Trim Athboy Angling Association held their annual general meeting in the Castle Arch Hotel on Friday the 2nd of February. Well over 30 members attended, in fact we had a capacity attendance for the room we had taken. The minutes from the 2023 AGM were read and adopted as were the Chairman’s and the Treasures reports. The election of officers and committee followed for the 2024 season and the following are who filled what position.
President Liam Anderson
Vice President Pat O’ Toole
Chairman Paul French
Secretary Tommy Keogan
Treasurer Denis O’ Donovan
Pro Jimmy Hyland
Committee Martin Fagan, Dermot Leonard (Snr) Brian Canty, Larry O’ Sullivan, Michael Hyland, Joe O’ Donnell, Andrew Dempsey, Walter Bayer, Alex Baker.
Habitat and conservation advisor Pat O’ Toole
A minute silence was adhered to for deceased members, Paul Mac Manus who served the club as secretary for many years passed away in 2023, RIP Paul.
A motion from the floor was put forward to increase the Senior (Over 65) and Adult membership for the 2025 season which was carried. The increase will be as follows,
Senior 2024 season €20 Senior 2025 season €30 Adult 2024 season €50 Adult 2025 season €60
We had an excellent presentation from Finbar Quigley, Scientist with Meath County Council on the condition of the river Boyne and its tributaries/Boyne catchment area. This was very interesting and informative to the membership. Unfortunately none of our rivers or streams in our catchment are in pristine condition, the best we have is 4 out of 5 but mostly 3. Thank you very much Finbar looking forward to seeing the improvements next year.
We had our presentation for Angler of the year and the heaviest fish. This is run over the season in our club competitions. Congratulations to Ollie Smith who took both prizes.