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Bob Nudd

Arvagh Festival 2014

Neil Parkinson must be one of the most consistent English anglers on the Irish festival scene, and he proved it again this week, winning the week with a fantastic 92 kg total, which included 3 daily wins. Wayne Easter was second with 82 kg and Eddie Brydon 3rd with 70 kg.

 

The Arvagh Festival is fished in and around the Loughs and Lakes of Arvagh County Cavan Ireland, and is organised by the local community. This year 76 anglers were competing over 5 days on a section rotation basis.

 

I managed to win when I was at Tessa’s Shore of Lough Gowna on day 4, catching 21 kg of mainly hybrids, fishing 2 ft off bottom in 12 ft of water loose feeding 4 pints of casters, with a single caster on a 16 hook.

 

Bob

Here some pictures:

Day 1:

view from my peg (day 1)

view from my peg

a 2 kg brown trout that did not count

a 2 kg brown trout that did not count

Day 2:

view from my peg on Upper Gulladoo (day 2)

view from my peg on Upper Gulladoo

my day 2 catch 8 kg

my day 2 catch 8 kg

Day 3:

view from my peg on Glasshouse lake (day 3)

view from my peg on Glasshouse lake

my day 3 catch just under 5 kg

my day 3 catch just under 5 kg

Day 4:

view from my peg at Tessa's (day 4)

view from my peg at Tessa’s

cupping in (day 4)

cupping in

swinging in a roach (day 4)

swinging in a roach

I was catching big hybrids in the last hour (day 4)

I was catching big hybrids in the last hour

just in the net (day 4)

just in the net

part of my day 4 21 kg winning catch

part of my day 4 21 kg winning catch

Day 5:

view from my peg at Corfree day 5

view from my peg at Corfree

cupping in (day 5)

cupping in

my day 5 catch 9,100 kg

my day 5 catch 9,100 kg

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