild brown trout. If you have not already booked your place, then please do so as soon as possible by contacting Tommy McGrath on 07901711135 or send email
Lend a hand for BBQ
Any member of the Moyola Angling Assoictaion wishing to give Paddy Gray a hand in his preparations for the forthcoming charity barbecue, are more than welcome to do so. Paddy and his family have given invaluable assistance to the club's hatchery over the years, and it is hoped that members can support this event in any way they can.
Springwatch transformation for Castledawson
The Moyola Angling Association have been praised for their participation in the recent Springwatch event at Riverside Estate in Castledawson to create a Breathing Place. Moyola's Vice Chairman Andy Glendening said club members had played a central role in the project working in partnership with local residents. The event was covered by BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Newsline.
A full report and pictures from the event will appear on the site soon.
To view pictures of the event from the BBC website click here...
Fly casting at Shane's Castle this weekend
Fly-casting and other country sports activities will be top of the agenda at Ireland's leading Game Fair, The Irish Country Lifestyle and Medieval Festival, at Shane's Castle in Antrim this weekend [June 21,22].
The breathtaking Shane's Castle venue will be the idyllic setting for a magnificent programme of events, attractions and exhibitions that will dazzle sporting and non-sporting visitors alike.
This year family fun is even higher on the agenda alongside the more serious business of the new All Ireland Game Fair Championship heats in 'hunting, fishing, shooting' country sports.

Whilst the competitive arena remains at the heart of the event with unrivalled competition structures and the largest prize funds ever seen at any game fair in Ireland, a fabulous feast of fun, fantasy, food, and family entertainment is promised for all.

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