Portumna Coarse Angling Club hosted another successful festival on the Shannon at the weekend. Congratulations to Julian Kendrick for a super win. Portumna CAC reports…
The Waterways Ireland Curley’s Portumna Festival came to and end this Friday with a worthy 2018 winner Julian Kendrick of Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

Julian Kendrick
Julian Kendrick

30 anglers enjoyed five days of fishing on Shebeen, Stick-Ups, Rogers, Town and the Salmon Run. The week started out tough with the wind and rain but by Thursday all was forgotten with glorious sunshine to lift the spirits and rise the banter levels up a notch. Catches were good most days with highs of over 20lb, and a number of bags into the teens nearly every day. It was a very tight battle for the pay out, apart from Julian who had the match won with a day to go.

  • 1st Julian Kendrick
  • 2nd Dave Brooks
  • 3rd Arūnas Mlečka
  • 4th Steve Grogan
  • 5th Dean Cosnet
  • 6th John Deakin
  • 7th Bruce Pennell
  • 8th Peter Jones

Portumna Angling Club would like to thank all the sponsors who contributed to the €5400 prize fund shared among the Top 8, daily sections and random teams. Thanks to the lads who helped run the match, and to Oak Lodge B&B, Fins Petrol Station Boat House, Hayes Bar Ferry Inn and Curley’s Bar.
Roll on the September Festival – don’t forget to get booked in.

Go Fishing

Portumna Coarse Angling Club
Steve Grogan, Phone +353 (0) 86 0824195
Website: Portumna Coarse Angling Facebook


Portumna Coarse Angling Club are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and are members of the Angling Council the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI. www.ncffi.ie