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Posted by David Burleigh on April 17, 2013 (0 Comments)
The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) were
delighted to host a six man Lure Fishing Team, from the Ukraine, on the
River Erne in Enniskillen from 6-12 April 2013.
The Ukraine Team who are the current World Champions, based themselves
in the Championship Hotel, the 4 star Killyhevlin and spent five days on
the water with local guides organised by the NCFFI.
They were clearly here to spend some time mapping the vast water being used for the World Championships, as well as fishing the venue with mainly small jig type lures which would not be normally be used on the Erne by local anglers.
Covering the entire venue from just north of Devenish Island on the Lower Lough to Cleenish Island on the Upper Lough, they caught over fifty Pike and around twenty Perch. The team manager, Oleg Konovalenko caught the largest fish on the trip a fantastic Pike of just under 30lbs in weight from the Lower Lough area.
Oleg was delighted with the venue and the hospitality shown to his team and are looking forward to returning for the Championships in October.
The 2012 World Championships Predator Boat Fishing with Lures in the
Ukraine was supported by 13 countries from as far away as Russia and
South Africa. Teams consist of six anglers fishing as three pairs on
boats, with all fish caught being weighed by a steward on the boat and
returned to the water alive immediately after weighing. Ireland fielded a
team for the first time in the 2012 Championships in the Ukraine; they
hope that the experience gained will assist them in winning a medal in
2013. The NCFFI will again host a number of qualifiers to select the
Team to represent Ireland, on the River Erne in August 2013, details can
be viewed at the event website
At this early stage the NCFFI are delighted that the Ukraine, Lithuania, South Africa and England have all already committed to attend the World Championships. Oliver McGauley the Hon President of the NCFFI commented “It is pleasing to see England entering a team in this World Championships for the first time, the NCFFI will be targeting other countries where lure fishing is popular over the coming months, with a view to encourage them to take part”.
The top 18 anglers from the Erne Anglers Float Only Winter League fish the final over the weekend in cool windy conditions.
The match was fished on the River Erne at Dolans Ring and Cleenish Stands.
The winner of the day one match was Simon Huthwaite (Enniskillen) with 11.540Kgs, fishing on Cleenish Stands peg 9, Simon caught Roach and Hybrids on Whip and Pole.
Day one runner Up was Junior angler James O Doherty (Enniskillen) who drew next to Simon at Cleenish, catching over 60 fish on the long pole for 6.350Kgs.
Third overall was David Burleigh (Kinawley) who was at Dolans Ring Peg 1 and caught 5.550Kgs of mainly Hybrids on the Slider.
The other section winner was Junior angler Jordan Hall (Lisnaskea) 4.800Kgs of Hybrids the Slider at Ring peg 5.
The winner of the day two match was Paul Eyers (Derrygonnelly) with 7.740Kgs, fishing on Ring Peg 5, Paul caught mainly Hybrids on the Slider.
Runner Up was David Burleigh (Kinawley) on Cleenish Stands Peg 5, David fished the pole and caught over 70 fish for 7.220Kgs.
Third overall was Tony Kersley (Ballycassidy) who was also on Cleenish Stands and caught 6.800Kgs from peg 8.
The other section winner was Simon Huthwaite (Enniskillen) 6.100Kgs at the Ring.
The top prize of £300 went to Simon Huthwaite who scored 12pts beating David Burleigh (£250) also 12pts on total weight.
Paul Eyers finished third and won £200 with an 11 point score.
The two juniors who qualified for the final Jordan Hall and James O Doherty finished 5th and 7th in the 18 peg final.
The Daiwa erne Anglers Easter Match was yet again won by Dave Slater
with a three day total weights of 25.930 Kgs of roach and Hybrids on the
The match fished very well with weights of between 10kgs and 13kgs winning each day.
The match was fished on two at dolans ring and one at Belinaleck.
The Top three were:
1st Dave Slater
2nd Tony Kersley
3rd Ewan Weed
This Weekend The Erne Anglers Float only Final is on please book in at Fishing Tackle and Bait 02866322008
The second match in the Waterways Ireland Junior Classic took place on the River Erne at the Lakeland Forum on Saturday.
Low water conditions and a sharp overnight frost resulted in poor catches on most sections. Despite the frost the day was quite pleasant for the 24 Junior anglers fishing the second match.
Individual winner in the Senior section was James O Doherty (Erne integrated) 2.530Kgs, James was drawn on the excellent Police Jetty section and caught mainly Roach on the Pole at peg 3.
Runner up was Jordan Hall (Southwest College) 0.860Kgs, who won the section at the Forum with mainly small fish on the pole. In third place was James Howell (St Mary’s Irvinestown) with four Roach on the feeder for .410kgs to win the Derrychara section.
