Lakelands Angling Ballinamore reports on the Ballinamore Angling Festival…

Ivan Price Cup

27 May: 55 turned out to Ballinamore today with anglers travelling as from Dublin, Belfast, Mullingar and those closer by to fish alongside festival anglers from the UK for the Ivan Price Cup.

Congratulations to James Place, Manchester a regular visitor to Ballinamore and former festival winner for his 14.350kg win from Lough Scur. In second place was Co. Cavan angler Robertas Zilaitis with 8.850kg, followed by Kevin Dyer, Hants on his first visit to Ballinamore who weighed in 7.650kg for 3rd place. Another Cavan angler and former Irish International was 4th with 7.500kg followed by John Mcvey and Chris Simpson in joint 5th.

James Place Winner of the IVAN PRICE CUP 2018
James Place Winner of the IVAN PRICE CUP 2018

Club member Steve Clinch and his wife Sonia of Abbey Lodge sponsored a beautiful crystal trophy for James and presented the Ivan Price Cup on behalf of Dorothy & Ivan. Thanks to sponsors Terry & Agnes of Short’s Heritage Bar and GORDON HUGHES ESTATE AGENTS represented by Debbie.

Thanks to very one who took part. The fishing as very tough, bright sunshine and an Easterly wind didn’t help and the club are busy working on the options for a change in sections for the festival tomorrow.

Day 1 of the Festival

Bob Nudd
Bob Nudd

Day 2 of the Festival

Weather heats up even more

29 May: The Ivan Price Cup served as a great warm-up match for this years festival and enabled us to make some changes to put the festival anglers on the fish. 41 anglers checked in on Monday at the Tourist Office for the match which is fished on 5 venues over 5 days by rotation. Venues include Lough Garadice Church and Connolly’s Shores, Kiltybarden and Lough Scur Pumphouse and Rocks.

Top weight for Day One was Bob Nudd with 8.850kg of small skimmers at Lough Scur, Rocks. Second on the match today was Barry Chapman with 7.020kg from Kiltybarden which included two bream.

Day 3 of the Festival

coarse angling

Even hotter – when is the weather going to break?
Kiltybarden continued to be the favoured section producing the top two weights of the day with Ireland’s Junior International Eoin Rogerswinning the day with 14.600kg followed by Nigel Broadley with 10.780kg
All other sections continue to fish hard with some improvement on Lough Scur Pumphouse giving Dave Stewart 3rd on the day with 7.930kg.

Top 5 on Day Three
Wayne Fuller 22.650
Nigel Broadley 17.680
Dave Stewart 15.740
Eoin Rogers 15.530
Bob Nudd 15.450

Results so far

Results of the first 3 days
Results of the first 3 days