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Brenton Sweeny wins 2nd qualifier, 6 anglers go to Irish Feeder Masters on Muckno


Dick Caplice reports from the final qualifier for the for the Irish Feeder Masters fished on Lough Muckno…

6 qualifiers go forward to the Grand Final of our Irish Feeder-masters due to a tie on White Island today when 65 of Ireland’s top feeder anglers slogged it out again on the second qualifier.

Muckno specialist Brenton Sweeney took first place in the qualifier

Venue specialist Brenton Sweeney topping the scales at just under 10kgs took the overall spoils earning himself a final place after an ear bending 5 hours next to his angling pal Paul Leese on fancied Yellow Island.

Darren Fairhurst had his favourite peg on South Lodge drawn for him again and his near 9 kgs secured a strong second place, but most of all a place in the coveted final.

Johnny Keith and Marius Killian could not be separated on White Island and with both on 7.5 kgs both land spots alongside the top feeder anglers already qualified and still to qualify.

Well practiced Peter Walsh with almost 8 kgs made the best of a strong peg on Concra Wood holding off the ever present Piotr Horbinski to edge his way into the final by a slender but vital 200 Grammes margin.

Richard Pratt on 6 kgs prevailed comfortably on tough Black Island and will be another to watch out for in the grand final.


  • Brenton Sweeney
  • Darren Fairhurst
  • Richard Pratt
  • Peter Walsh
  • Johnny Keith
  • Marius Killian.

Overall today:

  • 1st Brenton Sweeney
  • 2nd Darren Fairhurst
  • 3rd Joint Paul Leese and Mick O’Connor
  • 5th Peter Walsh.


  • Iarmantas
  • Adrian Van Der Heever
  • Larry Parkes
  • Johnny Keith
  • Marius Killian
  • Joe Nolan
  • Piotr Horbinski
  • Richard Pratt
  • Darius K
  • Shane Dunne
  • Dave Worsnop
  • Robertas Zilaitis

With 5 already qualified and not competing today we were left with a very decent entry given an inordinate number of late withdrawals due in the most part to legitimate causes.
A substantial entry is expected for number 3 qualifier in two weeks time; so please now book on again to ensure a spot in the starting lineup which will be strictly limited to 80 anglers.
This is a tough competitive event on a toug( competitive water and the cream of the feeder angler crop are expected to make the now 26 man final.
Some stars still to show their undoubted prowess but with 3 qualifiers to go we expect a star lineup in September on our Irish Feedermasters final.

Report Courtesy of Dick Caplice at https://www.facebook.com/Lough-Muckno-393107817429399/