The Ballinamore Angling Festival 2022 came to a close on Friday with Roscommon angler, Dara Finnegan winning with a decent 53.100kg for his five days of fishing. Dara moved into the lead on day four with the weight of the week at the Rocks for 22.250kg, retaining this position with 12.750kg at the Pumphouse on the final day for the festival. Runner-up, for the second time – having reached the same position in 2018 – was James O’Doherty with 44.750kg. Seamie Winters, Tony Hopkins and Francis McGoldrick took third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The Lakelands Angling Club would like to thank its members who helped to facilitate the 2022 event, the local landowners and to Terry Shortt for providing the meeting place for the week along with refreshments. Thanks also to Padraig Mulligan who gets anglers to their pegs at Connolly’s Shore.
The 2023 festival will take place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th May.