Bob Nudd

Mahons Festival May 2013

Rod Scott put on a brilliant performance to win the Mahons Festival with a total weight of 55,720 kg, finishing more than 6 kg clear of 2nd placed angler Eddie Briden who totalled 49,650 kg. Lee harris was 3rd with 48,900 kg.




91 anglers were competing over 5 days in wild wet and windy conditions in and around the loughs and rivers close to the town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh Northern Ireland, the Boa Island section on lower Lough Erne was the most consistent area producing the top daily weight of 21,050 kg on day 4 by Browning Hotrods angler Andy Leathers.




The week started ok for me – I won the town section and finished 4th overall with 10,760 kg. I also won my section the next day at Lough McNene, but after that I was downhill all the way and I finished with a weekly total of 27,380 kg for 58th place.






Here the pictures:


Day 1


view from my pe g on the river Erne


I cupped in 3 balls of groundbait packed with casters at the start


I was soon catching roach


a good roach comes to the net


a cheeky Robin looks for food


a quality Erne roach


4th overall on first day with 10,76 kg


Day 2


view from my peg at Lough McNene


I fished with the feeder for most of the match


a switch to the waggler in the last 30 minutes helped me win the section


2 bream in my 5,650 kg catch


Day 3


view from my peg at Killadeas


I was catching mainly perch on the feeder



swinging in a perch


weighing in


day 3 catch 6,600 kg


weighing in the section winner


Day 4


view from my peg at Ely Forest


fish were hard to find


I was netting everything


Day 5


view from my peg at Trory


swinging in a perch