Inniscarra TDL reports from this popular coarse angling venue in Cork…

Cathal Hughes retains his title winning the St.Patrick’s festival two years in a row with 26.370kg. Consistent fishing over the three days led to his finish almost 8kg ahead of runner-up Rob Holt with 18.820kg and Adrian Bus 3rd with 18.120kg.

Cathal Hughes
Cathal Hughes

The festival was fished in tricky conditions with water levels rising overnight last night by 16′ and continuing to rise throughout the day. The Garden Centre produced well for Adrian with todays top weight of 10.390kg catapulting him into third place. Fermanagh angler Jordan Hall was 2nd today at the Graveyard with Cathal 3rd.

Many precautions were taken in order for the festival to go ahead but Inniscarra Lake Tourism Ltd have now taken the decision to suspend all festivals until the end of April, pending government advice post 29th March.

We would like to express our thanks to the sponsors of this event Jackie Lennox Chip Shop and to O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House for their hospitality which included cups of tea today! We would like to thank all anglers for attending in these uncertain times but in particular the local businesses who support the angling here in Coachford and the surrounding area with best wishes for the weeks to come.


Further to our announcement that all festivals were suspended until 1st of May we regret to confirm the following events are now cancelled;

O’Callaghan’s Feeder Open 18 April
O’Callaghan’s Feeder Festival 19-21 April
Dave Bacon Feeder Festival 22-24 April
Inniscarra Pairs Warm-Up 26 April
Inniscarra Feeder Pairs 27 April – 01 May*

Should the match calendar allow these events may be reinstated later in the year. A decision will be taken on the May festivals pending government advice on 29th March.

*deposits will be refunded in full please contact Pat Falvey on 087 772 4940 or visit Inniscarra Feeder Pairs Festival

Inniscarra Lake TDL

Inniscarra Lake TDL are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI the National Governing body for coarse and predator fishing and casting sport as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

For details of the all the events, venues and more, a downloadable copy of the events calendar, 2020 festival results and a directory of angler friendly accommodation in the local area please visit

Report courtesy of Inniscarra Lake TDL