Ballinamore Angling Club reports on the Ivan Price Cup and Ballinamore Angling Festival…

Ivan Price Cup

Congratulations to this years winner – Andrew Lightbown who receives a lovely crystal fruit bowl from Steve & Sonia Clinch of Abbey Lodge. Andrew won the match of 72 anglers with 8.100kg from Kiltybardan. In second place was Darius Karalaunis with 7.200kg from Haughton’s Shore.

Ivan Cup Winner

Well done to the top 6!

  • 1. Andrew Lightbown 8.100kg
  • 2. Darius Karalaunis 7.200kg
  • 3. Kevin Dyer 6.750kg
  • 4. Ross White 6.300kg
  • 5. Tomas Lisauskas 6.000kg
  • 6. John Tocknell 5.850kg

Tomas Lisauskas

Ballinamore Angling Club would like to thank everyone for taking part as we remember the contribution of Ivan Price to angling tourism in this area.

Thanks to Steve and Sonia Clinch of Abbey Lodge Fenagh sponsors of the crystal trophy, and Terry Shortt and staff at the Heritage Bar.

Ballinamore Angling Festival

The Ballinamore Angling Festival is fished over 5 days. The festival Prize Fund is €7050, with a Winners payout of €1000. The featured match fishing venues are just a selection from a number of good fishing locations in the area;

A Church Shore ‘Grassy Bank’
B Church Shore ‘Deeps’ & Cully’s Shore
C Connolly’s Shore, Lough Garadice
F ‘Pumphouse’ Lough Scur
G Kiltybardan

Day 1

It was great to see so many new faces as the 47 anglers checked into the festival this morning. Met with a warm breezy day the anglers picked up their supplies from the bait van from Irish Bait and Tackle Limited before making their rotation draw.

ballinamore group

There was a good start with reasonable catches all round. Penkridge’s Paul Boothby had a good day on Church Shore #Grassy Bank winning the day with 108 roach on the pole at 11m for 11.800kg. Second was club member Mick Mahoney with 9.700kg at Kiltybarden with Ivan Price Cup winner Andrew Lightbown just behind him with 9.450kg.

Day 2

Another warm day made for tough fishing on Garadice, but there were some lovely specimen roach caught.


Kiltybardan continued to perform well with local angler and current Youth U20 World Champion, Charlie Richards winning the day from peg 3 with 14.950kg. Second on the day was Wayne Fuller on the next peg with 13.300kg, both fished the pole. Third today was Dave Stewart with 10.250kg at Lough Scur, Pumphouse.

Day 3

An unexpected tench show at Garadice, Grassy Bank today delights Paul Smith and Bruce Zhou with the 1st 17.450kg and 3rd 10.900kg best weights of the day.


The eight fine specimens for Paul catapults him to the top of the leader board with 30.550kg at the half way stage. The third best weight of the day goes to Kevin Dyer with 13.050kg and moves him to second place for a total of 27.370kg, followed by Paul Boothby 25,650kg in third, Charlie Richards 25.250kg in fourth and Bruce Zhou 24.300kg in fifth place.

results at day 3

We’ll continue to post results as we get them.

Go fishing…

Join the Club

Coarse angling in the Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim area. Club membership €15 Adults and €5 Juniors. Annual Festival held in May. for more information see their facebook page Ballinamore Angling Club

Ballinamore coarse angling centre