McGrath nets top prize in Moyola angling event

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THE water conditions were good, if very low for this time of year, when members of Moyola Angling Club took part in their Ciaran Duffin Memorial Cup competition.

This suited those using fly for a change, although it was noted that most anglers choose bait.There were 5 juniors turned out, with Jospeh Spiers securing his second win from two in this category. Some 23 seniors cast off, thus making the event very competitive.

First place went to Tommy McGrath using fly, second was Barry Diamond bait fishing, and third Patsy Harkin,also on the fly. A big well done to Tanya Steele who weighed in three fine trout thus doing a lot better than her male counterparts. And, gratitude once again to Fergal for providing the soup, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed!

Thanks goes to those Moyola anglers who took part in the Child Protection Course held in Riverside Community House. As a result, the new Child Protection Officer for the club is Seamus Donnelly.

Anyone who has any issues regarding child protection, should contact Seamus in the first instance. From 1st April the annual club subscriptions are ; full member - £45; associate member - £50 ; pensioner member - £15; junior member (under 16) £3; junior B ( 16 to 18 ) - £7.

Next competitions will take during the two-day away trip on April 28 and 29.

Venue here is Sessagh Lakes, Dunfanaghy in County Donegal and the trophies at stake will be the Meat at Regans Junior and Martin O’Neill Memorial cups, also the Francis Loane Memorial Trophy.