Belturbet Angling and Conservation Club held a very successful Belturbet Angling Festival last week with thirty six anglers in competition for the top prize. Sections fished were Derryvona, Eonish, Kennedy’s, Derries and McCaffrey’s, with Derryvona and Derries producing the heaviest nets over the course of the week.

Seamie Winters took the honours after five days of fishing in pretty poor conditions – top five listed below:

  • Seamie Winters 81.080kg
  • Wayne Fuller 72,820kg
  • Fergal Smith 67,980kg
  • Mick Smith 66,560kg
  • Mark Theedom 64,800kg
The week’s winners

Plus, as best ranking visiting angler from overseas, Les Surtees bags himself a week’s complimentary B&B at Church View Guest House B&B Belturbet for his 49,380.

Reports are that the club have already filled a number of places for overseas anglers for next year and local accommodation providers have already taken a number of bookings – the club hope to be able to grow the event year on year so if you are interested in taking part contact them via their Facebook page.

The club would like to thank the efforts of club members Stephen Leddy and John Heys –  we have some of the ‘old Belturbet’ back, with three new sections on the River Erne. Thanks also to the local landowners for their support, Maura at Church View Guest House, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Ray at The Castle Sports & Gastro Bar Belturbet for the sponsorship and fine hospitality. Not forgetting the all important supplies from Irish Bait and Tackle Limited.