Lough Sheelin took centre theatre final weekend with dual rarely successful fly fishing competitions that put a lake behind in row as one of a excellent furious brownish-red fish fisheries in Europe.
On Saturday, a Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association (LSTPA) reason a annual tide reconstruction foe that captivated a record-breaking assemblage of 242 anglers. Now in a 13th year, a eventuality is substantially a largest one-day philharmonic on a Irish calendar.
The few balmy spells did small to put a fish down and during tighten of play a peculiarity of fish from this extraordinary lake was there for all to see. With a distance extent of 16in and only one fish authorised per angler, 46 of a excellent fish were presented for weigh-in.
Better still, 4 fish exceeded 5lb, followed closely by a vast series of 3.5lb to 4lb catches and a change channel a line during 16in (circa 2.5lb).
Killeshandra angler David Carney took a honours on a day with a pretentious fish of 5.798lb held on a Green Wet Mayfly in a Stony and Clover area of a lake. For his efforts David perceived a 19ft Sheelin boat; tackle to a value of €350 and a Paddy Sheridan Memorial Cup.
His boating partner, Paul Lunney from Derrylin, also did remarkably good with a superb fish of 5.614lb for third place, earning him a fly rod, electric engine, vessel seat, life vest and fly line.
Proceeds from a foe will essentially go towards appropriation tide reconstruction and medium improvement. “LSTPA trust that tide and tide development, in and with good H2O quality, are a principal means of progressing Lough Sheelin as a furious fish habitat,” chairman, Kenneth O’Keeffe said.
Results: 1, D Carney, 5.798lb; 2, A Gonnelly, 5.648lb; 3, P Lunney, 5.614; 4, P Gleeson, 5.158lb.
On Sunday, Sheelin was again a venue for a Cavan/Monaghan Garda Coiste Siamsa Championship and Open Competition. In sheer contrariety to a prior day this was a cold one with a uninformed and stormy southwesterly breeze really not gainful to gentle fly fishing.
However, notwithstanding a severe conditions this annual eventuality captivated 90 competitors and again Sheelin did not defect with 23 peculiarity fish creation a scales.
At a prizegiving and many beguiling dish in The Royal Bar, Ballyjamesduff, foe organiser Dessie McEntee paid reverence to Sean Reynolds and his brother-in-law for rescuing 4 people stranded on a lake on Saturday night during 10.30pm. Without their believe of a lake a outcome could have been really different, he said.
Results: Garda section: 1, P Foley (Monaghan), 3lb 7oz; 2, P Donoghue (Galway), 2lb 14oz; 3, V Connell (Dundalk), 2lb 12oz. Visitor’s section: 1, J Hughes, 5lb 3oz; 2, C Rushe, 3lb 15oz; 3, L. McLoughlin, 3lb 14oz.
Waterford Trout Anglers’ Association will reason a annual bank holiday foe on Carrigavantry lake on Monday (October 29th). The lake is fishing good during present, generally with “dries” and nymphs, while blobs are also holding good numbers.
The foe is open to a initial 30 anglers, entrance is €60 and includes cooking in O’Donnacha’s Pub in Kilmeaden. Fishing is from 10am to 4pm. There is a outrageous array of prizes on offer, including a initial esteem of tackle to a value of €800. Entry forms can be downloaded from Facebook page ‘Waterford Fly Fishing’ or call Michael during 086-107 3086.
Carrigavantry is open via a year and day permits can be purchased in Centra Store, Kilmeaden. Special rates request for groups and clubs.
Tommy Lawton of Fermoy AC reports on a hardest autumn counterfeit angling festival ever on a Blackwater. Still pang from drought, a tide was dual feet reduce than summer levels and using solitaire transparent that left fishing conditions really formidable for a 22 competitors.
However, a knowledge of a festival remains, with anglers from a UK and Ireland enjoying a normal skills of tide fishing.
Congratulations to 83-year-old Peter Gilbert of Swindon on winning a festival with 21lb 10oz followed by Steve Skelton of Bristol with 17lb 3oz. Third place was common with Tony Tibble of Reading and Ian Dawson from a Leeds area with 16lb 11oz.
Fermoy AC would like to honour a winners and those who took part, along with sponsors, supporters and fishery owners. Visit http://bit.ly/FermoyFest19 for sum of a 2019 festivals on a Blackwater.