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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Sorry for the delay net was out.

15/8/11 Lashing down with rain for most of the day, but this didn’t deter Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK catching two fine Grilse on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and @ and in Dave’s words it was hard out there, and this evening the wind got up strong from the south. On the Sea Trout front just the odd Sea Trout caught but nothing that would head Lines and talking of head lines here are the Renaults of the Lough Currane Fly Fishing Championship 2011
Poached from

The 2011 Seatrout Catch and Release Competition was voted by all as a resounding success for the Waterville Fisheries Development Group! Thirty anglers took part in the competition over the 12th and 13th August in what can only be described as very adverse weather conditions! A total of 42 fish were landed and released by the competitiors over the two days. The greatest number of fish was caught by Eddie Blanche who, as a result, won the coveted first prize, a John Meagher Anglers Fancy Lake Boat! The biggest sea trout of the competition, at 46 cm, was caught by Denis O’Sullivan. There were seven other prize winners and the final results are printed below.

The prize giving dinner at the Waterville Inn, on Saturday evening, turned into a great event with an excellent atmosphere and good food and wine. Our thanks have been extended to the Watervlle Inn and its staff for the excellent service they provided. Our thanks are also due to Vincent Appleby who tirelessly toured the lake on the competition days photographing competitors in their natural element! Its worth mentioning that all the photos reproduced on this website this year are courtesy of Vincent!

The competition has raised almost €3000 for the Waterville Fisheries Development Group and this will be used to further its work in managing and enhancing this fabulous fishery.

The Waterville Fisheries Development Group wishes to extend its thanks to all the competitors who took part together with the sponsors and organisers who made the event such a resounding success.

The Final Results, Prizes and Sponsors
Day 1 – 13 Anglers 21 fish.
Day 2 – 19 Anglers 22 fish.

Total 42 fish for 2 days.

1st – Eddie Blanche; John Meagher Anglers Fancy Lake Boat.

2nd – Gerry O’Sullivan; Electric engine sponsored by Anglersview media.

3rd – John Holsted; package from The Tackle Shop, Waterville.

4th – Eugene McCarthy; 2 days boat hire from Lakelands Guesthouse.

5th – Denis O’Sullivan, Beat on the Butlers Pool from Waterville House.

6th – Paudie Coughlan; 2 days fishing on Upper Lakes, Waterville, from the Waterville Fisheries Development Group.

7th – Jim Sayers; 1 day fishing Upper Caragh from the Upper Caragh Fishery.

8th – Til Fronich; B&B for 2 and boat hire from Currane Lodge/Neil O’Shea.

Longest Fish 46cm; Denis O’Sullivan, Selection of tackle from Emerger Tackle/ John Buckley.
King of the Fly, Mr.  Eddie Blanche

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