ALEX Chew, chairman of the Northern Ireland Carp Anglers Society has revealed the acquisition of Brookhall Carp Fishery, formerly Brookhall trout fishery, which will open in 2017 to club members only.
The lake is situated in the countryside just outside Lisburn. It is the fourth venue on the NICAS ticket and another major step forward for specimen Carp Angling in Northern Ireland. The club was formed in 1999 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
To add your name to the club’s waiting list visit www.ni-carp.co.uk
Alex Chew chairman of the Northern Ireland Carp Anglers Society.
THE third Northern Ireland Angling Conference will be held at the Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre 66 Lakeview Road on Saturday November 5 starting at 10.00am. This year’s conference theme is on Coach Education Making a Difference and will be for all qualified angling coaches and angling clubs who are looking to establish coaching and recruit new angling coaches. Guest Speakers in the morning will include representatives from DEARA and the Loughs Agency. In the afternoon there will be a series of workshops delivered by Sport NI for coaches and clubs. Last year’s event, which brings together clubs and other organisations with responsibility for angling, was a sell-out. Participants are advised to book early for 2016. Tickets cost £10 at www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Meanwhile the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which saves the lives of anglers every year, is challenging people in Northern Ireland to give up all drinks except water for 10 days to raise vital funds for the charity.The H2Only challenge runs from 5pm on Tuesday September 13 to 5pm on September 23. Sign up at h2only.org.uk The annual RNLI Fish Supper fundraising appeal will be held in October. You can get a fundraising pack at fishsupper.rnli.org