Round One of the World Shore Qualifiers were fished on Saturday on the River Cusher in Co. Armagh. The river was in a raging flood which caused some delays but the organisers took their time with the registrations, briefings and the section draws. After this they waited for the levels to start falling and eventually started the competition at 12 noon. The 14 anglers had an enjoyable day with 5 fish hooked but none landed.

It's not surprising the anglers didn't manage to land any fish hooked
It’s not surprising the anglers didn’t manage to land any fish hooked

Saturday night was not as wet and the river was in better order for Round 2, fished on Sunday. The river level had fallen by over 1m and looked far more promising.

Thankful that conditions had improved
Thankful that conditions had improved

Four fish were caught in Leg 1, 1 each for David Bowles and Stephen Powell and 2 for Jacek Rafał Gorny.

Leg 2 saw another for Jacek and 1 each for David Dennis, Ion Iulian Tinca, Lindsay Mcfadden and Robert Brown.

The 3rd and 4th Legs of the qualifiers will be fished next week end on the Cusher again. For more information see http://www.ncffi.ie/2017-shore-team-qualifiers/