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Paul Leese catches 57.120kg to win Feeder Only Festival Inniscarra

April 27th, 2018 | by

There is a great run of festivals on Inniscarra at this time of year. Inniscarra Lake TDL has all the news and results…

22 April: The warm up to our April series of Feeder Festivals took place today with great weights coming from all the sections.

Inniscarra catch

Neil Richards had 14.100kg to win

O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House Open Feeder 22nd April

  • 1st Neil Richards 14.100kg
  • 2nd Trev Platt 13.520kg
  • 3rd Charlie Greaves 12.200kg

23 April:  A fantastic start to the first of the two 3-day feeder festivals from County Cavan angler Paul Leese with his 23.240kg catch in the fisrt day of the Dave Bacon Memorial Feeder Festival.


Paul Leese with his 23.240kg catch

All the top weights came from the Garden Centre today; in 2nd Julian Kendrick 18.800kg and 3rd Neil Richards 17.360kg.

24 April: A better day all round today for the second day of the Dave Bacon Memorial Feeder Festival with the water dropping by about 3 foot and less wind. The top weight today came again from Paul Leese this time on the Greenway with 16.840kg which sees him lead the match going into the final day tomorrow. Second today was Charlie Greaves with 16.780kg and 3rd today came from Pat Falvey at the Graveyard with 16.320kg.

Super fishing all round with over half the field with weights in double figures.

25 April: Paul Leese returns in style to Inniscarra and wins the first of our two Feeder Only Festivals.

County Cavan angler Paul returns to the lake for the first time since he fished for Silver with Team Ireland at the World Feeder Fishing Championships here in 2014. With the top weight of the festival on day one and consistent fishing since Paul finishes with 57.120kg for first place. Second is Swindon angler Neil Richards and in third place County Offaly angler Julian Kendrick. The top three anglers also finished with the top weights of the match today from the Graveyard.

The festival has seen anglers bag nets of up to 300 fish,mostly roach and hybrids with some skimmers. All sections fished well concluding with a match total of over 680kg and a daily match average of 7.824 a man.


Inniscarra Lake Tourism Ltd would like to thank all those who travelled to participate, Kevin Grey Match Organiser, our hosts O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House and of course sponsors Jackie Lennox Chip Shop

Cork County Council Inland Fisheries Ireland Coarse Angling Ireland NCFFI Coachford Co. Cork

26 April: The good fishing continued for the first day of the O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House Festival today with Paul Leese once again leading the field with his 21.100kg from the Garden Centre. Following him again but a good bag of fish behind was Neil Richards with 16.340 from the Graveyard. In third place with 16.060kg was Feeder Team Ireland Manager Brenton Sweeney also at the Garden Centre.


Paul Leese, back in the lead again

Encouraged by the good fishing a number of new faces arrived iCoachford Co. Cork today and thirty one anglers are fishing this match held over the next three days.

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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