The 35th Lough Melvin Trout Championships was an outstanding success as the sleepy village of Garrison in Co Fermanagh welcomed the influx of 266 anglers from all corners of Ireland and beyond to four days of top-class angling for sonaghan trout on nearby Lough Melvin.

Those wily little fellows, synonymous with Melvin, displayed fantastic fighting prowess as they foraged in areas of open, deep water in search of mid-water planktonic (daphnia) organisms. From an angling perspective, it became a lottery to locate them….

Irish Times 01/09/2014 Read the article ‘All roads lead to Garrison for trout championships on Lough Melvin