ACE CUP. The Ace Cup was fished in mixed weather conditions last Sunday on Owel.We started off on a cold windy frosty morning, and finished up in calm sunny conditions. It was the first club competition and wall well supported on the day. The lake had being fishing well all week, and some good trout were moving to fly hatches. I had fished the lake a few days prior to the competition, and had a super trout of 3lbs 12oz on Friday while fishing with Irish Times Angling scribe Derek Evans. On competition day it was a different Kettle of Fish and I only managed small fish while fishing with local fly angler Tony English. Still we had a super day and Tony finished in 3rd place with a nice fish of .825kg.Matt Cambell of Dundalk finished 2nd with .885kg, and Mullingar E.S.B. employee Jimmy Cahill from Killucan topped the day with a fish of 1.200kg.Presentation took place at Tullaghan and Oliver Buckley presented Jimmy with the Ace Cup.Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association Chairman Brendan Murray thanked all who supported the competition, and the Buckley family for their sponsorship.

Oliver Buckley presented Jimmy Cahill with the Ace Cup.
Oliver Buckley presented Jimmy Cahill with the Ace Cup.

Michael Flanagan
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