Dermot Page reports on the final qualifier of the Rathcon Winter League, fished at the weekend…

John Kellagher's 68cm fish
John Kellagher’s 68cm fish

The final qualifier was on today with the top five progressing through to the final on March 19th. After a cold night the fish were down deeper than over the past few days which made for tougher fishing. The first 40 minutes produced 8 fish spread around the lake which was a slow start. John Kellagher got a lovely 50cm brown on peg 7 and followed it up with a 68cm rainbow on peg 16. 38 fish were landed altogether with a lot more lost between the 18 anglers. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day and to Southside Angling for sponsoring a prize.

The results were:

  • 1st Joe Winder -7 fish
  • 2nd John Kellagher – 5 fish
  • 3rd Martin McGorian – 5 fish
  • 4th Dave McBride – 4 fish
  • 5th – Aidan Heffernan – 4 fish

Dermot Page,

Go fishing…

Rathcon Lake is 8.5 acres and is stocked with top quality rainbow trout. The lake is fly fishing only and designed to allow maximum fishing so that 90% of the water can be covered. The average depth is 10ft with deep holes of up to 20ft in places. The fishery is open all year round and is home to a wide range of fly life, in particular buzzers, sedges, hawthorn and daddylonglegs, all providing excellent dry fly fishing, especially in the summer evenings.

Phone: 086 829 2309

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