Portumna Coarse Angling Club held the Curleys Festival, Sponsored by Waterways Ireland, last week from 19th September to 23rd. Around 40 anglers competed, 32 of these from outside the area and abroad. The venues fished were Rodger’ Island, the
Town  stretch, Salmon run and Meelick. there were some good weights during the event. On Day 2 bags to over 59lb were weighed in at the Meelick stretch, where all the fish were got fishing the pole to hand at 9m. 

Lots of roach were caught
Lots of roach were caught

After 5 days of fishing there was just one winner – Paul Hallen.

  • 1st Paul Hallen
  • 2nd Richard Bedford
  • 3rd Ken Dooley

Heaviest Bag – Dave Brooks 59lb 4oz

There was over 2000lb of roach caught during the competition, averaging 10 to the pound. There were also a few bream around and hybrids.

Some good bream and hybrids also turned up
Some good bream and hybrids also turned up

Next festival

Monday 24th of April 2017

Will be limited to 45 angler’s

Many thanks to the sponsors
Curleys bar
Oak lodge
Hayes bar

Report courtesy of Portumna Coarse Angling Club


Portumna Coarse Angling Club are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and are members of the Angling Council the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI. www.ncffi.ie

Over 2000lb of roach and a few bream
Over 2000lb of roach and a few bream