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Andrew Doyle landed the 40lb 2oz monster known as Big Hole at Maynooth Fishery in Co Kildare recently.
The intrepid fisherman caught the mirror carp during a 72-hour session using a "boilie hookbait fished in conjunction with a PVA bag of freebies over a bed of hemp and corn".
#ANGLING - A plaque paying tribute to the late secretary of the Dublin Salmon Anglers' Association has been inveiled at Carton Estate in Co Kildare.
Patrick 'Pat' O'Molloy, who died in November last year, was commemmorated for his pioneering work over the last 35 years in the rehabilitation and restoration of wild salmon stock in the River Liffey, The Irish Times reports.
This involved introducing micro-tagged smolts into the Rye, a tributary of the Liffey upriver of the Carton Estate weir which was impassable from further downstream.
Sadly O'Molloy died before the return of salmon to the Liffey in a year that also saw their return to the Tolka afer more than a century.
Former fisheries CEO Alan McGurdy said at the ceremony: "As you all know, Pat was an angler, a board member, environmentalist, fish farmer and most of all, a friend.
"Today is some recognition to the great man for the tremendous work he did to look after our fish."
A former lock-keepers’ cottage near Celbridge, Co Kildare could prove to be a substantial bargain for waterways enthusiasts.
Bank House, on the Grand Canal near Hazelhatch, is a two-storey Victorian five-bed house with a large garden available through DNG.
When first on the market in October 2009 it was priced at €795,000, but is now for sale at €495,000.
The 167 sq m floor area includes an integrated garage, two reception rooms and a sizeable kitchen.
The property - which is in need of updating - comes with well-tended gardens and plenty of off-street parking, with Hazelhatch train station within walking distance.
The Irish Times has more on this property including images HERE.