Fishing was very, very tough on Day 1 of the two day Lough Sillan May Day Open on beautiful Lough Sillan on May 1. Only a few fish showed despite conditions that appeared to be near perfect. Its possible the fish are interested in more important things than feeding (!). The 16 anglers competing may have been so many gooseberries.

Day 1 Lough Sillan May Day Open
Day 1 Lough Sillan May Day Open

Results at the end of day 1 were fairly open and it was all to play for on Day 2.

  • 1st Andy Chapman 2-470kgs
  • 2nd Steven Whyte 1-420kgs
  • 3rd Finnian Feeney 1-110kgs

Sections winners were Andy Chapman & Steven Whyte.

Day 2 Lough Sillan Open
Day 2 Lough Sillan Open

Day 2 saw tough conditions once again on a very stormy, cold day with battering hail/rain and gale force winds to contend with.  Fishing got underway at 11am – 4pm. Andy Chapman held his lead from day one and took first place with a respectable 4.460kg given the conditions.

  • 1st Andy Chapman 4-460kg
  • 2nd Rory o Neill 3-680kg
  • 3rd Steven Whyte 3-020kg
  • 4th Artur Czarnocki 2-540kg
  • 4th Niall Mc Kitterick 2-540kg
  • 5th Finnian Feeney 2-010kg
  • 6th Neil Mazurek 1-880kg

Section winners today were Artur Czarnocki & Rory o Neill
Well done to all the anglers who competed.

Report courtesy of Ballybay Angling Association

Upcoming events…

Open Knock up on Concra Wood
Pegs 40 – 75 Booked
For this Sunday 8th May
Meeting at The Old Coach Inn car park @8:45am draw at 9am sharp
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Entry €20.