Classic Fishing Festival gets off to a good start

Published: 11th May 2016

The 2016 Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival got off to a scorching start on Monday on the shores of Lough Erne in the Fermanagh Lakelands, with the sun shining brightly on over 200 anglers occupying fishing sections from Crom on the upper lough to Boa Island on the lower lough.

The first day’s top weight of 22 kgs 50 gms was caught on the Cleenish Island section by St Neots angler Lee Kerry, which earned him the top daily prize of £500.  Second was another Classic regular, Kevin Rowles from Devizes with 19 kg 100 gms, caught from peg 5 at the Portora section. In third spot was Tony Green from Enniskillen, who landed 18kgs 490gms from peg 3 at Killadeas, closely followed by Sheffield angler Mark Williams, who netted 18kgs 80gms on the Cleenish Island section.

The action continues on Tuesday with the first day of the King of the Erne competition and the next Classic fishing day is on Wednesday.  The weather is predicted to heat up as the week progresses, adding to the unpredictability of the event. All of the anglers will line up again on Wednesday morning, hoping to reel in the top prize of £5,000 and the Crystal Chalice, or some of the many other cash prizes and trophies on offer.

The Classic is sponsored for the fourteenth year by Waterways Ireland 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 Katrina McGirr, Waterways Ireland, on 00353 71 96 50560 or Eddie McGovern, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, on 028 6632 3110.

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