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The 2020 season got off to an unsure start as the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic and a lengthy period of lockdown left many of us wondering if this year would be a complete write off. Even when restrictions were eased and we were permitted to fish from May 18th, we were faced with an exceptionally hot and dry spring and summer. Fortunately, in July, things began to look up with reports of excellent salmon counts on the Bann. Following a series of spates, this soon translated into good runs on the Maine system and we had one of the best seasons for salmon for some years. Many of our members had good catches of both salmon and dollaghan on Club water ( some of which are displayed in the Gallery ) and we would greatly appreciate your photos together with details of location and tackle used etc. Late season saw sustained high water which for the most part favoured spinning, and indeed many salmon were taken by this method - the ever effective "Flying-C" accounting for a high percentage. Nevertheless, some persevered with the fly with some success.


Because of the continuing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will regretfully be unable to hold our usual Annual General Meeting in January. Should restrictions be relaxed sufficiently in the New Year we will endeavour to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting in lieu. In the meantime, the present Committee will continue to administer the affairs of the Club to the best of our ability. Any concerns, problems, or Notices of Motion can be sent to the Secretary for presentation at any future Extraordinary General Meeting.

    In anticipation that the pandemic is likely to continue for a considerable time we have not fixed any dates for our early season work parties. Any work parties taking place in 2021 will probably be organized on an ad hoc basis and subject to any rules of association in operation at the time.



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