Lough Arrow Anglers fished their last competition of the year on Saturday 30th September. Read their report below…
We held our rescheduled end of season competition on Saturday 30th September. 35 anglers took part, competing to win the Jack Gildea Memorial Cup. The day started off with nice wind and overcast conditions but the rain started around 1 oclock and it tested the best rain gear available. Still, it was very enjoyable to be out, especially as it was the last day of the season.
Back at The Mayfly, Colin and Roger got to work weighing in the fish. We had some good trout weighing over 3lbs but Mark Deavin stole the show with a trout weighing just over 6lb. Mark also won Angler of the Year for the second year in a row. Our Junior Angler of the Year was won by Abbie McTiernan – what a wonderful young angler.
With the proceeds of the raffle held that night, together with competition entry, we will donate €750 to The North West Hospice.
As usual we would like to thank Philip and Ellie and all their staff for hosting the competition. Thanks also to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle, to our ticket sellers, and to everyone who gave so generously to this very worthy charity. We all enjoyed a great evening in The Mayfly.
1. Mark Deavin 6.07 lbs
2. Phil Brown 3.6 lbs
3. Eddie Harte 3.2 lbs
4. Ken Murray 2.62 lbs
5. Oliver Dillon 2.60 lbs
Angler of the Year Points:
1. Mark Deavin 44
2. Ken Murray 34
3. Paul Colreavy 33
4. Gerry Martin 28
5. Eddie Harte 28
Roll on season 2024 – hoping for many more tight lines and bent rods!