Inniscarra Lake TDL reports on it’s St. Patrick’s Festival:
This weekend saw 29 anglers from the UK and across Ireland descend upon the village of Coachford, Co. Cork for the first coarse angling festival of the year. St.Patrick wasn’t kind hard frosts and a cool easterly wind led to difficult fishing on the shallower sections on day one but the weights improved with conditions remaining calm throughout. Sections fished were the Graveyard, Inishleena, Concrete, Deeps and Rooves Bay. Everyone fished the long distance feeder over the three days and catches consisted of mostly roach and perch.
Cork Angler Ken Ince and Julian Kendrick, Co. Offaly were both contenders for the top spot and the two drew side by side on the Graveyard section on the final day. Ken’s final weight of 15.340kg just pipped Julian (Sensas Ireland) 14.890kg for a festival win.
Kevin Norcliffe took the 3rd place position with 14.140kg and a good performance by Ireland Youth International James O’Doherty (Tubertini) from Enniskillen placed him in 4th with 12.980kg. Winner of the St.Patrick’s Day Open Charlie Greaves came in 5th with 11.580kg.
A full payout topped up by €1000 sponsorship paid the top five along with section money each day.
Festival season on Inniscarra gets underway on May the 21st with a full 14 days of match fishing.