Angling Notes: Casting for Recovery – breast cancer retreat at Mount Falcon Estate

 

Casting for Recovery UK and Ireland, the fly fishing programme for women with breast cancer, held a retreat at the Mount Falcon Estate at Ballina, Co Mayo, last weekend. Nine ladies joined the residential retreat to learn the basics of fly casting as well as attending counselling and medical support groups.

The programme is administered by The Countryside Alliance Foundation and the unique formula of fly fishing, counselling and medical advice, promotes mental and physical healing to women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer.

The weekend proved a huge success and greatly enhanced by the team presenting a cheque for €2,000 to help cover costs of the charitable project. The amount was raised by a fundraising lunch at the hotel during Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October.

Programme director Jill Grieve said: “The ladies had an incredible weekend and we are grateful to Val and Jim Wilson and the Mount Falcon team for making us so welcome. All we want to do is support these ladies and give them an enjoyable weekend where they can make new friends and learn a new skill.”

Salmon aquaculture research

Liam CarrWhittaker Institute

It can be taken on computer or by smartphone or tablet. You can save your progress and come back to the survey. To learn more about the project go to: whittakerinstitute.ie/project/aqua-accept/

Please make sure to include the link:

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Workshop on River Trusts

Irish InternationalThe Role and Formation of River Trusts in IrelandKillyleagh Community Centre

Attendance is free but places are limited and must be booked on-line – (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-formation-of-river-trusts-in-ireland-tickets-25473938235).

The objectives of the workshop are to bring together existing river trusts in Ireland and those planning on forming trusts, and to invite the various bodies involved with rivers to provide information on roles where river trusts could play an important part in protecting our network of rivers and streams.

The agenda will comprise a morning session with a host of speakers detailing the work of existing river trusts. A theme-based plenary session will form the basis for the afternoon session.

Professor Ken Whelan of the Atlantic Salmon Trust will chair the meeting.

Course on fly tying and fly casting

River Erriff

As spaces are limited, early booking is advisable. Further details available at +353 95 42208 or info@aasleaghlodge.ie.

Better conditions on the Weir

Water conditions are excellent now and with the grilse run starting, prospects for the coming weeks are very good.

Tough going on the Erriff

OsgurStephen SayerLeigh Hookes

Anglers frustrated

Declan GibbonsCornamona

Weather conditions have not helped, with northerly and easterly winds (or no wind at all) and bright sunshine hampering traditional mayfly fishing. However, buzzer fishing is producing the odd good fish.

Mask angling challenging

Excellent fishing on Arrow

Ricky FabozziJim HenryYvonne Frazer

Enjoyable day out in Killala

Donal Kennedy

To book fishing in Killala Bay, contact Donal on +353 (0)086 8174509 or dkennedyangling.net.

Condolences

Tom LillisPortugal

angling@irishtimes.com

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