Mick Flanagan reports from the Owel Fundraising Competition on Sunday October 6th 2019…
The Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted the open fly-fishing competition with all proceeds going towards stocking Owel with quality trout. The event was well supported with many anglers coming from all across Leinster and checking in at Tullaghan and Lullallys before the 11am start.
The weight-in and presentation took place at 6pm at Tullaghan and there was some lovely Owel trout caught.
I struggled to entice a trout to take my fly, but I teamed up with Pauric Martin and he had one nice fish on wet fly.
The top four rods on the day were 4th Stuart McGrane 1.095kg, 3rd Ken McCarty of Dublin 1.170kg, 2nd Celbridge angler Paul O, Toole with 1.395kg, and Top Rod was Mullingar and Ennell Competition captain John Tyrrell.
John was fishing with fellow angler John Dooner and netted a beautiful trout of 2.115kg, now you can convert that into pounds yourself.
The presentation took place at Tullaghan, and L.O.T.P.A. Chairman Brendan Murray thanked all anglers who competed. He also thanked all who supported the fundraising competition. Brendan also announced that on the last day of the trout season Saturday October 12th a sweepstake competition will take place on Owel. The competition will run from 10am-6pm with the awards presentation taking place at Tullaghan Shore. The entry fee is €10 and all monies raised will be used for the prize fund.
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