THE annual Teggart Memorial Competition in Aid of Cystic Fibrosis took place on Saturday past at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore.
Weather conditions were perfect and there was a great turnout with plenty of quality trout caught. Matthew McFadden, Lisburn, was the top angler in the fly fishing competition with his heaviest three fish of the day totaling 19lbs 1 oz which included a 7lbs and 7lbs 6oz trout.
Second place went to Donaghacloney angler James Herdman with a three fish bag weight of 15lbs 5oz with his best fish 6lbs 6oz and third place went to Andy McCandless, Dromore, with three fish for 14lb1, his best fish 6lbs 4oz. Paul Brown, Dromore, took the heaviest fish with a lovely trout weighing in at 8lbs. Belfast angler Maurice Teggart took first place in the bait competition, while his great nephew Matthew Teggart took second and beating his dad Martin again for the second year in a row and leaving Martin to settle for third place.
A great day was had with £430 raised for Cystic Fibrosis. The Islandderry Trout Anglers will be holding a sponsored competition on 11 May at Islandderry Fishery which will also be in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, this will be open to everyone and will consist of a fly competition on the main lake and a bait on the Hollow Springs lake. More details are available on:
The next event at Islandderry is this Saturday 13 April, an open day held by Islandderry Trout Anglers offering people the chance for casting advice, fly tying demonstrations and the chance to tie their own fly and then test it out on the Hollow Springs lake.
Entry fee £12 adults and £10 juniors which includes a days catch and release fishing on the Hollow Springs lake. This is suitable for all anglers – complete novices and any one who can already fly-fish but wants to brush up their casting. Everyone welcome.
For more information contact the fishery on 07859 074424 or visit us on Facebook.