Fishing competition coming up

THERE was lovely clear water, a brillant evening rise and plenty of fish caught on the two lakes at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore.

It included over 20 fish each for Portadown brothers Arthur and William Coachman who started off fishing bloodworm and buzzers from the boat and then moved onto the bank to land a couple more fish each before going home. 

Mark Brush, Lisburn was fishing buzzers and dwal bacs from the boat to release 16 trout which included two 5lb trout and one of 6lb. 

Andy McCandless fished the evening rise to release 11 on drys with a lot of fish rising to the large numbers of sedges and buzzers on the lake. 

Mr C Pearson from Banbridge released eight trout in a evenings fishing with his best weighing around 6lb while Andrew Kirkpatrick, Bangor fished sedges to release 15 in two hours on the main lake. 

The next competition is on Saturday August 18 with a first prize of £100 cash. 

The competition is fly fishing and open to all with a entry fee of £25 which will include three fish, boat if available and food. There’s a £100 cash prize for the heaviest bag of three trout. 

There is also a junior competition on the Hollow Springs lake on the same day entry fee £10.  Both competitions will start at 10am. 

For more information or to book a place or a boat contact the fishery on 07859074424. More details are available at or on the Islandderry Fishery facebook page.