Inniscarra Tourism & Development Group Ltd report on some recent competitions fished on the reservoir…

O’Callaghan’s Open

O'Callaghan's Open

25 August: The Fountain House stretch was the venue of choice for the O’Callaghan’s Open today.

The match was won by Cork angler Ken Ince with 27.200kg, second was John Bohane with 26.340kg from Rooves Bay and Mick Fordham 3rd at Fountain House with 19.660kg.

Today’s open marks the start of two back to back 3-day festivals sponsored by O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House

Low water levels may have impacted the weights from the Garden Centre stretch which will not feature in the Celtic Shield festival starting tomorrow.


Inniscarra catch

26 August:  Fantastic weights from the Fountain House section for day one of the Celtic Shield sponsored by O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House

1st Julian Kendrick 25.760kg
2nd Trevor Platt 23.080kg
3rd John Fletcher 23.060kg

27 August: Plenty of roach and hybrid catches today on the whip, the favoured method this festival so far. The Fountain House stretch continues to produce the better catches and a top weight today of 27.720kg for Adrian Freeman. 2nd today is John Bohane with 23.600kg and 3rd Peter Stupers with 22.940kg.

John Fletcher heads the leader board with 44.100kg

28 August: Mick Fordham of Wokingham, Berkshire wins the CELTIC SHIELD!

Brilliant fishing for a three day match win of 66.360kg. In second place is Wilbert Van Meel from the Netherlands with 59.350kg and 3rd Julian Kendrick Co.Edenderry with 58.740kg.

Celtic Cup Winner
Mick Fordham

Hybrids have been the dominant species this week on the Greenway and Fountain House with the whip the favoured method. Well done to Trevor Lovell for his match win today with almost 30kg.

The Celtic Shield is sponsored by O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House. Tomorrow sees the start of the Vintners Cup!

Vintners Cup

Inniscarra catch

29 August: Much to the delight of the newly arrived Dutch lads for their two week holiday Inniscarra continues to perform. Top weights of roach and hybrids for everyone today on the first day of the VINTNERS CUP!

1st Mick Fordham 25.730kg
2nd John Bohane 25.720kg
3rd Alistair Ogilvie 25.080kg

The Vintners Cup is sponsored by Murphy’s CENTRA Coachford

Inniscarra TDL

Inniscarra TDL aim to enhance the tourism opportunities in the area surrounding the reservoir and facilitate the angling centre as well as manage the Coachford Greenway, a national waymarked trail.  They are affiliated members of the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI running a series of coarse angling festivals on Inniscarra from March to October annually, for more information visit