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Fishing Matches, Events and Festivals 2011

 

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Fishing Events and Festivals held in 2011

Fishing Events and Festivals are listed by Date

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The National Fishing Month   16th July - 14th August
Locally organised angling events offering non-anglers the opportunity to be taught how to fish, free of charge, by a qualified licensed Coach and within a controlled environment.

Website: www.nationalfishingmonth.com

 

 

Coarse Fishing Festivals and Events 2011

February

Ireland Angling Expo 2011   12th and 13th February 2011
National Show Centre
Swords
Dublin
Saturday 12th February 10am - 6pm
Sunday 13th February 10am - 5pm
Exhibitors Area
Angling Celebrities and Attractions

Website: www.irelandanglingexpo.ie/home

 

March

The Big One 2011  12th and 13th March 2011
UK's largest fishing sale / show
Farnborough Airfield, GU14 6XL
Show is open on Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.

Website: www.fishfacepromotions.co.uk

 

April

Lough Ree International Pike Festival   13th April 2011 - 15th April 2011

Lough Ree

Athlone

Co Westmeath

Republic Of Ireland

Boat angling event.
This pike fishing event running across three days will take place on Lough Ree.
Telephone:+353 (0)71 964 2743
Website: www.pikefishinginireland.com

 

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O’Callaghans Open Festival  1st May  - 3rd May
Inniscarra Lake

County Cork
Kevin Gray 07803 372756

 

Killeshandra Festival  2nd May  - 5th May
Lough Oughter

County Cavan
Lee Symonds 00353 87 277 1685


O’Callaghans Cup  4th May  - 6th May
Inniscarra Lake

County Cork
Kevin Gray 07803 372756

Waterways Ireland Classic  9th May  - 13th May
River Erne

County Fermanagh
Fermanagh Tourism 0286 6325050

 

 

 

South Antrim Fishing Festival 2011 21st – 28th May
A major, new festival, the first of its kind to take place in the Borough.

For further information and to register for the fishing competitions and coaching sessions, please contact Antrim Borough Council

Tel: 028 9446 3113 or email fishing@antrim.gov.uk

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com


Saturday 21 May 11am - 5pm
Flagship Event,
Market Square & Old Courthouse, Antrim The first ever South Antrim Fishing Festival kicks off in Antrim town centre with fly tying demonstrations, fish stalls, arts & crafts as well as children’s entertainment. One of the highlights of the festival features Jenny Bristow, celebrated chef and author, showcasing her skills as she demonstrates how to cook fish and seafood at her master classes at 12 Noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Sunday 22 May 10am - 4pm
Fishing Competition
Straid Fishery
21 Castletown Road, Ballyclare
T: 028 9303 8721

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Monday 23 May 6 - 10pm
Coaching Sessions
Tildarg Fishery Ballyclare

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Tuesday 24 May 6 - 10pm
Coaching Sessions
Toome Linear Park, Toomebridge

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Tuesday 24 May 5.30 - 9.30pm
Open Evening & Coaching Sessions Trout & About
56 Green Road, Ballyclare
T: 028 9334 9084
Professional game angling instructors will provide a variety of “talks and walks” around a series of indoor and outdoor demonstrations. There will be opportunities for casting, fly tying and lure making or simply sit back, relax and enjoy one of the presentations on fish species, aquatic insects and bugs and the river habitat features of the local rivers.

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Tuesday 24 May 10am - 6pm
Continental Market
Ballyclare Town Hall

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Wednesday 25 May 7pm
Filming Screening of Jaws
Old Courthouse, Antrim
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Wednesday 25 May 6 - 10pm
Coaching Sessions
Craigmore Fishery, Randalstown

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Thursday 26 May 6 - 10pm
Fishing Competition

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Thursday 26 May 6 - 10pm
Coaching Sessions
Straid Fishery, Ballyclare

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Friday 27 May Open Day 3 - 9pm
Coaching Sessions 5 - 9pm
Creeve Trout Fishing Lake
115 Staffordstown Road, Randalstown
T: 028 9447 8566 or 028 9447 2547
Professional game angling instructors will provide a variety of “talks and walks” around a series of indoor and outdoor demonstrations. There will be opportunities for casting, fly tying and lure making or simply sit back, relax and enjoy one of the presentations on fish species, aquatic insects and bugs and the river habitat features of the local rivers.
Website: www.southantrimfishing.com


Friday 27 May 6pm
Filming Screening of Finding Nemo
Old Courthouse, Antrim
A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home, and his timid father, who must travel to Sydney and search Sydney Harbour to find him.  T: 028 9446 3113

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Saturday 28 May 11am - 4pm
Fishing Competition
Tildarg Fishery
42 Breckenhill Road, Ballyclare
T: 028 9334 0604
Website: www.southantrimfishing.com


Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Free Day’s Fishing
Crumlin Glen
Crumlin & District Angling Association and Antrim Borough Council are providing a free day’s fishing on the Crumlin River for both
novice and experienced anglers. Professionals will be on hand to offer advice. Permits will be provided and pre-registration is essential. Antrim Borough Council T: 028 9446 3113

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Saturday 28 May 11am - 5pm
Flagship Event
Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
Coaching Sessions 12 Noon - 4pm
The South Antrim Fishing Festival Finale will be held at Mossley Mill with fly tying and fly casting demonstrations, fish stalls, arts & crafts as well as children’s entertainment. The festival also features Jenny Bristow, celebrated chef and author, showcasing her skills as she demonstrates how to cook fish and seafood at her master classes at 12 Noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Fly Fishing Competitions
Three fly fishing competitions are being held during the South Antrim Fishing Festival. Pre-registration is essential and full payment is required at time of booking. The Alan Kirkpatrick Memorial Cup will be awarded to the competitor who catches the heaviest fish during the Festival.

