Brian Bohan reports from Lough Rynn where the four day festival goes from strength to strength:
What a great bunch of men and women who competed at the 5th anniversary of the Lough Rynn Angling Club’s August bank holiday weekend festival. There was great club spirit shown in making sure everybody – young and old – got all their gear to the pegs while maintaining Covid 19 protocols.
On day one the weights were outstanding from the off, with seven anglers tipping the scales to over 20kg and another ten weights over 10kg, giving a lot of anglers a great start to the 4 day event.
Day 2 would tell the tale of how the rotation could benefit anglers and so it proved with the fancied pegs throwing up some good weights again.
Day 3 saw things getting tight at the top and peg average weights starting to drop back slightly.
The pressure was on 5 anglers to keep fish coming to the net on day 4 as things were very tight at the top.
Full results of how the weekend panned out below
The club would like to thank all who helped out over the weekend, including:
- Lough Rynn house and gardens for allowing Lough Rynn Angling Club the use of their private grounds
- Homeland stores, Mohill, for providing prebait
- Tractor drivers Gerry Bohan and Darren Duignan
- Martin Allington for helping to get tackle to pegs and clearing the way
- Landowners for the use of their lands
- Roisin Bohan & Lorraine Murphy for doing the results
- Sprit Bar (Mohill) for presentation and the massive spread of sandwiches, sausages and chips.
Top 6 were:
- Tony Green 68.430kg
- Charlie Richards 67.160kg
- Tony Hopkins 64.270kg
- James O’Doherty 60.370kg
- Colin Moss 52.550kg
- Julian Kendrick 47.150kg
Just over 1000 kg of fish were caught weighed and released over the 4 days
A selection of catches from the festival
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