The NCFFI reports that the fist Kilbracken Club Anglers Challenge saw great bags of fish weighed in with an average weight of 20lb per angler a day…


Virgin Leitrim waters were used for the very first Kilbracken Club Anglers Challenge last week. Designed with the visiting angler in mind this festival provided five days of match fishing and hospitality in Carrigallen, County Leitrim for anglers from the UK, Netherlands and across Ireland.

Roach, rudd, skimmers and hybrids were the target with 150+ fish needed for a section win, all methods including the waggler were used resulting in an average match weight of over 20lbs per angler per day.

  • 1st Dave Brettel 131lbs 13oz
  • 2nd Dave Micklewright 105 lbs 15oz
  • 3rd Julian Kendrick 102lbs 4oz

Full results

The unique €400 entry included accommodation in local B&B’s with evening meals provided at the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel as well as €150 pools. The full payout plus sponsorship provided for daily sections, daily overall and the top 3.

Brian Bohan

The organisers would like to thank all those who took part in what was a very enjoyable week and to Brian Bohan for his assistance with access to the venues. The next Carrigallen festival takes place in September.

The 2019 Kilbracken Anglers Challenge will take place from the 17th to 21st June. For further details visit