Joy for Johnston

Bill Johnston (centre) from Lurgan shows off his prize thanks to success at Islandderry Trout Fishery.INLM15-160
Bill Johnston (centre) from Lurgan shows off his prize thanks to success at Islandderry Trout Fishery.INLM15-160
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ANGLING LURGAN’S Bill Johnston proved in fine form during the final round of the Islandderry Trout Fishery-organised Winter League.

Leading anglers lined out to tackle the popular venue in search of a £400 top prize.

Johnston hooked a slick brace of fish at, respectively, 5lb 8oz and 6lb 6oz.

Noel Roberts, a Portadown competitor, managed to lift 6lb 2oz and 7lb during success with the rod on the way to a three-fish bag overall.

Roberts edged ahead of Johnston’s final 14lb 5oz bag but the overall tally left the Lurgan man level at the head of the leaderboard with Lisburn’s Ronnie McFadden.

A countback settled the main prize in the favour of Johnston thanks to a five-match review. His 8lb 8oz trout, caught back in January, secured top spot.

Dromore’s Andy McCandless was third over Roberts and Lurgan’s George Dumigan.

Islandderry Trout Fishery’s open day has been scheduled for April 13 - with casting advice and fly tips all part of the fun for everyone irrespective of age or experience.

For further information contact the fishery on 07859074424.