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Monday, September 21, 2015


 20/9/15 Back to yesterdays Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition  and here are all the facts of the day from Mr. Rod Robertson of The ‘Lough Currane Championship’ the annual Sea Trout
Catch and Release  Competition, hosted by the Waterville
Lakes & Rivers Trust, was voted a resounding success by
the competitors!  84 sea trout were caught and released
by the 24 anglers, over the two day contest. A good
number of Lough Currane’s famous larger sea trout, up
to 50 cm , featured in the catches. It was a close run thing
This years Winner
Mr. Colin  Wilson receives
first prize from Neil O'Shea 
for the top two rods with Colin Wilson from Belfast winning
with just a few points lead over Dublin angler, Enrico Fastasia.
 The Appleby Cup, awarded to the angler catching the longest
fish, was a tie between Colin Wison and well known local angler
Liam Ellis, both catching and releasing fish of 50 cm.
 At the prize giving dinner, which was well attended and
The Appleby Cup, For the Longest Fish was jointly awarded to Colin Wilson and Liam Ellis by Neil O'Shea
enjoyable, the Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust welcomed
the many newcomers to the competition including the
contingent which had travelled all the way from Belfast!
Many of the competitors swearing to return,
with reinforcements(!) next year. Now today’s fact, Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of reported Mr. Peter Liddell caught and released a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout and not be out shined UK anglers Mr. Michael Smith and his Son Michael, caught 3 Sea Trout up to 4 lbs. Wind SW strong and overcast and just for the record it made a reasonable flood this morning.  

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