A quick report from the Lough Muckno festival organising committee on their event last week:
We had five days of staggering fishing, with 12 anglers competing on a friendly mini festival. Having been forced to cancel the Co Monaghan pairs again this year, due to the then Covid restrictions on travel and movement, we facilitated the eager and amiable bunch of Irish anglers already booked in.
We have run out of superlatives when trying to describe the performance of long time Muckno star Conor Browne. To say that he is the best pole angler on this venue is an understatement and his performance this week cemented that view beyond any doubt.
Little did it matter where he drew, as his result was always the same with an average 20kgs on every day, but more significantly the stamp of fish this awesome angler caught each day clearly stood out. An awesome angler with an awesome cumulative weight of just a shade under 100kgs over 5 days.
Runners up Shamie Winters and Gary Doyle (in that order) fished blinders also and showed their true class, on a truly class venue. Well done all three for three magnificent results and a big congratulations and thanks to all who competed in this depleted but wonderful event from an angling point of view.
Special word of thanks to Gavin Walsh for his nice contribution to all competing of a significant sample of outstanding Sensas ground bait. It is interesting to note that this top shelf brand was used by almost all competing in yielding some of the finest results, throughout the full stretch used.
Such is the brilliance of the venue that lowest cumulative weight of the 12 participants exceeded 52kgs and the cumulative weights of the 12 competitors over the 5 days topped .8 of a metric tonne.
To finish our angling exploits for 2021, we will be staging an all method Halloween festival over 3 days and with restrictions now lifted and travel and movement as normal, we hope that a good number of anglers might travel from the UK and Ireland, to enjoy what this wonderful venue has to offer.
Please book on as soon as possible as numbers will be limited and some significant interest is already flagged – fishing will take place on 23rd 24th and 25th October with fishing each day 11am to 4pm a daily draw at 8.30am.