This report courtesy of the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland:

The long awaited for Feederfest Ireland competition is in full swing on Inniscarra Lake, County Cork. Seventy eight anglers are participating in the five day long event dedicated to the feeder angler which will see them compete on a different section of the reservoir each day. Four sections of the multi-amenity Coachford Greenway are in use along with the ‘Garden Centre’ match stretch providing easy access for the competitors.

Garden Centre Match Stretch

To accommodate the visiting anglers, some warm up matches were held preceding the event;  the Trev’s Tackle open on Saturday 14th was won by Peter Koopman (15.520kg) and the larger event on Sunday 15th – sponsored by Fountain House B&B – was won by Cameron Hughes, Daiwa UK, with 19.460kg.

Cameron Hughes Fountain House winner

Paul Boothby from Enniskillen won the first day with 22.400kg with Henk Roskam from the Netherlands winning day two with 18.400kg. As the main competition reaches the mid-week stage, it’s Willem VD Helm from Holland who has been visiting Ireland to fish every year for 35 years who leads overall with 27.500kg.

Organised by ILTDL Feeder Fest Ireland has superb sponsorship of €3,000 from Heineken, €1,700 from Sensas Groundbaits and local contributors and for the first time over €4,500 of Daiwa N’ZON kit.  Keep an eye on the socials of DAIWA UK for regular updates throughout the competition.

Anglers on the Greenway

Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Ltd in partnership with the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) developed the Greenway specifically for the World Feeder Championships of 2014 and continue to work with the venue owners ESB to manage the facility. With the current weather implications the ESB partnership is imperative as they try to manage the water levels for the safety of all competitors.