*UPDATE* The Belturbet Coarse Fishing Festival came to a close on Thursday, August 3rd, with well known festival attendee Julian Kendrick finishing top of the pile. Julian ended up with 65.440kg at the festival close on Thursday, over 7kg ahead of the nearest competition, with Kevin Johnson in second (58.370kg) and Stephen Leddy only grams behind in third place (58.340kg).

Fishing was made difficult throughout the week, with lake shores flooded making access a bit of an issue for the anglers; however, the organisers did sterling work to make sure that the event was fished successfully throughout the week.

Final results were:

Original Report from August 2nd:

The Belturbet Coarse Fishing Festival is well underway, with the fishing taking on place on some very wet and waterlogged venues! Having said that, the fishing hasn’t been bad, with the pre-festival open featuring a number of weights over 20kgs and the winner overall, Andrew Lightbourne, weighing in with 31kgs good bream, tench and skimmers.

Tough to beat

The main event got underway on Monday morning and fishing has been pretty good once again over the first two days, with Deravona and the Derries both producing great weights. The sun even came out for a spell on day two, but only briefly!

We’ll keep an eye on how things play out over the course of the week and bring the final results once things are wrapped up.


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