April, 2009

...now browsing by month


Killeshandra has been designated as a Centre of Excellence for Coarse Angling!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Tourist Board, has designated Killeshandra as a Centre of Excellence for Coarse Angling. Killeshandra is the only town in the Northwest of Ireland to be selected. Fáilte Ireland will be providing training and workshops to the local tourism providers in the area in order to enhance the services provided to anglers in the local area.


Killeshandra Coarse Angling Festival

The Killeshandra Angling Club is hosting a coarse angling festival from 21 July to 24 July 2009. Entry is €100. It is hoped that there will be a good turnout of anglers. The aim is establish an annual coarse angling festival in the Killeshandra area.  For more information on the event please call + 353 (0)87 931 1467 or alternatively you can e-mail: killeshandraanglingfestival@yahoo.com

Pike fishing competition on Eonish Lake

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Last Sunday, the April Pike Fishing competition was held on Eonish Lake. It was a great success and enjoyed by all. There was a good turn out of boats and the fishing was better than earlier in the year.  A total of 30 fish were caught and returned on the day with the winner catching five fish weighing 33.5lbs.

The event was organised by the Killeshandra Angling Club. The final competition for the season will be held on 10th May at Garadice Lake. This is another great local lake in the neighbouring county of Leitrim. It is 15mins drive from Island House.