Finally, after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, FeederFest Ireland 2021 wrapped up on Friday October 22nd after five hard fought days on the shores of Inniscarra reservoir. It was Tony Hopkins who took the honours with over 105kg overall; Rimantas Kondrackas managed to overtake Cathal Hughes on the final day to take second with 97.5kg, Cathal finishing 2kg further back on 95.2kg.

The podium

This five-day feeder only festival attracts some of Europe’s finest feeder anglers and has become one of the most prestigious festivals on the Irish calendar. Some 60 anglers took part and nearly 3,500kg of fish were caught during the week – so an average of around 11.5kg per angler per day which takes some beating. Fishing was spread over the Greenway, Graveyard and Fountain House sections.

A great result

Once again, Eileen, Pat and the staff of FeederFest HQ (also known as O’Callaghan’s Bar, Coachford) rolled out the red carpet for the competitors and made sure they were all welcomed, fed and watered during the week.

Cathal Hughes finished in third

Organisers of Inniscarra angling events assure us that there is an exciting list of festivals and competitions planned for next year – so watch this space!