Munster Coarse Anglers report on a recent 2 Dayer at O’Briensbridge:

We had to move to the River Shannon at O’Briensbridge because of high water levels on all the East Clare Lakes. It was always going to be a tough match, and in this respect, the Bridge lived up to its moody reputation.

Day One
Split into two sections; day one proved to be an absolute grueler with very few roach or dace showing. It was those who put a few Perch together were the only ones to put any weight on the score sheet, with the notable exception of Martin Sutterby on end peg 16 who had a magnificent 11lb 4oz
Section 1 Day 1
1st Ian Kelsey 7lb 13oz
2nd Clive Slater 5lb 4oz
Section 2 Day 1
1st Martin Sutterby 11lb 4oz
2nd Kevin Leahy 5lb 9oz

Day Two
There were a few no shows on the second day, and after the previous day’s results it was probably understandable, however, the Roach and Dace that had been missing the day before decided to show up for a time in most of the pegs for the first half of the match with section 2 being the most consistent except for Dick Holmes on what was now end peg 4 on Section 1 who netted 8lb 10oz
At the other end, It was Ray Linton who took overall honours on the day with 9lb 14oz
Section1 Day Two
1st Dick Holmes 8lb 10oz
Joint second
Martin Sutterby
Kevin Leahy 4lb 15oz
Section 2 Day Two
Ray Linton 9lb 14oz
Joint second
Richard Bedford
Noel Stapleton 6lb 14oz

Final top four for the two days
1st Martin Sutterby 16lb 3oz
2nd Ian Kelsey 13lb 4oz
3rd Clive Slatter 11lb 5oz
4th Kevin Leahy 10lb 8oz
Special thanks to Paul McCall and Ian Kelsey who did a brilliant job on swim clearance on Friday to make the section accessible and to Florian at Fishing Tackle Ireland for the sponsorship.
The one thing that marred an otherwise enjoyable two days was the removal and disappearance of an anglers keepnet and fish after the all-out and before weigh-in by others not connected to the match. This was an unforgivable reprehensible act, and a reminder to all don’t leave your peg or tackle unattended.
“All COVID restriction and government guidelines were adhered to in the staging of this event”

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