Tony Green reports on the Erne Anglers Easter festival…

The Erne Anglers Easter festival took place over the Easter Holiday weekend on a difficult River Erne that was severely affected by a cold north easterly wind… Despite this a great turnout of 30 brave anglers took part with great camaraderie on all sections!

River Erne

All three sections played a major part in the outcome. Day one went to Dave McNamara, with 6.800kgof roach on the whip at 5 meters at Bellanaeck.

Day two went to old timer Peter Jones, with a great weight from Dolans ring. of 8kg. On day three the winds picked up, and temperatures dropped; Ewan Weed came through and took the final day on Dolans Ring with 4.900kg of Hybrids.

The winners

Congratulations to Peter and all the winners.

  1. 1st Peter Jones 17.300kg
  2. 2nd Phil McCaffrey 13.800kg
  3. 3rd Andy Gregg 12.950kg
  4. 4th Ryan Kersley 12.410kg
  5. 5th John Potters 11.850kg
  6. 6th Tony Kersley 11.800kg
  7. 7th Ewan Weed 11.700kg

Well done to all who took part in a great festival supported by the Carrybridge Lakeside Lodge and generously sponsored by Gus Greaves. In a 100% payout.

Special thanks to James O’Doherty & Gus Greaves for their help. Thanks too to DAERA Inland Fisheries for the improved angling facility at Cleenish and Viaduct – facilitating accessibility and parking at your peg!!!

Table of results

King of the Erne

King of the Erne

This 2-day match runs on the intermittent days of the Classic Fishing Festival but is open to all. Advance registration only – book in with Fishing Tackle and Bait on 028 6632 2008.
The 2017 King of the Erne was Preston Innovations‘s Lee Kerry with 59.850kg!

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Erne Anglers 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.