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Darius Simkus wins Rathcon Winter LEague

March 13th, 2018 | by

Dermot Page reports on the Rathcon Winter League final fished at the weekend…

11 March: Today was the final of the winter league. 15 anglers qualified over the previous three heats. Conditions were pretty perfect as the day started off at 1030. Within the first 40 minutess 5 anglers had netted their maximum 3 fish on that peg and were off to a great start.

The next hour was also good fishing, before the fish became more spooked. Then a cold easterly wind got up.

It came down to the final peg with 6 anglers still in with a chance of winning it. The top three finishers all had a fish in the last 15 minutes and all ended with 8 fish landed.

There was a total bag of 75 fish which is the best final in the past 9 years of holding the event.

The results are:

  • 1st Darius Simkus – 8 fish also the biggest fish at 67cm
  • 2nd Martin McGorian – 8 fish
  • 3rd Dave McBride – 8 fish
  • 4th Vaidus Tiskus – 7 fish

Well done to all the anglers involved today. Many thanks again to Southside Angling for their support throughout the competitions and sponsoring prizes. 

Go fishing…

Rathcon Lake is 8.5 acres and is stocked with top quality rainbow trout. The lake is fly fishing only and designed to allow maximum fishing so that 90% of the water can be covered. The average depth is 10ft with deep holes of up to 20ft in places. The fishery is open all year round and is home to a wide range of fly life, in particular buzzers, sedges, hawthorn and daddylonglegs, all providing excellent dry fly fishing, especially in the summer evenings.

Phone: 086 829 2309

Email: dermot@rathcon.com

Web: www.rathcon.com

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