Emy and District Anglers received a grant aid cheque for 750 euro from Monaghan County
Council towards the club's 2012 River Enhancement Programme. To date, members of
the club have cleaned and cleared a good portion of the Mountain River and have begun,
with the help of the Inlands Fishery Ireland, spreading and raking 8 tonne of trout
spawning gravel into the Mountain Water river and Mill Race. This river flows into
Emy Lough. It is hoped that in the coming years the lake might see a return to higher
wild trout numbers. It is also planned that further river enhancment, clearing and
cleaning works, will continue and be ongoing over the next few years. The Club expresses
its thanks to the Monaghan County Council and the Inlands Fishery Ireland for all
their help and assistance in the above and helping to promote Emy Lough as an excellent
fly-fishing wild brown trout fishery.
The Money was presented by Mayor of County Monaghan, Seamus Coyle, at the Lake on
Thursday, June 14th. Treasurer of the Club, Jimmy Skinnader, accepted the cheque.
Also present were from left in our picture below - Niall O'Connor - Environmental
Section, Monaghan County Council; Cllr. Seamus Coyle - Mayor of County Monaghan;
Jimmy Skinnader - Emy & District Anglers Ltd; Enda Fields - Emy & District Anglers
Ltd; Liam Murray - Inlands Fishery Ireland; Martin Mc Kenna - Emy & District Anglers
Ltd. Photos by Declan.
Recently we noticed the damage to one of the new seats erected around the walkway
at Emy Lake. This damage may have been caused by a faulty concrete leg and due to
weather it cracked the concrete or, and hopefully this is not the reason, it may
have been caused by vandalism. It would be a sad reflection on the area if vandalism
would destroy such an important and used facility in the area. This type of destruction
cannot be accepted in our society and everyone has a duty of care and responsibility
to ensure that vandals cannot wreck a facility, which took much time and hard work
to put in place and is such an additional amenity for Monaghan.