Updates

The latest updates from our Club

Fishing Season 2021

Our club waters will open on Monday 01 March 2021 in accordance with Government guidelines. 5 kms travel restriction applies. Do not congregate in groups and one person per vehicle if possible. Report any problems that may arise. Stay safe … Read More

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River re-open for fishing

With effect from May 5th, the fishery is open subject to the following:- Access the river, subject to Government Covid 19 regulations. Please observe a 2 car maximum at entry points to the fishery.  Please do not block gates and … Read More

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COVID19 – River Closed

Due to the current situation with COVID19, all fishing on the river has been postponed until further notice.

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Salmon on the Boyne

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Mick Smith Cup & Junior Competition Sunday 19th May

The first competition of the year will take place on Sunday 19th May. Fishing from 11am – 6pm and meeting at Boyne Valley Activities coffee shop.

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Fund raiser for Lillie-Anne Curran

The angling club in conjunction with Trim Gun Club are holding a fund raiser for Lillie-Anne Curran, daughter of one of our long standing members. Lillie-Anne suffers from a very rare condition, Ataxia-Telangiectasia. The fund raiser and raffle takes place … Read More

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Competition Results 2018

Mick Smith Cup Pat O Toole 1 lb 4.25 oz Searle Cup Paul French 2 lb 2.75 oz Jennings Cup – Juvenile David King WM. Anderson Cup Gay Doody 1 lb 0.75 oz Peppard Cup Pat O Toole 14.25 oz … Read More

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Spawning Gravel Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the spawning gravel on the Boyne The old calcified spawning beds at Newtown, Trim, were raked before the addition of 320 tonnes of new spawning gravel. This extended the spawning area to a size ten times larger than … Read More

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Celebrating 75 Years – Dinner Party – Saturday 17th Nov

To mark the occasion of the Club’s 75th anniversary, we are holding a Dinner Party at Castle Arch Hotel in Trim.  It’s been many a year since the club has held a dinner dance so it’s an occasion not to … Read More

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AGM 2018 Trim Athboy Anglers

Trim Anglers AGM 2018-9157Lots of discussion from the floor at Trim Athboy Anglers AGMTrim Anglers AGM 2018-9156The club members listening intently at the AGMTrim Anglers AGM 2018-9155Long time club members Paul McManus and Liam Anderson at the AGMTrim Anglers AGM … Read More

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Trim V Bective

One of the greatest sporting events took place on June 30th.   Perhaps bigger than McGregor vs Mayweather or the Rumble  in the Jungle with Foreman vs ALI, This was Trim vs Bective in an almighty fishoff!  In Honour of our … Read More

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River Bank Clean Up March 2018

At our AGM in February, it was proposed that we should have an early season Bank Clean up, which took place on Saturday 24th March. We got a good day for it and the sun shone while we collected rubbish … Read More

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Competition Results 2017 Season

  FISHERMAN OF THE YEAR: Dermot Leonard (Jnr.) HEAVIEST TROUT AWARD: Tommy Keogan   Mick Smith Cup – Sunday 21st May Dermot Leonard (Jnr) – 1lb-4.75oz Pearse Johnson – 0lb-15.75ozs Darren McGee – 0lb-13.75ozs   Searle Cup – Sunday 28th … Read More

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ITFFA Leinster Qualifier

The ITFFA Leinster Qualifier fishing competition takes place on the 1st October on Lough Owel. Club allotted 4 competitors, two boats must be provided by same . Venue : Lough Owel, start tome 10am, finish 6pm . A fee of … Read More

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ITFFA Fundraiser

Sunday 14th August sees a trout competition on Lough Lene. The details of the competition are a team of 4 can fish together in 2 boats. Entry fee is €50 euro for the team with the proceeds going to the … Read More

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French film crew in Trim

Today we welcomed a French Film crew to town. They’re making a one hour programme about fly fishing in Ireland and they spent the day on the Boyne in the capable hands of our Secretary, Pat O’Toole. 

