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Great craic and great fishing at Inniscarra festivals

August 30th, 2016 | by

Inniscarra Lake TDL report on the start of their three weeks of match fishing on Inniscarra Lake which started on Saturday with the O’Callaghan’s Open ahead of the Celtic Shield 3-Day festival.

27th August: Great fishing on Inniscarra today! The Garden Centre section produced the best weights and today’s winner Trev Platt with 27.180kg.
Second was John Bohane with 23.780 and third was Chris Rushton with 19.340 all from the Garden Centre.
Rooves Bay section fished well and we hope with some bait in the Graveyard section will pick up for the Celtic Shield 3-day match commencing tomorrow.

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Pictured Inniscarra TDL members Trevor Platt, Mike Stone and Peter Turner
The prize giving for the day took place at O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House in the morning.

28th August: Celtic Shield Day One : Pete Townsend, Swindon got off to a great start for the Celtic Shield 3 Day festival which commenced today with 23.340kg of roach and hybrids on the pole at Rooves Bay. There was great fishing all round with the Garden Centre section once again producing for second place Alistair Ogilvy with 20.100kg and 3rd George Knight with 18.500kg.

O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House, Coachford provide €1,000 sponsorship for this festival.

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29th August: Anglers posing for the camera whilst setting up for the second day of the Celtic Shield Festival this morning in Coachford Co. Cork.

Inniscarra smiles...

Inniscarra smiles…

It’s super to see many returning faces from overseas along with those new here to fish the first of our series of coarse angling festivals at Inniscarra as always supported by the locals and anglers from across Ireland.

There is still time to book in for the following events which are all 100% payout on entry supplement by some fantastic sponsorship locally.

Aug 31st – 3 day Vintners Cup
– sponsored by O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House

Sept 3rd – 1 day Inniscarra Open

Sept 4th – 3 day Lennox Cup
– sponsored by Jackie Lennox Chip Shop

Sept 7th – 3 day Coolcower Cup
– sponsored by Coolcower House

Sept 10th – 1 day Guinness Cup
– sponsored by Hogans Oaklands

Sept 11th – 3 day Granvilles Cup
– sponsored by Granvilles Bar & Restaurant

Sept 14th – 3 day Hackett Cup

West Cork Tourism Inland Fisheries Ireland

30th August: Celtic Shield Day 2: Alister Ogilvey leads the Celtic Shield after two days with just over 38kgs!

Great fishing again yesterday with James Carty, Thatchers taking the top weight of the day with 23.600kg from Rooves Bay followed closely by local angler Pawel Swistun wth 23.140 at the Garden Centre Stretch. The third weight of the day coming again from Rooves Bay for Paul Davies of Shrewsbury with 20.800kg.

O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House, Coachford Co. Cork provide €1,000 sponsorship for this festival which closes today.

Inniscarra - 30th August 2016

31st August 2016 The fantastic fishing continued for day three of the festival with Julian Kendrick winning the day at Rooves Bay with 19.760kg placing him first in the festival. In second place today was local angler Pawel Swistun with 17.260 and in third Josh Smith with 16.740. Josh is an English Youth International with the Under 20’s sampling the venue ahead of the Youth Championships next year. Well done Josh.

Festival winner 2016 Julian Kendrick

Festival winner 2016 Julian Kendrick

Julian of County Offaly wins the festival with a top weight of 51.900kg. Just ahead of Alistair Ogilvy, last years Celtic Shield and Vintners Cup winner with 49.140 and in 3rd was local man Pawel Swistun with 45.380. .

At the presentation this evening Tommy Lawton, Inniscarra TDL thanked all the anglers for supporting the festival praising Eileen Martin and O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House of Coachford Co. Cork for their on-going support and sponsorship.as well as acting as the anglers HQ throughout the year. Thanks too to Mike Stone, Kevin Gray and Trev Platt for their assistance and to Peter Turner our photographer.

Inniscarra - Festival winner 2016

Everyone is now looking forward to the next three day event the Vintners Cup where the winner will additionally win a week’s stay at O’Callaghans.

Report by Tommy Lawton of Inniscarra Lake TDL an affiliated club of the National Coarse fishing Federation of Ireland www.ncffi.ie. You can follow them at www.facebook.com/inniscarralakeTDL

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