Ronnie McFadden wins the final round


Saturday saw the final round of the 2014/15 Winter League at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore.

The competition was very tight with only one point between five anglers.

The strong winds made Ronnie McFadden opt for fishing from the jetty which worked to his benefit as a lot of fish were in close to the shore. Ronnie released 15 trout in total over the day and the three that he weighed gave him a round winning bag weight of 11lb10.

This included a lovely 5lb2 trout all caught on buzzers and small wets of his own pattern. Second place in the round went to Paddy Brunty who fished from the boat and had a three fish bag weight of 8lb10 while Sean Gibson took third place in the final round with three fish from the bank weighing 7lb10.

Sean returned over 10 fish all caught on his own dwal bac pattern. After the final scores were allocated, the overall winner for the second time since the league started was Lisburn angler Ronnie McFadden who finished with 38 points sending him home £400 richer.

Second place with 37 points went to Belfast angler Paddy Brunty and third place with 30 points went to Dromore angler Paul Brown. Well done and thank you to all who supported the league.

The next competition is the annual Teggart Memorial Charity competition in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. This is one of the fishery’s most popular competitions which is run every year by Gerry Teggart to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Book your place early on 07859074424 or email or via Facebook. Now the clocks have changed the fishery is open for evening fishing. Check the website