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Oughterard International Mayfly Festival Weekend

Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen Association would like to invite Trim, Athboy and District Anglers Association to send some members down to compete in the International Mayfly competition (8th May 2016). Attached is a poster with all the relevant details. Should anyone … Read More

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2016 AGM

Our recent AGM on Friday 4th March saw a great turnout by the members at which it was agreed that the membership fee for the coming year would remain the same. A new committee was elected with a few new … Read More

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Atlantic Salmon – Lost at Sea

I would like to introduce you to an exciting project supported by the Atlantic Salmon Trust, the film, ‘Atlantic Salmon – Lost at Sea!’ It has been my pleasure to work closely with the producer Deirdre Brennan who has been … Read More

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Trim Haymaking Festival 2015

Trim Athboy Anglers will again have a stand at this year’s Haymaking Festival on Sunday June 21st. For anyone interested in fly fishing on the Boyne this is a stand not to be missed. Learn all about our fishery and … Read More

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Fish Scale Research

As part of the ongoing development of our fishery, the club has purchased a high quality microscope to aid in the surveying of our fish stocks. By examining scales from the fish, the microscope will enable the club to determine … Read More

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Photo Competition 2015

This day and age we all carry cameras of some description – either our phones or maybe you have a little point and shoot with you while you’re out fishing. We are blessed to have access to two beautiful stretches … Read More

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AGM Notice 2015

Our AGM for the 2014 year will take place Friday 6th March 2015, 8:30pm in the Green Room, Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.  All members welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.

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Next Competition

Our next competition is the Searl Cup for the Seniors and the Fr. Jennings Cup for the Juveniles and it will take place on Sunday 25th May. Fishing from 11.00am until 6.00pm and meet up in the old swimming pool … Read More

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Mick Smith Cup

Our next Trout Fly Fishing Competition will take place on Sunday 18th May. Fishing from 11.00am until 6.00pm. Meet at the old swimming pool car park before heading to fish. Entry fee €10. By-Law 913 applies. Best of luck and … Read More

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New Club Constitution

At our recent Annual General Meeting, the members adopted a new club constitution.  This is designed primarily to protect the interests of farmers and riparian land owners who generously allow us access to the fishery through their lands. Apart from … Read More

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Pike Competition

Our first Pike Competition of the year will take place on Sunday 30th March with fishing from 11.00am until 5.00pm. Meet at the old swimming pool car park before heading to fish the confined stretch along the Factory Road. Seniors … Read More

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AGM 2014

Our AGM is scheduled for Friday 7th March 2014 at the Green Room, Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.  All members welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.

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New Club Rules

In order to further protect the interests of farmers and riparian owners who grant us access to the river via their lands, we have introduced further amendments to our club rules. Please read and abide by these to ensure that … Read More

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Pike Competition Cancelled

Apart from the high wind conditions, the river has risen substantially and the water is very colored.  So upon inspection today, it has been decided to cancel the scheduled competition for this Sunday. This is what it looked like today … Read More

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Fine catch by Club Chairman

Our club Chairman landed and returned a fine pike weighing 23lbs 5oz on 13th October 2013…..Lucky 13!  Although not on club waters, this is Joe’s personal best…Congrats!!

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Important Notice to all Members

We had some feedback from farmers who have had their electric fencing incorrectly reconnected which caused their entire field fencing to be out of action.     PLEASE make sure that if you have to disconnect a link to get … Read More

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Fly Casting Demonstrations & Lessons at Haymaking Festival

Trim Athboy & District Angling Association is once again exhibiting at the June Trim Haymaking Festivals at Porchie Felds, Trim, Co Meath on Sunday 16th June 2013.   This year in addition to our usual attractions, we have invited qualified … Read More

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Junior Competition scheduled for 19th May

Following increasing interest from our younger members, we are delighted to announce that the club will hold a Junior competition alongside the annual Mick Smith Cup on Sunday 19th May 2013.  As usual we will meet in the old swimming pool car-park for a … Read More

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SSTRAI

The committee has decided to widen our affiliations to include the SSTRAI – the Salmon & Seatrout Recreational Anglers of Ireland.  They have been very helpful in advising us on our instream improvement and rehabilitation project for the Trimblestown.