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

Coaching Sessions
Free one hour coaching sessions are being provided for novice anglers by professional game angling instructors at locations in the Boroughs of Antrim and Newtownabbey featured in the programme. The aim of these sessions is to provide young and old, male or female with an enjoyable introduction to angling. There will be opportunities to handle rods and learn to cast, retrieve and ‘play’ fish in as safe environment. The sessions will include health & safety considerations, tackle requirements and selection, various casting techniques with emphasis placed on the playing, landing and safe release of fish. All equipment required will be provided for the session and all participants must wear safety glasses which will be provided. Limited places are available and registration is essential for the sessions (Minimum age is 10 years old).

Website: www.southantrimfishing.com

 

 

June

Prosperous Gala  5th - 9th June
Grand Canal

Co Kildare
Dermot O'Farrell 0353 45 868955

Edenderry Festival  6th - 10th June
Grand Canal

Co Offaly
Pauric Kelly 00353 86 3503117

Gowna Over 50s Festival  6th - 10th June
Lakes around Gowna
Irvine Vaines 00353 6802669

 

 

Stena Challenge  13th - 17th June
Five different lakes around Gowna & Carrigallen
Anglers World Holidays 01246 221717

 

 

July

National Fishing Month   16th July - 14th August
Locally organised angling events offering non-anglers the opportunity to be taught how to fish, FREE OF CHARGE, by a qualified licensed Coach and within a controlled environment.

Website: www.nationalfishingmonth.com

 

Clones Festival  29th July - 1st August
Local lakes

County Cavan
Donal McQuirk 00353 86 8371169


All Ireland  31st July
Killeshandra

County Cavan
Eoin Schweppe 00353 86 051 5597

 

 

August

Vitners Cup  28th - 30th August
Inniscarra Lake

County Cork
Anthony Hogg 02920 732217


Ottewill Trophy  31st August - 2nd September
Inniscarra Lake

County Cork
Anthony Hogg 02920 732217

Gowna Festival  29th August - 2nd September
Local lakes

Co Cavan
Andy Bettinson 07967 690755

 

 

September

'THE BIG FISH spectacular 2011'

Great day out for ALL the family
Linford Lakes complex in Milton Keynes.
Saturday 3rd November (9am - 8pm)

 

 

Arva Festival  7th - 9th September
Local lakes

Co Cavan
Eamonn Gray 00353 494335127

King of Clubs  12th - 16th September
Cavan and Leitrim Lakes
Irish Ferries Holidays 08705 171717

Carrick on Shannon Festival  19th - 23rd September
River Shannon

Co Leitrim
Charlotte Fearon 00353 71 9620313

Monaghan Pairs  19th - 23rd September
Lough Muckno

Co Monaghan
Anglers World Holidays 01246 221717

Cootehill Championship  26th - 30th September
Local lakes

Co Cavan
Eileen Smith 00353 49 5553039

 

October

Carrigallen Festival  3rd - 7th October
Local lakes near Carrigallen
Ann McGovern 00353 49 4339938

 

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Sea Angling Festivals and Events

 

Whitby Spring Angling Festival 2011 – 2nd – 17th April – £1000 for heaviest single fish


Whitby Summer Fishing Festival 2011 – 18th June – 10th July – £5000 for heaviest single, plus many other cash and tackle prizes


Whitby Autumn Angling Festival 2011 – 10th – 25th September – £1000 for heaviest single fish


Whitby Winter Uptiding Angling Festival – Dates To Be Announced, 1st prize of £1000, for the heaviest single cod. £50 daily prizes One thousand pounds for the biggest fish over the festival. Plus many other place daily prizes.

 

Website:  www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/whitby-angling-festival

 

 

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2012

Fishing Events and Festivals for 2012

 

 

August

2012 O’Callaghans Angling Festivals
Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork. Ireland

 

August Open            August 25th               1 Day Event
Vintners Cup            August 26th - 28th    3 Day Event
Celtic Cup                 August 29th - 31st    3 Day Event
September Open    September 1st          1 Day Event

 

Festival pools and entry fee
1 day event €30.00 - 3 day event €110.00
Guaranteed 100% payout
All anglers must hold a current South Western Regional Fisheries Board permit.
The cost of which is not included in the above pools / entry fee.


For Further Information Please Contact Anthony Hogg
(Ireland) Tel. 029 20732217   Mobile 07760 408212

 

 

 

 

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