Few photos from our June Competition

Thanks to everyone who was involved in our Competition and thanks to Oonagh Casey for the photos




Upcoming Events in Lanesborough

July 2/3: Qualifying event No 1 for places on the Irish team to take part in World Predator Boat championships here in October. August 6/7: Qualifying event No 2 for places on the Irish team to take part in World Predator Boat championships here in October. September: All Ireland Boat Championship here on Lough Ree on a date to be confirmed. October 5-10: World Predator Boat Fishing Championships with 200 competitors from 15 countries coming here for 6 days and 5 nights. October 7/8 : Lakelands International Food & Craft Festival at the Marquee in Lanesborough Car park
2016 is a major year for the regeneration of angling tourism locally with new accommodation and boat hire now required
If you would like to take part please contact Hugh Keane at 087 1010032 or e mail : loughreeanglinghub@gmail.com
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Competition time

hot stretch photo

Lanesborough (Lough Ree Area)
June 4th 5th 6th 2016
In association with Failte Ireland, Roscommon County Council and IPB Insurances

From Midnight Friday 3rd of June Until Tuesday the 7th of June all fishing along the Hot Water Stretch, from the Gusher to the old harbour are confined to Match Fishing Event Only by Order of Inland Fisheries Ireland

Two Provinces Aquathon

Two Provinces Aquathon

Two Provinces Triathlon are holding their Aquathon on 22nd June, 2016. For more information visit www.twoprovincestriathlon.com. We have the warmest swim in Ireland and will have several boats and crews on hand from our local sub-aqua club along with plethora of experienced kayakers to guide your way or stay by your side for support. The out-and-back run is largely flat with a small trail section to begin with.

18:00 – 19:10 Race sign on will take place in the Co-op Hall located beside Johnston’s Health Bank (across from Supervalu) on Main Street.
18:00 – 19:15 Transition opened. Transition will close at 19:15 sharp. Transition is located beside Lough Ree on the Longford side of the river.
19:15 – 19:20 Race briefing
19:20 – 19:30 Enter water
19:30 Start
20:30 Anticipated finish
21:00 Prize giving/social event

Swim Course

The swim will take place in Lough Ree and is 750m. Wetsuits and swim caps must be worn. Competitors will be led down to the water at 19:20 to provide plenty of time for warm-up in the water before the first wave begins at 19:30. Competitors will be counted into the water. The swim will have a waist- to chest-high, static start, and will not begin until all competitors are in the water. There will be a number of boats and kayakers, as well as life guards on duty to assist swimmers. If you are a weak swimmer it is advisable to stay to the back, as you save energy and time trying to avoid the stronger swimmers. There is a swim cut-off time of 40 minutes.

Run Course

The run course starts out via the quarry and then onto Rathcline Road. The Rathcline Road section is an out and back course returning through the quarry and out to Rathcline road via the trail through the woods on to the turnaround point near Harold’s Cross and returning back on the Rathcline Road and then via a private road and then into the car park and onto the finish chute. Water stations will be located at 0.5km at the quarry exit and 2km/3km along the route. The finish line is located beside the transition area. Again please respect our neighbours and refrain from littering on the course, for example, please place used plastic drinking cups in the bins provided.


hot stretch photoThis June Bank Holiday weekend Sat 4th Sun 5th and Monday 6th, Lanesborough will welcome angliers from all over ireland and the UK to come and fish our World Coarse Competition fish on 3rotating venues, Lanesborough hot stretch, Kilnacarrow and Cloonahee(Strokestown) with €3000 prize money and only €25/£20 to enter. If anybody didnt get there names in yet do so now, Call +35385 169 8032 for bookings or more information