The NCFFI  report on the All Ireland Feeder Club Championships fished on Lough Garadice at the weekend…


05 May: Tough fishing all round met the eleven teams competing for the Feeder Club Champions of 2018 on Lough Garadice in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. today. Well done to the Sensas team who placed first with clear lead of 7 points.

Rimantas Kondrackas
Rimantas Kondrackas

Day One Positions:
1. Sensas Ireland Dennets 16pts
2. CM Lakelands Feeder Club White 23pts
3. Lurgan Coarse Angling Club Blue 24pts
Loughside Angling Club 24pts
5. Go & Catch Feeder Fishing Team 26pts
Belturbet Angling and Conservation Club 26pts
7. Lurgan VDE Black 34pts
Lakelands Angling Ballinamore 34pts
9. C/M Lakelands Green 35pts
10. Crazy Anglers Team 41pts
11. Polish Anglers Northern Ireland – Community 47pts

Just Loughside Angling Club and Belturbet Angling & Conservation Club are fishing for a place at the World Championships next year.

Day 2 and final results

May 6: The two-day championships concluded today with the Sensas Ireland/Dennetts club win the All-Ireland Feeder Club title of 2018. Consisting of a number of Feeder #TeamIreland members the team saw Michael Buchwalder take two section wins and the overall individual angler of the match! 2nd was another member of the team James O’Doherty and in 3rd place Lurgan Coarse Angling Club‘s David Herron.

L-R Michael Buchwalder, Philip Jackson, Cathal Hughes, Julian Kendrick, James O'Doherty
L-R Michael Buchwalder, Philip Jackson, Cathal Hughes, Julian Kendrick, James O’Doherty

Second in the championships was CM Lakelands Feeder Club White and in 3rd position Belturbet Angling and Conservation Club. Well done to Belturbet who qualify to take part in the World Feeder Club Championships and will travel to Portugal next year.

Results table
Results table

Recent cold rainfall followed by bright sunshine meant conditions were not ideal on Lough Garadice with Haughton’s shore fishing particularly hard perhaps due to the absence of roach away spawning. Fishing to international rule is not the norm for most but its a good learning experience and fishing in teams is very rewarding. The NCFFI would like to thank all the clubs who took part, to our International Feeder Manager Brenton Sweeney for the organisaton, Lakelands Angling Ballinamore for their assistance on the ground and to the local landowners.

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland are the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.