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Nigel Hirst wins Fermoy Festival after strong start

May 22nd, 2018 | by

The Spring Festival Week saw 40 anglers & partners back at Fermoy for some river fishing on the Blackwater. NCFFI report…

The fishing was started off difficult in areas even though conditions were good, water levels up and a little bit of colour. But by Wednesday the colour had run out of the river which ran clear for the rest of the week with the sun shining brightly!

 Fermoy Spring Festival

Fishing the Fermoy Festival

Congratulations to Nigel Hirst of Leeds whose winning day one catch of 16lb 4oz saw him good for the rest of the week and win the festival. In second place was Wayne Swinscoe, Nottingham with 24lb 8oz and third another Leeds angler Nick Chaffer, 21lb 12oz, congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who took part.

L-R Joe Slattery FCAA, Nigel Hirst winner, Richie Flynn The Avondhu Bar, Tommy Lawton FCAA

L-R Joe Slattery FCAA, Nigel Hirst winner, Richie Flynn The Avondhu Bar, Tommy Lawton FCAA

Day One winner was Nigel Hirst from Leeds with 16lb 4oz, second was Ollie Doyle, Co. Carlow with 12lb 8 oz and 3 was Dave Miles of Leeds with 11lb 14oz.

Day Two winner was Wayne Swinscoe with 14lb 6oz, second was Nick Chaffer with 10lb 6 and joint third was Trev Platt, Co. Cork and John Whitehouse, Darlington with 6lb 8oz.

Day Three winner was John Whitehouse Darlington with 9lb, second was Dave Jones, Notts 8lb 12ozs and third was Gordon Moss Bracknell 7lb 6ozs.

Full results from the Fermoy Spring Festival

Full results from the Fermoy Spring Festival

Usually the anglers would head to Inniscarra for the intermittent days but this year remained on the River.

Fermoy AC would like to thank The Cross Bar, The Wagon Tavern, The Avondhu Bar, TJ Goodtymes, The Grand Hotel, and the B&B’s; also local land and fishery owners and Chris (Kipper) Donovan for the use of the Boat.

Report courtesy of NCFFI – https://www.facebook.com/coarseangling – the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI. www.ncffi.ie


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