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Press Release 6th June 2006

Drogheda Team Wins Disabled Angling Competition

Corkagh Park Fishery in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Association and supported by the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board hosted one of the biggest disabled angling events in the country recently and the event proved to be a great success. The event comprising of 70 disabled anglers, was launched by the Lord Mayor of South Dublin, Therese Ridge. During the course of the four hour long competition, an astounding 108 fish were landed, recorded and released.

All the competitors enjoyed the day but the happiest anglers of all were the Drogheda team - David Smith, Angela Eivers, Laurence O’Brien and Ann McGuirk caught 24 fish between them to win the competition. Ann also caught the biggest fish of the day, a beautiful rainbow trout weighing 14lbs. The winning team were presented with a fishing rod and trophy each by Pat Burns of Ireland’s Angling Exhibition.

Corkagh Park Fishery is a fantastic angling amenity set in the heart of Clondalkin. Surrounded by mature woodlands, this idyllic location boasts a coarse fishing lake that holds good numbers of carp and was also recently stocked by the Fisheries Boards with roach, perch, tench and rudd. In addition, there is a trout fishing lake containing rainbow trout that can reach 22lb in weight. Popular with young anglers, the Fishery is also fully wheelchair accessible. This event is the start of a long list of fishing events to run throughout the summer months.

For further information on fishing in Corkagh Park, please contact Godfrey Donohue, Corkagh Park Fishery on 087 2650495.

For further information on fishing Ireland’s east coast, please contact the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board on 01-2787022 or visit our website:


Media enquiries: Marketing Angling Co-ordinator, Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, 087 2746127

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