Suck Valley Angling Hub report on a Team of 4 competition fished at Emlagh and Donamon at the weekend…

On Sunday 22nd of April Connaught Match Group in conjunction with Suck Valley Angling Hub ran a teams of 4 competition which was held on the sections of Donamon and Emlagh.

River Suck

The draw was held at Castlecoote Lodge where 8 teams waited patiently to find out where they would fish. Teams from across the country turned out with anglers from as far away as Belfast and Donegal as well as Kildare which shows the attraction the River Suck has for anglers.

Sections for the day were

  • Emlagh 1-8
  • Donamon 1-8
  • Donamon 11-18
  • Donamon 24-31

The day started well for everyone with plenty of fish coming and even though it slowed off as the day went on there was still plenty of fish to be caught.


Top individual weight of the day went to Jason Ward with a weight of 8.725kg from peg 5 on Emlagh. Second was Rory Dunne with a weight of 7.850kg from peg 2 on Emlagh and 3rd was Mark Leonard with a weight of 6.750kg from peg 28 on Donamon.

River Suck

On the team front it was a close affair for 1st place as Connaught Match Group and Team Ireland battled for top spot. In the end Connaught Match Group prevailed with 2 section wins and 2 2nds which left them on 6 points and Team Ireland ended up with 2 section wins and 2 3rds and left them on 8 points.
3rd place went to Team Worms as they called themselves on a score of 17 points only just beating Naas (Lithuanian) contingent.

  1. Connaught Match Group 6pts
  2. Team Ireland 8pts
  3. Team worms 17pts

The club wishes to send out their thanks to all who attended and traveled from far and wide to attend and we look forward to seeing a few new faces at our annual 3 day event in 2 weeks time for the 3 day festival which will be held at the same location.

Thanks to IFI (inland fisheries ireland) for their continuous hard work and development of projects in the area who without their hard work an event like this wouldn’t be possible to be held in the area.

Last but by no means least we all thank the Leyden family who allowed us to use their pub for the draw and presentation. Mary Leyden kindly provided refreshments after the competition which is greatly appreciated by all the anglers.

Go Fishing…

River Suck Angling Hubsuck-valley-angling-hub

Athleague, Co. Roscommon.

Contact: Bill Cassidy [email protected] 086 3356759


The Suck Valley Angling Hub was set up to promote angling in the Suck Valley area, and also to organise major competitions and festivals.