SATURDAY saw a great turnout for the first round of the Winter League at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore.
Some of the anglers kept in the spirit of Halloween and arrived in fancy dress adding to the craic!
A lot of quality trout were caught with the average weight being weighed around 4lbs 8oz. Noel Roberts, Portadown, kicked off the league well taking first place with a 3 fish bag weight of 14lbs 8oz which included a lovely fish of 6lbs 8oz. Second place went to Blackskull angler James Herdman with a 3 fish brace for 13lbs 6oz while Matt McFadden, Lisburn took third with 3 fish for 11lbs 9oz. Bill Johnston, Lurgan took fourth with 3 fish for 10lbs 10oz.
Fifth place was very close with only a ounce in it going to Belfast angler Gerry Teggart with 3 fish for 10lbs 2oz leaving Andy McCandless, Dromore to take sixth with his 3 fish bag of 10lbs 1oz. Andrew Rea, Banbridge was the clear winner in the juniors releasing a total of 10 trout. Joint second went to Nathan McKinley, Banbridge and Richard Dickson, Dromore releasing 4 trout each.
Richard also won the prize for the best fancy dress with his red hair and mask. The next round of the league will be on Saturday 2th November. The fishery will also be hosting a competition for Islandderry Trout Anglers on Saturday 17th November with a first prize of £100 cash. This is open to all and will be a sponsored competition with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information or to book a place and receive a sponsor form contact the fishery on 07859 074424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Islandderry Fishery facebook page will also have more information on the event.