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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.

 

 

 

Bob

 

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

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