Anglers launch their Hall of Fame book

FISHERMEN may be associated with tall tales and ‘the one that got away’ but a group of local anglers have decided to hail the men who landed the big one in Kilkenny over the years.

FISHERMEN may be associated with tall tales and ‘the one that got away’ but a group of local anglers have decided to hail the men who landed the big one in Kilkenny over the years.

The Kilkenny City and County Anglers’ Club will launch a new book this weekend. Their work, The History of the Nore Salmon Anglers ‘Hall of Fame’ has compiled the list of anglers who landed the heaviest salmon on the River Nore. The book will be officially launched in the Club House Hotel, Patrick Street at 8pm on Saturday.

As well as a full list of the heaviest fish, the book is also full of stories, photographs and a history of local fishing. For the record, the first entrant in the Hall of Fame is the 44lb fish caught by W.H. Mosse in Bennettsbridge in 1925.

All monies raised from the book will go towards cleaning the banks of the river, erecting styles and removing dangerous obstructions on the Corporation fishing rights to make the riverbank safe from Greensbridge to Rock Lane, Threecastles.