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The return of North V South June 25th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Righty ho, here we go.... Bear with me on this and I'll explain all as we go along.

Date: June 25th

Venue: Leenan beach, Co. Donegal. If numbers get huge we can always split it and use Dunree as a second venue, failing that, Ballyliffin/Culdaff are also in close enough proximity.

Time: fishing from 12-5pm

Base for the pre/post match festivities: Buncrana

Fish to be expected: At that time of year, Leenan should throw up good numbers of daylight fish including large numbers of Thornbacks, Flounder and Turbot with bonus plaice to be had also, Dunree has similar fishing albeit without the turbot. (The numbers of Ray to be had in the right conditions in the Swilly is one of its best kept secrets!)

Leenan beach is about 20-25 minutes outside Buncrana coming through the stunning Mamore Gap (views have to be seen to be believed and it has a “magic” stretch where cars appear to roll uphill) Buncrana should be easily reached from Dublin in 3 -3 and a half hours, 2 hours should bring you from Belfast. (I've done it in under 3 and that was before motorways etc :-) ) SAI have stayed and fished in the area before and had a riotous good time on the razz in Buncrana.

I appreciate smoothie meets in Wexford would be great craic, however, the beaches can get much greater pressure tourist wise that the relatively quiet beaches up North, also the northern beaches will suit the daylight fishing, nightime drinking a sight better :-). This is the resurrection of the original NvS idea and to bring it to Wexford wouldn’t really fit either TBH although there is nothing stopping us organising a massive site meet in that vicinity later on either. I’d love to see a mix of people from both sides of the border who may or may not have much of an interest in match angling to turn up, enjoy the craic and hopefully renew old friendships and kindle new ones. We haven’t had a large meet like this since with the emphasis on the social aspect so nows the chance to put faces to names. I will find out details of accommodation/camp sites etc over the next few weeks. The nightlife in Buncrana and the welcome we have received in the past has been fantastic. I grew up there so I suppose I may be a little biased but if you can dig out reports from SAI-SACs forays up there you’ll see what I mean!

We will come up with costs etc, this is not an IFSA comp, this is organised outside of the Federation and is not linked to SAI-SAC. This is a Sea-Angling-Ireland.org meet and we will make a donation to the RNLI from takings on the day. If anyone would like to sponsor the event or a prize or whatever, your help would be most appreciated and the more sponsorship received, the more cash left to go to the Lifeboat lads, I will be covering the event for Irish Angler magazine and will be sure to give credit where its due.

We probably, between the 2 beaches have room for about 50 anglers, it would be great if we could get that many. Primarily this will be a NvS challenge match with say the best 10 scores from each team to count for bragging rights, standard comp rules will apply. 18cm size limit, max 3 hooks etc, this will be 100% put to bed prior to kick off.

Any questions, queries, suggestions, add away. I’m going to get JD (howya John, if you wouldn’t mind…..) to split this from the original thread and keep that one for banter and this one for logistics and questions on any aspect. Hope to see a lot of you there…. This WILL be epic! Let the slagging commence….;-) All are welcome as stated, whether you ar an outright beginner or seasoned angler.
Last edited by petekd on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:59 am

woohoo, here we go!! provisionally putting my name down for this... hopefully music doesnt interfere with the weekend away!

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:04 am

this sounds brilliant
great venue!!! (not tooo far from home either :wink: )
i'll be there! all bein well
good link here for anyone who might not be too familiar with the area:
http://208.106.150.5/Article_Listings.a ... st+Donegal
click on the wee map to get it bigger..
lough swilly is stunning to fish. great pubs too!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:01 am

ill be there,would not miss this for the world!!!

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:31 am

I'll be there, sounds good

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:49 am

I'll give it a go. Not met many lads off the site before and never fished up north so it should be good. Just have to figure out how best to pack the car to fit all the fishing gear and a drunk angler. :D

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:47 am

no way am i missing this one, i'll be there :P :P 8) 8)
here's a example of what can be got off this beach
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Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:09 pm

HAPPY DAYS!! count us in too :D

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:16 pm

Al and Jordan wrote:HAPPY DAYS!! count us in too :D

now who would have gussed that :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:49 pm

Count me in boys. Wouldnt miss this one for anything. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:57 pm

109 sleepless nights to go!!!!!!! :(

Count me in

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:10 pm

doggie3131 wrote:ill be there,would not miss this for the world!!!


hope this goes well,

however it clashes with GBSACs meet for the anniversary of Ray toners passing, just letting ye lads know

tight lines

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:16 am

corbyeire wrote:
doggie3131 wrote:ill be there,would not miss this for the world!!!


hope this goes well,

however it clashes with GBSACs meet for the anniversary of Ray toners passing, just letting ye lads know

tight lines

ah crap.. looks like i wont be makin donegal so!!. :(

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:42 am

im out too,first memorial meet for ray.

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:51 am

Not a problem lads, we will move it by a fortnight. Tides wont be as big as I would have liked but no matter, wouldnt want to clash with Rays gig by any means. New date and time, June 25th, fishing from 12 to 5pm. Thats even more time for getting off the beach, spruced, fed and watered..... :D

The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:42 am

I'm back on for it so!!

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:04 pm

YAHOO!! :D :D back on so!!

Re: The return of North V South June 11th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:00 pm

Changed the date in the calander. I'll still be there. :D

Re: The return of North V South June 25th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:41 pm

may be working so may miss the start of the fishing, but will be there for the pubs, now as far as i can remember thereis a chip shop to avoid :lol:

Re: The return of North V South June 25th Leenan Beach, Donegal

Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:05 pm

jees thats a crackin wee turbot of jordans there.
would like to toast one of them with a few pints of the black stuff! :wink:
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