The annual Arva Seniors 2017 Festival took place during last week with 84 anglers taking part. They fished Gulladoo Upper and Lower, Corfree Left and Right, Dernaferst, Kevins Shore, Rockfield and Dereskit. Fishing proved to be excellent despite the change in weather conditions. The following is a list of the winners:-

  • 1st. Francis McGolderick 62.870kg
  • 2nd. Mark Harris 56.050kg
  • 3rd. Kevin Johnson 53.410kg
  • 4th. Arie Roubos 46.960kg
  • 5th. John Potters 42.700kg
  • 6th. Niel Mallinson 42.650kg

the winners

The George Pratt Memorial was held on Sunday last in rough conditions with strong winds, rain and high waves. . Mick Schoppen came first with 24.200kg on Corfree, Grahame Whalley second with 21.400kg on Gulladoo and in third place was Bob Nudd with 18.600kg on Corfree.

Fishing in the Cootehill area is reported to be improved on previous weeks with some nice Bream on Skeagh Lake and Bairds shore. The Dromore river is producing good bags of fish also.

The river at Belturbet is producing good mixed bags of fish with plenty of Tench, Bream and Roach. Anglers staying in the Belturbet area also report good fishing at Killykeen.