It is with a saddened heart that we learnt of Pat’s passing on the 13th May. Pat was not only a core member of Kells Anglers, he was an ambassador for Kells and the whole country. Having spent many years guiding people from all over the world on the Blackwater, Boyne and its tributaries, Pat has done more for fishing tourism in Ireland than most. He was a driving force for youth angling with the club, and many anglers have a lifetime of passion for the sport to thank him for. Beyond his fishing life, Pat was a husband, father and brother, and to his family and friends, Kells Anglers would like to offer their heartfelt condolences.
Sadly missed, never forgotten and always to be found at the waters edge, our friend Pat.
Sadly this week also marks the passing of broadcaster and keen fisherman Derek Davis. Myles Kelly and Paul Bourke of Inland Fisheries Ireland marked the sad news on both Pat and Derek in their weekly newsletter.
“Sadly this week two angling giants passed away here in Ireland. Firstly well-known angler, television and radio presenter Derek Davis who was a terrific all round angler who enjoyed the sport to the full and I had the great pleasure of fishing with him on a number of occasions. Air dheis de raibh a anam dilis. The other notable angler was the great angling guide Pat McLoughlin from Kells who was a terrific trout angling guide on the Kells Blackwater River and also guided many anglers including me on Lough Ramor for pike on several occasions. Air dheis de go raibh a anam dilis. Both great anglers will be sadly missed and we sympathise with both families for their great loss.”
The Kells Anglers Association would like to thank all the club members and fellow anglers from all over Ireland and further afield who paid their respects to Pat’s family during the removal and funeral.