John Devaney reports:

This was a confined club event which was fished by 20 anglers and prizes were given on a heaviest fish basis which meant that most of the fish caught were returned with anglers producing their heaviest fish to be weighed.

Once again the lake fished very well with anglers having good sport, wet flies seem to be working best with natural dapped flies fishing a little slower with the  fish seemingly preferring to chase moving wet flies.
Successful patterns on the day were peters, daddies, dabblers, bumbles, and fry patterns all worked well on the day.

Results were as follows:-

  • 1st, and McCarthy Cup winner for (2012) Gerry Ward Castlerea, with Fish – 2lbs 13 oz.
  • 2nd , place Tommy McGee (jnr) Dunmore,  Fish  – 2lbs 7ozs
  • 3rd , place  Joe Fitzharris Ballyhaunis,Fish  – 2lbs 6ozs

Junior section was shared by Gary Madden Castlerea and Justin Kelly Roscommon, who both recorded a fish of 1 lb 9 ozs.

Up to 80 fish were landed in this event with most returned such was the quality of the fishing on offer.