THERE was a great turn out for the first round of the Winter League at Islandderry Fishery.
And some of the anglers got into the Halloween mood by arriving in fancy dress.
Plenty of quality trout were caught during the day with the average weight tipping the scales at 4lb 8ozs.
Portadown angler Noel Roberts, landed first place with a terrific three fish bag weight of 14lb 8ozs including, a lovely rainbow of 6lb 8ozs. Second was Blackskull’s James Herdman with three for 13lb 6ozs while Matt McFadden, Lisburn, took third place three for 11lb 9ozs. Bill Johnston, Lurgan, took fourth spot with three for 10lb 10ozs and fifth place was very close with Belfast’s Gerry Teggart just taking it with three for 10lb 2ozs, leaving Andy McCandless, Dromore, in sixth place with three for 10lb 1oz.
Andrew Rea, Banbridge, was the clear winner of the Junior event catching and releasing a total of ten trout. Joint second went to Nathan McKinley, Banbridge and Richard Dickson, Dromore, who both released four trout. Richard also won the prize for the best fancy dress with his red hair and mask.
The fishery will also be hosting a competition for Islandderry Trout Anglers on Saturday, November 17, which has a top prize of £100. This contest, which is open to all, 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.