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Bio Security video

Last week Dr Ken Whelan, an avid supporter of the club, emailed us with details of an educational video on Bio Security – which demonstrates how we can protect our waters from the spread of invasive species by simply immersing our fishing … Read More

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New Bye Law 902 revokes 886

Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd has signed a new Bye Law number 902 which supersedes Bye Law 886.  It contains an explanatory note as follows:- EXPLANATORY NOTE (This is not part of the Bye-law and does not purport to be a legal interpretation). This … Read More

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New Bye Law brings us full circle – Prohibition of Angling Methods – Bye Law 907

Just as we thought the latest Bye Law introduced last December would allow anglers use worms for trout fishing on the Boyne, a further Bye Law has been enacted.  This specifically precludes the use of worms for any species in … Read More

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River Cleanup

Not resting on our laurels, the newly re-elected  club committee and officers commenced a river clean up last week by removing several overhanging trees at Newtown, which had been restricting access to some interesting pools and lies.   We are always looking … Read More

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AGM 22nd February 2013

Note for your diary.  Our Annual General Meeting will take place on the last Friday in February – 22nd February 2013 in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim at 8:30pm.

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Protest against Filthy Salmon Farms in Ireland on 15 December

Check out http://www.nosalmonfarmsatsea.com On the 15th December NSFAS(No Salmon Farms At Sea), FISSTA, Save Bantry Bay, Save Galway Bay and Friends of the Irish Environment, along with other local and national organisations, will be holding a protest march in Carrigaline against … Read More

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Competitions Postponed

Due to heavy rainfall and high water conditions, the evening competitions are postponed.     Hopefully, we will get a chance to run some of them, but time is getting tight!.  

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Resheduled Fishing Competitions

We have it on good authority that the monsoon season is over!!    So….we are re-scheduling the evening trout fly-fishing competitions as follows:-   Tuesday 14th August, 2012 – Anderson Cup – 7pm to 11pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 – Tyrrell Cup … Read More

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Mick Smith Cup – First Mayfly Competition Results

27 anglers took part in our first mayfly competition. The weather was on our side with little or no wind and warm temperatures, the river is in excellent condition with just a tint of colour and dropping nicely. Their is … Read More

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River Boyne goes Live!

We have collaborated with Farson Digital WaterCams to bring you live photos of the River Boyne at Trim, courtesy of Peter Higgins who kindly allowed us position the camera from his grounds and provides internet access to make this project live. You … Read More

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First Competition of 2011 – Paddy Fay Pike Competition

Our first competition of 2012 started with the Paddy Fay cup. Twenty two rods fished a one mile section on the factory in what were very favourable conditions. The river is at a great level for the time of year … Read More

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Open Bait Competition date brought forward

Please note that the Open bait trout competition has been brought forward to this Sunday 15th April 2012.  Same time and place 11:00am to 6pm at Old Swimming Pool Carpark.  Tight Lines!

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Results of 1st Trout Competition for 2012 Season

Our trout competition season kicked off with the open bait with 28 rods competing for glory! The water level was more like  summer than spring and very clear. A light northwesterly breeze with warm sunny spells made for good conditions. … Read More

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AGM – Friday 24th February 2012

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 24th February, 2012 in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim at 8:30pm. AGENDA Minutes of Previous AGM Matters Arising Treasurer’s Report Chairman’s Address Trimblestown Rehabilitation Project Election of Officers A.O.B.

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Dr Martin O’Grady to present results of trout genetic survey

Last year Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) launched a project to conduct a genetic survey of Boyne trout stocks.  Angling clubs on the River Boyne participated by encouraging its members to gather scale samples and record details of length and location.  The results of this exercise is … Read More

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Visit club member Walter Bayer, fly tyer, at upcoming Angling Exhibitions

Walter Bayer is an avid fly tyer, who specializes in Italian techniques.  Walter will be exhibiting at the forthcoming angling show in Swords on Feb 11/12th.   Also Walter will be displaying his skills at the Dutch Fly Fair on 19/20th May … Read More

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Watercraft Course

Members may be interested to attend a 2 day watercraft course being held this February 2012. Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th, 2012 Time: 10.00 to 16.00 each day Cost: €175, including a soup and sandwich lunch each … Read More

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Club invites Dr Ken Whelan to present new findings on Salmon Stocks: 2nd December, 2011 8pm

Venue:  Barrista Suite – TRIM CASTLE HOTEL Time: 8PM €10 admission All Welcome ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Salmon under Pressure – Warming Seas and Changing Oceans Ken Whelan In mid October scientists working on the salmon at sea programme gathered for a three … Read More

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Trim Athboy Anglers rise to the top…again!

Our chairman, Joe O’Donnell, won the Lough Glore Pike competition on 11th September with a superb  11 lb 4oz pike.  This is the 4th pike competition Joe has won this year on Lough Glore…!! Marc O’ Regan came second with 3 trout at the … Read More

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