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Bob Nudd

Ballinamore Angling Festival 2015

John Potters tops the leader board with a brilliant all round performance with a 5 day total of 34,480 kg. Dave Pickering finished 2nd with 30,340 kg and local angler Brian Bohan was 3rd with 28,420 kg. I finished out of the main prize list in 11th place with just under 17 kg.

The Ballinamore Angling Festival is fished on Lough Garradice close to the Irish town of Ballinamore and is organised by the local community. It was smoothly and efficiently run by Helen Rainsford, who also assists it running the World Pars Competition.

I had a difficult week, but the fishing was enjoyable. It was all feeder and my poles never came out of the holdall. Still I managed 4 section wins out of the 5 days and finished top of my rotation draw.

 

Bob

Here some pictures:

Day1:

 view from my peg on Connelleys Shore (day 1)

view from my peg on Connelleys Shore

my first day catch 10 fish for 2,660 kg

my first day catch 10 fish for 2,660 kg

Day2:

view from my peg on grassy bank (day 2)

view from my peg on grassy bank

Day3:

 view from my peg on Church deeps (day 3)

view from my peg on Church deeps

Day4:

 view from my peg on Houghtons Shore (day 4)

view from my peg on Houghtons Shore

 18 fish for 3,360 kg to win the zone and section (day 4)

18 fish for 3,360 kg to win the zone and section

Day5:

 view from my peg Connolly's Shore (day 5)

view from my peg Connolly’s Shore

just about to net a hybrid (day 5)

just about to net a hybrid

 my last day catch (6,260 kg)

my last day catch (6,260 kg)

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