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Angling on Mask a bit hit and miss

September 20th, 2017 | by

Ronan Cusack reports that angling on Mask has been a bit hit and miss recently as the 2017 season comes close to an end.

Westport Angling Club held the Joe Berry cup on Mask and Carra last week which was won by Jonathan O’Grady of Westport with 4 fish for 5.75lbs. Ronan Gibbons also from Westport had 4 fish for 5lbs and in third position was David Lennon with 4 fish for 4.25lbs. Alan Kennedy won the heaviest fish prize with a fish of 2.5lbs which was caught on Carra.

John McHale Manulla Castlebar with his 6lb beauty

John McHale Manulla Castlebar with his 6lb beauty

Local Ballinrobe angler Kevin Sheridan had 3 fish pulling wets in the deep last week (Best fish 1.75lbs).  John McHale from Castlebar had a cracking 6lb trout on a daddy over the weekend. This was John’s first time ever fishing on lough Mask.

The VFI (Vintners Federation Ireland) held their annual 2 day competition on Mask last week which was supported by 127 anglers from across the country. In first place was Peter Byrne from Castlebar with 7 trout for 9.77lbs. Second was Pat Gallagher from Duleek Co Meath with 1 trout for 7.57lbs. Third place went to Johnny Moroney from Shannon with 6 fish for 6.56lbs. Michael Twohig from Kanturk took 4th with 6 fish for 6.51lbs. Pat Gallagher also won the heaviest fish prize.


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