Richard Caplice from the Irish Angling Development Alliance (IADA) reports on the results of the third stage of the Lough Muckno Winter League 18th November 2012.

The third leg of the Lough Muckno Winter League was staged on Black Island Lough Muckno Castleblayney Co Monaghan on Sunday last 18th November 2012.

A total 34 competitors fished the event in freezing conditions following heavy overnight frost and all elected to fish the feeder at 45 to 55 metres while some chose to concentrate on a number of lines to take maximum advantage of the irregular bites available.

The venue produced a good head of roach mostly, with no blanks recorded.

Fishing was from 11am to 3pm with very welcome hot food served at the Old Coach Inn following the event.

The results of the event were as follows

  • Section 1 Mickey Welsh Lough Muckno.
  • Section 2 John Walker Lurgan.
  • Section 3 Jeff Morrison Dublin.
  • Section 4 Niall Mc Kitterick Lough Muckno.

The overall winners were as follows.

  • 1st Alan Larkin BSI and Dublin. 5.560 kgs
  • 2nd Darren Fairhurst Dublin. 4.880 kgs.
  • 3rd Graham Gannon Dublin. 4.780 kgs.
  • 4th Jim Mc Allister Lurgan. 4.475 kgs.
  • 5th Niall Mc Kitterick Lough Muckno. 4.180 kgs.

The next league match will be staged on Black Island 2nd December 2012.