Waterford and District Coarse Angling club report on the 2016 Waterways Ireland open:

A coloured river pushing through greeted the good turn out for this years annual Waterways Ireland open on the Barrow at St. Mullins. The state of the river had everyone guessing as to how it would fish and soon after the 1.30 all in it became apparent that the pegs near the wires were producing fish with some lovely roach falling to a few anglers in that area.

Waterford & District CAC - Waterways Ireland 2016 Open pic 4Every angler had at least one decent fish in the net at the end but it was Match organiser David Norbury who had the most bringing 19lb 4oz to the scales. Most of the weight comprised quality roach to 1lb with a couple of dozen dace and a few smaller roach with a few falling to the feeder but most on 7m whip from a nearside slack.

Waterford & District CAC - Waterways Ireland 2016 Open pic 5Adrian Browne was left rueing leaving his whips and float rods at home as his 15lb 8oz feeder caught net from the next peg downstream put him in the runner up spot. Third placed Danny Murphy certainly had the most fish but only a handful of the better roach fell to his float tactics further downstream producing a dace based 15lb 5oz.

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1 David Norbury 19lb 4oz (peg 27)
2 Adrian Browne 15lb 8oz (peg 26)
3 Dany Murphy 15lb 5oz (peg20)
4 Trev Platt 12lb 13oz (peg 6)
5 Peter Downes 11lb 9oz (peg 12)
6 Kevin Leahy 11lb (peg 24)

Thanks to everyone who attended and to our sponsors Waterways Ireland

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Go fishing…

Waterford & District Coarse Angling Club

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The club was set up in 2000 to promote recreational coarse angling in the southeast of Ireland. The club’s home water is at Ballyshunnock Reservoir, Co .Waterford. The reservoir is managed as a mixed fishery by Waterford & District Coarse Angling Club. It is regularly stocked with brown and rainbow trout of 1lb plus as well as a healthy native population of browns. It also contains rudd, bream, tench and rudd/bream hybrids. The lake is split by the Portlaw road and there is good access from the two car parks to three sections of the lake allowing easy access to over half a mile of bank fishing. The brown trout fishing season runs from March 17th to September 30th with fishing for rainbows from then until 31st December. Anglers may fish with only 1 rod and there is a catch limit of 3 trout per angler per day and only fish of over 30 cm can be taken. All other fish must be returned alive to the water and no coarse fish can be taken or killed. Permits cost €35 per year for adults, € 15 per year for under 18s and € 15 per day. Permits are available from Centra in Kilmeaden, Waterford Angling and Outdoor Centre (John O’Brien), Waterford, Titelines in Cappoquin, The Tourist Offices in Dungarvan and Newtown Stores, Newtown. Membership of Waterford and District Coarse Angling Club also entitles to coarse fish the lake. Details available from 086 163 2462.

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