The excellent fishing at the one day Open match on the Sunday preceding the festival gave us an idea of what was to come. Ewan Weed won the one day event with 96lbs including a magnificent 8lb 4oz bream.
The festival itself which took place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August run by the Kingfisher Club with the support of the Lakeside Manor Hotel at Lough Ramor, Virginia, co. Cavan provided four days of consistent fishing. 20kg was needed to win a section.
Average catches for the five hours fishing consisted of 200 fish mostly Hybrids and Roach with a few large Bream showing; Tommy Dowd won the Island Section with 3 Bream in his catch of 23kg and on the last day Kevin Ashurst again on the Island Section had a 6lb 4oz Bream in his 28kg catch giving him top weight of the day and placing him in 2nd place for the festival.
|Kingfisher AC Ramor Festival 2013|
The long pole, short line was the dominant method with some anglers catching on the whip. Every peg fished very positively with most festival regulars making the point that it was the most consistent fishing they could remember.
Festival winner was Paul Leese KFCAC with 93-950kg, 2nd KevinAshurst 84-430kg, 3rd Bob Nudd 83-390kg, 4th Keith Murphy 83-250kg, 5th Franics McGoldrick 80-950kg, 6th Donal McGurk 75-940kg and 7th Tommy Dowd 71-600kg.
The KFCAC would like to thank all landowners who gave their kind permission for anglers to access their land and also the Lakeside Manor Hotel who kindly support the event each year.
Festival Winners 2013
This festival will take place on Thursday 21st August to Sunday 24th August in 2014. If you would like to book in for this event please contact the Kingfisher Club on + 353 (049) 854 3295.
Thank you to Bob Nudd and Patrick Smullen for the photographs