Twenty-eight anglers checked in to the second of Inniscarra’s May ‘any method’ festivals last Wednesday to fish the Greenway and Garden Centre for 3 days. The water levels had risen dramatically making access to the swims a little difficult, so there was a little tension in the air.

Despite the levels going up, catches were not bad at all and Day 1 was won by Ian Shepard fishing section C, Turtle Bay on the Greenway with 17.170kg. Section C was also the venue of the third on the day Niall Mc Kitterick with 15.690kg. Second was Ray O’Sullivan with 16.370kg at the Garden Centre.

john Fletcher

Section C was also the scene of Day 2’s win. John Van Gaskel took the honours with 17.080kg. Ray O’Sullivan’s weight of 16.560kg from Cable Buoys elevates him to pole position with one day left to fish.

Day 3 saw Henk Roskam catch 19.920kg which pushed Day 2 leader Ray O’Sullivan into 2nd place, trailing by less than a 1kg. In 3rd place was Trevor Platt and 4th spot was taken by Dave Carter.

Ottewill winners 2024

The festival completes the May series of ‘any method’ angling in Coachford Co. Cork. Inniscarra once again proves what a reliable venue it is, even with rising water levels some superb skimmer catches were weighed in and the festival saw an average daily match weight of almost 9kg.

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