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Date set for annual Allergan angling competition

Allergan Sea Angling Club host 31st annual Inter-Firm

Neill O’Neill


FOR three decades now the Allergan Sea Angling Club Inter Firm competition has been among the premier fishing events of its kind in Ireland, and on Saturday, June 16 this year, it returns for a thirty-first installment.
After celebrating their thirtieth anniversary last year with over 100 anglers participating, the club will be hoping to see the same numbers again for 2012, all enjoying this fantastic one day event of fishing around the beautiful inlets and islands of Clew Bay.
Allergan S.A.C is one the best known sea angling clubs in Ireland and hosts several prestigious events each year. There are numerous categories of prizes to be fished for and some of the excellent trophies to be won on the day include; The Allergan Hydrocare Trophy, The Kenilworth Trophy, The Chesapeake (Berry’s) Trophy, and the Rommelag and Beirne Express Trophies.
Over the past couple of years a lot of local firms have gotten involved in the competition, which is very pleasing for the organisers and has created a lot of local banter both in Westport and further afield in the county.
The entry fee for a team of four anglers is €200 and €50 should you want to fish as an individual. Bait will be provided on all the boats and also rod hire and fishing tackle will be available from local shops ‘A Shore Thing’  and ‘Hewestons’ prior to the event. All score cards will be checked directly after the competition which will have an early start this year due to the tides - so check-in time on the morning is at 7.30 am at Westport Quay - with all boats departing at 8.15am sharp. Lines down will be at 9.30am and up at 3.30pm.
The prize presentation and a BBQ will be held directly afterwards in the Quay’s Bar and the last date for entry is Friday June 8 2012. Anyone interested in fishing this competition please contact Allergan S.A.C. Secretary Zita McHale at Botox, Allergan on 098 55255 between 8am and 4.30pm daily, or email mchale_zita@allergan.com for more information. 

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