Irish International and Erne Anglers club member James O’Doherty, Tubertini UK and only 16yrs of age took his first festival win on his home waters at the DAIWA Erne Easter Three Day Festival at the weekend. The Three day festival run by Erne Anglers and Fishing Tackle & Bait was fished on the town venues of Derrycharra and Cornagrade on the River Erne in Enniskillen. The weather was nice but the good flow on the river was cold flood waters making the fishing difficult at times.

James O'Doherty
James O’Doherty

It was a closely played match with James scraping into the top position on the final day beating John Potters, a notable angler and current holder of the NCFFI All Ireland and Waterways Classic titles for 2015 by just 20g. Ryan Kersley’s lovely Erne bream catch put him into the top sixth just behind his father Tony Kersley.

L-R John Potters, Wayne Fuller, James O'Doherty, Tony Kersley, Ryan Kersley
L-R John Potters, Wayne Fuller, James O’Doherty, Tony Kersley, Ryan Kersley

1st James O’Doherty 10.850
2nd John Potters 10.830
3rd Keith Murphy 10.700
4th Wayne Fuller 10.250
5th Tony Kersley 9.280
6th Ryan Kersley 8.980

Ryan Kersley
Ryan Kersley
Aaron Hutchman, East Belfast Coarse Angling Club
Aaron Hutchman, East Belfast Coarse Angling Club
John Taggart East Belfast Coarse Anling Club
John Taggart East Belfast Coarse Anling Club

 

Next up for Enniskillen is Europes’ premier coarse angling festival holding it’s 40th Anniversary 11th to 15th May 2015 – the Waterways Classic.