Annaghdown Angling Club : A History

The Annaghdown Angling Club was founded on Friday the 14 January 1972 in the Annaghdown National School by the kind permission of the Principal of the National School the late Mr. Bert O’Connell.

The following officers were elected

  • President: Rev. Fr. Brendan Kavanagh ,(R.I.P). Annaghdown
  • Chairman: Mr. Michael Kavanagh , (R.I.P). Annaghdown
  • Secretary: Mr Desmond Nolan, Annaghdown.
  • Treasurer: Mr Joe Divilly, (R.I.P.),Muckrush, Annaghdown

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Chairmans Address

As chairman of the Federation of clubs that surround Lough Corrib, I want to welcome you, dear reader, to one of the finest wild brown trout fisheries in the world. Corrib is a big lake, about 30 km north to south and 10Km east to west in the upper lake. The area is estimated at 176 square km. There are many features that make it such a good fishery. It is cool, which suits the trout. It is shallow, which helps support more life and keeps the trout nearer to where anglers operate. Over much of its area it lies on limestone, which is supportive of aquatic life and of big skeletons for big fish. It is fed by several good spawning rivers and streams, with identifiable genetic strains coming from different rivers..

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