Sponsored by Waterways Ireland May 25th to 29th
Congratulations to John Potters, Lisbellaw the 2015 winner who picks up fabulous prize money of €900 for his festival catch of 34.480kg.
Second was Dave Pickering, Stoke on Trent with 30.340kg ahead of local angler Brian Bohan of Mohill with 28.420kg for third. In fourth place was another new face on the festival Tony Green who picked up €300 with his 24.000kg ahead of last years festival winner Dara Finnegan who placed fifth.
Ballinamore Tourism were delighted to welcome to the town all the 36 anglers but particularly those who had made the journey from the UK for the festival. Sadly the weather conditions were not on our side and made the fishing difficult at times; mostly hybrids & skimmers with the roach starting to move back into the lake towards the end of the week. A few bonus bream and tench were caught too.
Lough Garadice provides easy access angling with the ability to park right behind your peg at Haughton's and Church Shores. With kind permission of the landowner anglers may drive to their pegs on Connolly's Shore but when the going gets tough Inland Fisheries come to the recuse and transport the anglers equipment to their pegs. A fantastic service.
The next international event to take place on these shores will be the World Pairs Angling Championships in September - register now at www.worldpairsangling.com
Lakelands Angling, Ballinamore would like to thank the sponsors Waterways Ireland who provided €500 to top up the prize fund and Inland Fisheries Ireland who provided the essential on the ground support for the anglers. Particular thanks to the landowners on the shores of Lough Garadice.