Club chairman Brian Reidy reports on the final leg of the Galway Bay SAC Master Angler competition.

Traps set. Watching the rod tip on Lettergesh…

On a beautiful November day in Conamara we had our 5th and final leg of the Club league, the Master Angler 2021. Colin Harty was straight into fish with a fine double, a flounder 35 and turbot 23.

Colin Harty with a nice flounder

Brian had a counting turbot and John Cunningham had a blank first cast. But that was all to change as he almost reeled in a fish a cast for the next 2 hours. Colin stayed in touch with a fish here and there but Brian had nothing for well over an hour. He found the fish in the third hour and had a fish a cast but John was too far in the lead and his ten fish took the leg on 322 points.

John Cunningham with one of his catch

Brian was 2nd with 8 fish and 256 points and Colin third with 7 fish and 234 points. Biggest fish a flounder 36 cm Colin. Congrats John!

Brian Reidy presents John Cunningham with his winnings

Although John took the final leg, Brian had a good lead in the Master Angler standings, and his two wins and two top placings gave him overall victory, after many years of trying. A popular victory and well deserved. Well done Brian!

John Cunningham (orevious winner) presents Brian Reidy with the club Master Angler trophy.

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