Members of Emy & District anglers Ltd (with the support of a Monaghan County Council/community
grant) took 18 youth from the Emyvale area on two fishing workshops/outings.
First outing was held on Emy Lough. All youths were shown the basic 'fly casting
techniques', the importance of 'safety' near water bodies (always wear a life jacket
- and safety around electrical wires etc ). After some practice we held a competition
to see who could cast their fly nearest into a hoop. Finally, after some refreshments,
club members took all youths out on boats for a spin of the lake. Some fish were
caught and all enjoyed the day.
The second outing was held at Glenkeen Trout fishery on the Aughnacloy/ Caledon road.
Glenkeen has a fly & bait lake and all youth tried fishing both fly & spinning/worm
methods. Everyone had a good time and caught some lovely rainbow trout - but some
big fish got away !. Many thanks to all club members who help out.