Claffey launches new fishing club in Banagher
St Rynagh's ADA ( Angling Development Alliance) has recently been established by local man Simon McGarry.
Speaking at the official launch club Chairperson Simon says: "I've a huge interest in fishing and I really enjoy fishing in and around the Banagher area and for years I've thought that it's a real shame for Banagher not to have a club up and running with all the possible fishing venues in the local and surrounding areas on the Shannon.
The club was established recently and now has 28 members and it was officially launched on Thursday last at the Shannon Park.
Formally launching the club Banagher local Cllr Clare Claffey said: "This is fantastic for the area, the Shannon is on our doorstep and we should utilise this great amenity. Fishing in the area is important for local people but also for the future economic development of the town as anglers will visit. For years Banagher has been known for its fishing and has attracted visitors from all over to fish on the banks of the Shannon. I wish the club every success for the future and I'm looking forward to supporting them"
The club is encouraging anyone with an interest in coarse or pike fishing to join them and be part of what they feel is the start of something very special for the area.
Simon says: "We look forward to welcoming new members and passing on tips and tricks along the way."