Athy & District Anglers Club
Athy and District Anglers promotes a safer and a more enjoyable fishing experience!
We are a local Angling Club based out of Athy, Co. Kildare with members young and old who participate in a wide range of fishing experiences.
Athy and District Anglers manage the fishing rights between the Fort of Dunrally, Vicarstown and Maganey Lock on the River Barrow and the Grand Canal.
The waters are home to Brown Trout, Salmon, Eel, Pike, Perch, Bream, Rudd and Tench.
Club Members are responsible for restocking and ensuring that all angling bylaws are complied with.
Membership of the Club is always open and we welcome new members all the time.
Catch & Release
All fish must be returned ALIVE to the water
Fish to be kept in keep nets of a minimum length of 2 Metres
Anglers found to be in breach of club policy will have their membership revoked
Please note as and from the 1st of March 2013 Athy and District Anglers are enforcing a barbless hook policy for all competitions which include fly fishing, coarse fishing and pike fishing. This will also come into effect whilst fishing in the marina at all times!!!!
Kellyville Lake is a man-made lake of approximately 12 acres, which existed on the Webber Estate at Ballintubbert near Stradbally in County Laois and was the location of the most successful Duck Decoy in Ireland operating in the period 1870 - 1910. Thomas Webber wrote in 1891 of between six and seven thousand ducks on the lake.
It had silted up and it had become overgrown with vegetation over the years. The lake has now been fully restored and is stocked with coarse fish