Thursday, March 1, 2012

Team Ireland 2012 Fundraiser Competition

The Fundraising competition for the 2012 Ireland Boat Angling Team is now only a week and a half away. The competition itself is on Saturday week, the 10th March. The funds raised will be used to support the Ireland Boat Angling Team in its quest for glory in the World Boat Angling Championship 2012 in France this Sept.

Show your support by signing up to fish this comp!!!

If you want to enter contact Kit Dunne on 087 - 6832179 or Myles Howell on 087 - 2525162. Entry fee is €60 for seniors and €20 for juniors. The boats will be provided by the charter skippers of Cork Harbour Angling Hub and will be leaving Kennedy Pier, Cobh at 9:30pm. Fishing will be until 4pm and the prizegiving will be in the Bellavista Hotel, Cobh at 6pm. There is a huge range of prizes with prizes for many different categories, so everyone's in with a chance!

This will be a fun competition with no fancy rules and is open to anglers of all skills. Don't feel daunted by the calibre of some of the international anglers who will be fishing. They will be more than happy to impart their advice and you're sure to learn a lot. Mind you, it is an ideal opportunity to pit your skills up against some of these lads just to see how good you actually are!!!

The fishing in the harbour has been good of late. The last line competition on Sun 19th Feb produced 1200 fish to 34 anglers. That's some return! Have a look here for the full details!!!

There has been plenty of dolphin activity, aswell as bird activity with lots of gannets, guillemots and other sea birds working the harbour in the last week. This seems to indicate that there is plenty of sprat. Indeed, the light line comp produced a number of dozen mackeral, so the signs for fishing are good!!!

If you need accommodation for the fundraiser the Commodore Hotel and the Bellavista Hotel have teamed up to offer special deals for the visiting anglers. Contact Mary O'Mahony at 021-4811277 for the former and Kevin Murphy at 021-4812450 in the latter and tell 'em Team Ireland sent you.

Come on down, ya know its good for you!!!

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