Bob Nudd

Ballinamore Tourism Festival May 2013

John Potters showed his class in the new Ballinamore Tourism Festival held on Lough Garradice in County Cavan, Southern Ireland, coming 1st overall with 32,780 kg., Cathal Huhges had the best weight of the week on the last day to take him in to 2nd place with 30,180 kg, local expert Francis McGoldick used all his skills on the feeder to finish 3rd with 29,780 kg.




I had an up and down week, doing well on some days and not good on others to finish 9th overall with 24,200 kg. It was all feeder fishing, at about 40 mts, the lough was very clear and the fish were in the deep water.






Here some pictures:


Day 1


view from my peg on Church Shore


netting a rare hybrid


Day 2:


view from my peg Church Shore


a hybrid comes to the net


a welcome 12ozs hybrid


my day 2 catch (8lbs)


Day 3:


view from my peg Church Shore


I was soon catching hybrids on the feeder


the waves got bigger during the match


swinging in a small hybrid


just under 18lbs of hybrids and roach for 4th overall


Day 4:


view from my peg on Houghtons Shore


it was a wild day


unhooking a roach


my friend Barry Smith won the section with 13 lbs


Day 5:


view from my peg on Church Shore


hooking into a good fish


a big bream safely in the net


this 4lb bream helped me win my section


my 5th day catch almost 18lbs to win my section and finish 5th overall on the day