The River Suck 3-day Angling Festival concluded with a tense finish! Shane Dunne from Roscommon took the top spot with 18.9kg, having come fourth the previous day. Rory Dunne (Roscommon) came second with 18.1kg, Mark Leonard (Kildare) finished third with 17.3kg, and Rob Holt (Manchester) took fourth spot (17.075kg). The winner on day three was Niall McKitterick with over 8kg on Emlagh.
It was great to see so many new faces, along with the familiar ones. People travelled from all over Ireland and also from the UK, attending the event once again after a two-year break due to Covid.
The draw was held every morning at Castlecoote Lodge. The anglers were greeted with tea and sandwiches for the presentation. A sincere thank you to the Leyden family for their continued support of angling in the area, as without it, staging these events wouldn’t be possible.
The IFI had the pegs and platforms in great condition on both sections of Donamon and Emlaghroyan. Thanks to all the club members who helped with the draw, and to Maria Dunne on doing a fantastic job with the results.
We hope to see everyone back at the River Suck again soon, as the facilities and fishing in the area are second to none, and set in the most beautiful of surroundings.