Winner of the junior age group was Stefan Patterson (Portora) 0.250Kgs, to win the section on the Broadmeadow. Runner up was Darragh McKenzie (Carrick on Shannon) 0.610Kgs, which was third in the section on the Police Jetty. In third place was Adam Magiure (St Comgalls Lisnaskea) 0.400Kgs, which was fourth place in the section on the Police Jetty.
The Erne Anglers Junior team dominated the team event on the day with a 4 point score.
The schools team event however remains very close with Coleraine Inst winning the day on 13 points closely followed by Lisnaskea High School B team and A team both on 14 points.
The team from St Mary’s Irvinestown lead the overall schools title with 25 points, with 4 other teams within a point of the title.
The final match will take place next Saturday, with best two results to count.Draw for pegs at 9.00am sharp.
16 anglers turned out for Match 11 of the Erne Anglers Float Only which was fished on the Ballyconnell Canal at No 1 Lock and the River Erne at Belturbet
Freezing conditions with a wind chill of -3 throughout the day put paid to any hope of a good days fishing with anglers catching mainly small fish.
Jack Tisdall (Ballinamallard) won the match from the Belturbet section. Jack drawn at peg 3 and caught 40 small Roach and Perch on the Pole at 8m due to the severe wind, for 3.560Kgs.
Runner up was Robert Buick (Belfast) on peg 5 at Belturbet with mainly small Roach and a good Tench for 3.340Kgs, Keith Murphy (Tempo) was third with 3.070Kgs.from Belturbet peg 7.
Paul Eyers (Omagh) won a hard No1 Lock section with 0.680Kgs a catch mainly small Perch.
Simon Huthwaite (Enniskillen) remains on top the league on 45points with 1 match to go
Next match in the series will be on Sunday 24 Mar, book in as normal if you intend to fish.
Posted by David Burleigh on January 03, 2013 (0 Comments)
23 anglers turned out for Match 6 of the Erne Anglers Float Only which was fished on the Ballyconnell Canal at No 1 and
No 2 Lock and the River Erne at Bellanleck.
Mild weather continued and most anglers again had a reasonable days fishing.
Jack Tisdall (Ballinamallard) won the latest round drawn at Bellanaleck peg 1 and catching 68 quality fish on the Whip and Stick Float for 6.070Kgs.
Runner up was John Potters (Lisbellaw) on peg 5 at No 1 Lock Canal with Roach on the Pole for 5.120Kgs, David Burleigh (Kinawley) was third at the next peg with 4.700Kgs.
Simon Huthwaite (Enniskillen) remains on top the league on 30points at the half way stage.
section at No2 Lock Canal was won by Vince Walsh (Raphoe) with 3.400kgs
and the section at No1 Lock Harbour was won by Simon Huthwaite with 4.000Kgs.
After a massive first day weight of more than 43 kg, Rainer Jager (Germany) managed to hold on to his lead to finish well out in front with 57,340 kg and collect the Â£5000 first prize. Paul Clark (Birkenshaw) was 2nd overall with 45.930 kg after a strong 2nd and last day. Phil Bardell (Milton Keynes) was 3rd with 35,310 kg. The Classic is one of the largest angling festivals in Europe, held over 3 days, on the lakes and rivers in and around Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland with 214 anglers competing.
Posted by David Burleigh on April 19, 2012 (0 Comments)
1. J. Morrison, Garbolino C & J, 4-5
2. K. Woodhouse, Royal Enfield 3-9
3. G. Gannon, Royal Enfield 3-8
The Daiwa Erne Anglers Easter Bonanza Kicked off over the Easter weekend with 29 anglers turning out to brave the cold and wet conditions. With the sudden drop in temperature and lack of flow in the river the fishing was hard as expected with sections on Cleenish Island, Cornagrade and The Mannor House. The overall Winner on day one was Kieth Murphy (Tempo) with 9.750 kgs on Cleenish The overall winner on day two was Dave Slater (Enniskillen) with 9.350kgs on the Mannor House The Overall winner on day three was David Burleigh (Kinawley) With 6.700kgs on the Mannor House I would like to take this opportunity to thank the landowners for the use of the sections at the Mannor House Hotel http://www.manorhousecountryhotel.com and Cleenish Island In Addition to the prize fund of over two thousand pounds paid out over the weekend Daiwa Sports also donated fishing tackle prizes for the top three individual prize winners over the weekend worth over £600 The Top 3 Over the three days are as follows; 1st Dave Slater 2nd David Burleigh 3rd Steve Abraham 4th Kieth Murphy 5th Kenny Seddon 6th Tony Kersley 7th Nick Howell