Dermot Page reports on the Rathcon Winter League final qualifier, fished at the weekend…

The final qualifier was on today. There were 18 anglers fishing and a total of 31 fish landed. It was bitterly cold with a strong north westerly wind and fishing was very tough. The fish were down deep and lures were the only method working.

The biggest fish was 60 cm and caught by Martin McGorian.

The results are:

  • 1st – 5 fish Martin McGorian
  • 2nd – 4 fish Paul Owens
  • 3rd – 4 fish Freddie Miller
  • 4th – 4 fish Roger Fowler
  • 5th – 3 fish Dave McBride

The top 5 anglers qualify for the final which will be on Sunday March 11th.

Many thanks to the helpers today and Southside Angling for sponsoring a prize.

Go fishing…

Rathcon Lake is 8.5 acres and is stocked with top quality rainbow trout. The lake is fly fishing only and designed to allow maximum fishing so that 90% of the water can be covered. The average depth is 10ft with deep holes of up to 20ft in places. The fishery is open all year round and is home to a wide range of fly life, in particular buzzers, sedges, hawthorn and daddylonglegs, all providing excellent dry fly fishing, especially in the summer evenings.

Phone: 086 829 2309

Email: [email protected]


Rathcon - lake view