Day 3 results – 40th Anniversary Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival
Published: 16th May 2015
The 40th Anniversary Waterways Ireland Classic reached its grand finale today with another exciting finish. Stuart Northrop from St Neots, emerged victorious with a total catch over the three days of 44kgs 60gms. His 27kgs 960gms catch from the productive Portora section on the final day clinched him the Classic title for 2015, along with a cheque for £5,000 and the coveted Crystal Chalice.
In second place overall was German angler Rudiger Hansen, whose consistent day one and three catches boosted his total to 37kgs 690gms and earned him £2,000 and a Crystal Trophy. In third place overall was Norman Thewlis from Middlestown, with a total of 36kgs 580gms, which netted him £1,500 and a Crystal Trophy.
In fourth overall was Frank Smith from Omagh with 35kgs 440gms, Thorsten Beil from Germany was fifth with 35kgs 430gms and local angler Phil McCaffrey from Lisbellaw completed the leader board in sixth place with 35kgs 170gms.
The weather throughout Classic week has been ‘Classic Fermanagh’, ranging from gale force winds to bright sunshine and from chilly mornings to balmy evenings. The catches improved along with the weather as the week progressed and some very good weights were recorded, from Boa Island on Lower Lough Erne to Corradillar on the upper lake.
The Classic is sponsored for the thirteenth year by Waterways Ireland, with additional sponsorship from DAIWA, and is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in conjunction with the Inland Fisheries Division of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
For further information please contact Norma Herron, Waterways Ireland, on 028 6632 3004 or Eddie McGovern, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, on 028 6632 3110.