An enterprising Lough Allen College student has set up the school’s first Fishing Club. Daniel Lambert, a Leaving Certificiate Student founded the Lough Allen College Fishing Club because of a life-long love of fishing.
“And I want to promote the sport through my school. It helps people make friendships in the school and creates a friendly environment for students to relax after school by the beautiful lakes and rivers Leitrim has to offer,” he told the Leitrim Observer. “It also promotes awareness of environmental issues.”
The Club’s first trip was to the Lough Allen Cut-Outs in Drumshanbo and Daniel said that the members hope to visit other lakes throughout the year.
The inaugural fishing trip on December 7th saw students spend an afternoon fishing for pike on Lough Allen.
One sizeable pike was caught by Ryan McGovern. This was the first pike Ryan has caught, and the biggest fish he has caught to date. Well done Ryan!
Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and the Club is now currently planning their next trip in the New Year.
The team so far has eight members: Daniel Lambert, Dean Kelly, Ryan McGovern, Declan Nolan, Harry Davis, Ryan Crawford, Oisin McGourty and Brian O’Donohue. The Supervisors of the club are: Paul Toal and Maurice Meade - teachers in Lough Allen College - and the club would not have been possible without these supervisors, they are a credit to the club.
The club is currently looking for a sponsor and more members to join.
“It would be good if other schools had the same type of club and we could organise school Fishing Competitions in Leitrim,” notes Daniel.
Anyone interested in joining should get in touch with Daniel through Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin.