Michael Flanagan from Midland Angling reports on Lough Ennell’s O’Malley Cup…
Over 30 anglers lashed out across Lough Ennell last Sunday for the O’Malley Cup fly fishing competition.Conditions were quite good with plenty of early morning rain, clearing later, and a nice breeze at times kept the boats drifting along. On the day I teamed up with Ciaran Newman of Lynncross and we had a lovely day out on Ennell. Naturally made all the sweeter as Ciaran boated a cracking trout of 4.814lbs.

Kieran Newman and winning Ennell fish O'Malley Cup.
Kieran Newman and winning Ennell fish O’Malley Cup.

It was a lovely fish and I made no mistake in netting this winning catch for Ciaran. Mark Kenny finished 2nd with 2.912lbs, Conor Lynch 3rd with 2.752lbs, and 4th Mick Devaney with 2.048lbs.
Presentation took place in Whitebridge Bay and John Tyrrell competition captain of L.E.T.P.A. thanked the O’Malley family for their sponsorship and all who competed in the competition. Ennell anglers are back In action next Sunday when the Christy Sleator Cup will be fished.

Christy Sleator Cup

Jimmy Stenson win Christy Sleator Cup.
Jimmy Stenson win Christy Sleator Cup.

Lough Ennell Anglers hosted the Christy Sleator Cup last Sunday 25th September. Once again you needed a super wild brown trout to claim first prize, and local angler Jimmy Stenson produced the goods. Jimmy had a lovely fish of 3.30lbs to take top rod on the day. Joe Doherty was 2nd with 2.61lbs, 3rd Conor Lynch with 2.50lbs.
Also up for grabs was the Tyrrell/McKeever Trophy for top angler during Lough Ennell Trout Preservation Association competitions. This was won by Mark Kenny with a combined weight of 10.65lbs.Presentation took place in Whitebridge bay and Jack Sleator presented all winners with prizes for the Christy Sleator Cup, and John and Alan Tyrrell presented the Tyrrell/McKeever Trophy.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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