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2 in a row for Julian at Inniscarra’s St Patricks Festival

March 21st, 2018 | by

Inniscarra TDL reports on the St Patrick’s Day Festival fished on Inniscarra, which continues to exceed expectations and prove its world class angling status. This was winter fishing in extreme conditions; a bitter easterly wind, below zero temperatures, flurries of snow and high water levels! But during the recent St. Patrick’s Festival, although the Greenway section proved more difficult, the Graveyard section reliably produced for the anglers with an average 7kg per day over the three days!

St.Patrick’s Weekend Open

16 March: 23 anglers attended today’s open match ahead of the St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival, our first of the year!

Despite high and rising water levels the reservoir fished well with sections on the Greenway, Garden Centre and The Graveyard. But it was the Graveyard that fished the best and produced a win for Cathal Hughes with the top weight of 15.720kg. In second place was Rimantas Kondrackas with 11.320kg and third Stu Blunsom with 10.380kg.

good catches

Cathal Hughes won the open with 15.720kg


Day One

The water levels dropped around 4 inches for the first day of the festival. But there was a bitter cold easterly wind on the lake which was not comfortable for any of the anglers fishing. The fishing has improved from yesterday in some areas but it was the Graveyard again producing the good weights.

Sy Patricks Day Festival

Vincent Walsh with 14.620kg led on Day 1

Our first day winner is Donegal man and Irish float team manager Vincent Walsh with 14.620, second was Nigel Franks, Wiltshire, with 11.140kg and3rd was Scott Walsh with 10.580.

Day Two

Snow showers added to the bitter cold conditions today, plus the lake had dropped two foot overnight only to rise 8 inches during the match.

Julian Kendrick had the biggest weight on Day 2 with 18.740kg. He’s top of the leader board going into the final day…

The fishing improved in all sections with the Graveyard still producing the best catches. Julian Kendrick won today’s match from there with 18.740kg all on the whip. Second today was Stu Blunson with 15.500kg and third Nicky Harrison with 12.540kg.

Julian is now top of the leaderboard with Vincent Walsh in 2nd, Stu Blunson 3rd and in 4th place Scott Walsh.

Fantastic sponsorship on the match from Jackie Lennox Chip Shop allows for a top prize of €1000 with the top four paid out overall. It’s fairly close at the top but who knows what tomorrow will bring…

Day 3

The winner of the ILTDL St Patrick’s Festival for the second year in a row is Julian Kendrick with a total weight of 26.660kg over the 3 days.

The winners

The winners

Inniscarra is proving a popular venue for Julian, the 2017 FEEDERFEST Ireland Champion who picks up the €1000 top prize with thanks to sponsors Jackie Lennox Chip Shop

In 2nd place is Stu Blunsom with 23.260kg, 3rd Vincent Walsh with 21.680kg and 4th Trevor Lovell with 19.980kg.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all those who participated.

The Water levels were stable today and the wind from the north east so the wind chill was less cold.

Once again the daily winners all came from the Graveyard; Well dove to Andy Baker 12.720kg, 2nd Alex Radu with 11.020kg and 3rd local man Pat Falvey.

table of results

First of all we what to thank the anglers who supported and took part in the first of our festivals St Patricks 3 day festival 2018, we thank our sponsor Jackie Lennox Chip Shop which is really appreciated, we thank Eileen and staff at O’Callaghan’s Bar who have look after all of us so well over the last couple of days and we thank everyone who has helped out with the running of this festival, Peter William Turner, Tracey Martin, Trev Platt, Pat Falvey, Duncan Lennox and all who have helped with the weigh-ins. Thank you all.

We now look forward to the next series of festivals which are #Feederonly in April.

Upcoming events

The legacy of two world championships in 3 years and good fishing on Inniscarra Lake continues to attract new interest from overseas anglers.  To cater for this demand Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Ltd have released details of a comprehensive series of angling festivals for 2018 commencing in March through to October. The festivals, many of which include guaranteed sponsorship provides 64 days of any method match fishing with selected events for the feeder enthusiast.

Date Event Duration
April 22 O’Callaghan’s FEEDER Open 1
April 23-25 Dave Bacon Memorial FEEDER Festival 3
 April 25-28  O’Callaghan’s FEEDER FESTIVAL 4
May 20 Guinness Cup 1
May 21-25 Hacket Cup Festival 5
May 26 Open Match 1
May 27-29 O’Callaghan’s Cup 3
May 30 June 01 Ottewill Trophy 3
August 10-18 Otley FEEDER Festival 9
August 25 O’Callaghan’s Open 1
August 26-28 Celtic Shield 3
August 29-31 Vintners Cup 3
September 01 Open Match 1
September 02-04 Coolcower Cup 3
September 05-07 Lennox Cup 3
September 08 Open Match 1
September 09-11 Mai Fitz’s Cup 3
September 12-14 Granvilles’ Cup 3
October 21 FeederFest Open 1
October 22-26 FeederFest Ireland 5
October 27-28 Fountain House Feeder Cup 2

It’s simple to book in
Tommy 00 353 86 104 3040
Kevin 00 44 7803 372756
Richard 00 44 7824 479132
Trevor 00 353 87 601 8660

Coachford Village is the gateway to the 2.8km Greenway which provides secure parking behind your peg with other stretches of water such as the ‘Garden Centre’ close by.  Club and leisure anglers are more than welcome with the local club members more than happy to provide advice or help arrange a friendly match. In the village you purchase your permit, buy bait and tackle-up whilst staying in one of a number of B&B’s in the area.  Close by are several hotels and restaurants that welcome the anglers and Blarney and Cork City are just a short drive away. For those bringing the family there are plenty of attractions close by; a little further afield there is Killarney and Kenmare where there are many things to do, and not far from some excellent beaches.

Inniscarra Fishing Festivals 2018


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