Islanddery Trout Fishery Anglers Battle Through Rain And Wind
THE fourth round of the winter league took place at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore, on Saturday amidst one of the worst days of the league weather wise. Ang;ers faces heavy rain and strong winds and were rewarded by the lake fishing extremely well.
Alot of trout were caught and a good number between 5lbs and 8lbs mostly on buzzers and nymphs. Bill Johnston, Lurgan took first place in this round with his 3x fish bag of 13lbs10oz which included a lovely 6lbs 4oz fish giving him 10 points which brought him up into second place overall in the league.
Second place in this round went to Paddy Brunty, Belfast with 3x fish for 12lbs 8oz keeping him in first place overall while Paddy’s boat partner and brother Liam landed third place with his 3x fish for 10lbs 9oz. Fourth place went to Lisburn angler Colin McCard with a 3x fish weight of 9lbs 7oz narrowly beating Belfast angler Sean Gibson who had to settle for 5th place with 3x fish brace of 9lbs 6oz.
Sean was having a great day releasing a lot of fish and then landed a lovely 5lb sand 7lbs 8oz fish but unfortunately couldn’t count them as he had already bagged up before 11.30am.
The next round of the winter league is on Saturday 22 February. The fishery is hosting a charity competition ‘Operation Wallacea’ on behalf of Colin and Monica McCard on Saturday 8 February. The competition is fly fishing only and open to everyone with prizes for the heaviest bag of 2 trout. The entry fee is £25 which includes boat hire (book in advance), 2 fish catch and release and lunch. There will also be a ballot.
Monica is a mature student at Queens University studying Marine Biology and is going to Indonesia for 5 weeks working on her dissertation project. Monica is trying to raise money for the local community that she is going to and the money raised from the competition will contribute towards building a school in the local village of Hoga Island, Indonesia.
For more information or to book, please contact Islandderry Fishery on 07859074424, via Facebook or email: [email protected]