The Inniscarra St Patricks Festival was fished over 3 days this weekend. As is the norm in these competitions the fishing got better from day to day. The venues were Garden Centre, Turtle Bay and Fountain House

By the end of Day 1 Adrian Bus had established a decent lead after catching 24.080kg. He was followed by Robbie Smithies on 22.270kg. Both Adrian and Robbie were pegged at Fountain House. In third place, and fishing the Garden Centre, was Trev Platt on 20.020kg

Day 2 saw huge bags landed on Fountain House and the top 3 weights came from this section. Richard Pratt had 34.560kg for 1st place, followed by Duncan Lennox with 28.580kg and Lee Turner on 24.540kg

This put the overall leader board as follows:

  1. Richard Pratt 52.140kg
  2. Lee Turner 43.780kg
  3. Adrian Bus 38.68kg
  4. Rob Holt 37.940kg
  5. Julian Kendrick 36.6180kg

Richard Pratt was suddenly 9kg ahead of the field, but the draw would decide all for the last day.

In the end Richard Pratt held on to his lead catching 20.340kg at the Garden Centre. Lee Turner, also fishing the Garden Centre, caught 17.180kg to keep 2nd place. But there was a huge performance at Fountain House by John Browne. His 36.810kg catch saw him leap an incredible 19 places up the table to take 3rd place.

But wait, there’s more…

The day after the Festival an open was fished at Fountain House and the fishing was explosive. The average catch in the competition was an incredible 30kg+. It’s hard to imagine a wild venue with wild fish that can produce fishing like Inniscarra.

Go Fishing…

With Daily flights from the UK and Holland to Cork, and regular flights from many other countries it no hardship to find your way to Inniscarra.

Inniscarra Lake TDL

Inniscarra Lake TDL are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI the National Governing body for coarse and predator fishing and casting sport as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

For details of the all the events, venues and more, a downloadable copy of the events calendar, 2020 festival results and a directory of angler friendly accommodation in the local area please visit