Mooncoin’s ‘Fishathon’ to raise hospital funds

The Ardaire Springs in Mooncoin will be the location for a unique ‘24-hour Fishaton’ this weekend, which will raise funds for the St John’s Ward – the cancer care ward in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

The Ardaire Springs in Mooncoin will be the location for a unique ‘24-hour Fishaton’ this weekend, which will raise funds for the St John’s Ward – the cancer care ward in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

The ‘Fishathon’ begins at 7pm this Saturday, and ends at 7pm on Sunday. There is a core group of 12 anglers who are going to fish for 24 hours, but anyone else who wants to take part can collect a sponsorship card from to raise some money and come along and fish for a few hours at any stage

World Champion Lady Fly Caster Glenda Powell will also be in attendance on Sunday afternoon to give some tips and casting demonstrations. There will be a barbeque on Sunday afternoon and some fantastic donations have been made including fishing rods, reels, fly lines, box of flies tied by Liam Stenson, a day’s fishing for two on the River Corrib with a Ghillie, and lots more these items will be auctioned on the day.

There will also be a raffle, with a first prize of E200, second prize of E100, third prize of two tickets for the Tramore Races on New Year’s Day.

Ardaire Springs Angling Centre and Archery Range is located in Arderra, Mooncoin. All support for the event is greatly appreciated, and all are welcome to come along and take part.