It was another reasonably nice fishing day again today for Day 3 of the Muckno Mania Fishing Festival with sunny spells and a light breeze. Brighter than yesterday though. The best weight yesterday came from White Island but this was reversed today, when the best weight came from Black/Yellow Island. World Pairs Champion and World Silver medalist Cathal Hughes had the best overall weight of 26.510kgs. Rory O’Neill from Newry ran a close second with 25.840kgs. Mark Pollard from the UK produced the third best weight of 19.840kgs also from Black/Yellow Island. Section winners includer Cathal Hughes 26.510kgs, Ray O’Sullivan 14.680kg, Jim McAllister 16.480kgs and Darren Fairhurst with 16.300kgs.
With the competition now past the half way stage things are really hotting up with competitors looking forward to the final two days of the event.