Bob Nudd

Match report Waterways Ireland Classic 2016

Jorden Hall a local angler from Lisnaskea becomes the youngest angler ever to win the classic. A brilliant last day catch of 28,16 kg lifted him to 1st place with a 3 day total of 59,4 kg. Mike Stone with his last day 30 kg winning catch came from nowhere to secure 2nd overall with 40,8 kg. Another local angler William Donaldson was 3rd with 38,62 kg.


The Waterways Ireland Classic is one of the largest competitions in Europe held in and around the rivers and lakes of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh Northern Ireland. This year 200 anglers were competing for the £5000 first prize.


I had a mixed week winning my section on the 1st day on Boa Island peg 2 with 10 kg of perch. On the 2nd day I drew Boa Island peg 6 and only caught 3 roach. The last day was much better: I drew peg 3 on the Castle Wall and fished a feeder down to the bridge for just over 12 kg of big hybrids and finished 7th overall on the day and 19th for the week.