Lough Leane:

Four salmon landed for the week averaging 7lbs by local anglers trolling.

Killarney Flesk:

Three salmon reported for the week weighing 7lbs, 7½lbs & 8lbs all caught on prawn by two local anglers and a visiting angler.

River Lee:

Three salmon landed for the week by local anglers, two on shrimp and one on the fly averaging 8lbs. Water levels low.

ESB Fishery:

For the week, there was one 9½lb salmon caught on a fly and released by Paul Hanley, Cork City. Since the start of the season there are unconfirmed reports of approximately 10 salmon being caught.

River Bandon:

Two salmon reported for the week on the lower river. Low water conditions have prevailed over the past few weeks and this impacted on the catches.

River Slaney:

A steady trickle of salmon was reported from most of the fisheries in the past week, but anglers are hoping for some rain to bring in more fresh salmon into the system.

River Suir:

Regular Dutch visitor, Rink van der Wal fishing with angling guide, Andrew Ryan caught and released a huge salmon on fly.

River Lee:

Local anglers caught and released a lovely spring salmon on fly. Great salmon catch and release action last week.

Munster Blackwater:

A nice spring salmon was taken on fly, at Blackwater Lodge.

Cork/Kerry area:

Salmon fishing on many of the fisheries is still rather slow but a few fish were taken on fly on some of the fisheries.

Lough Currane:

Sea trout up to 11½lbs were recorded, along with steady salmon mainly taken on the troll.

River Owenmore:

Frank Maunsell reports that they had a good run of sea trout in the past week but the river is in flood but fishing should be possible as the water level recedes.

Fishery Grants:

The 2015 Salmon Conservation Fund (SCF), the Midland Fisheries Fund (MFF) are now open for applications. In total, 240K is available to conserve and develop the inland fisheries resource from funds generated through the sale of salmon licences and Midland Fisheries Area permits.


Annamoe Fishery:

Maurice Neill won the Media fly fishing competition, where he had a great day recording 63 fish.

Derrymore Springs Fishery:

Canadian visitor, John Kennedy was hoping to fish with angling guide, Michael Flanagan enjoyed some good rainbow trout fishing at the nearby River Brosna: The humble worm was the winning bait for Michael Meares, Mullingar while fishing the where he landed a 5¾lb specimen trout.

Lough Derravarragh:

Angling guide, Mick Flanagan was the winner of the Abbott and Tight Lines Cup in the first trout competition of the year.

Lough Bane:

Near Castlepollard, Navan angler, John Mulvaney caught a fine 4.3lb brown trout to win the first competition of the year.

Knockaderry and Carrigavantry:

Wet-flies and floating lines were producing some superb trout fishing on the Waterford reservoirs.

Lough Corrib:

There was some good improvement for anglers fly-fishing, where the first hatches of olives have started to appear.



Stephen O’Donovan won the west Cork and District SAC shore competition at the slobs with 12 fish. Flounders, codling and dogfish were caught on the day.


Charter skipper, Luke Aston had his first deep sea angling trip out with clients. Pollack, coalfish and a couple of codling meant a great start to the season.


Inniscarra Lake:

Trev Platt had a busy day with his 400 fish amounting to 49lbs 6ozs while winning the individual prize in the latest Munster Teams League on the Garden and Graveyard sections.

River Blackwater:

At Fermoy, junior angler Joseph Ensko used a six-metre pole to catch some good dace in the town section.

River Shannon:

Near Portumna, there was good catches also where Shane Dunne won a good match with 17lbs 6ozs of fish.


On the hot water stretch small roach and perch were the only fish turning up in catches, along with some good pike in the past week.


Cathal Hughes had a big win on Lough Muckno over the Easter weekend.


Not far away the first good catches of tench were recorded.

Ballyhoe Lakes:

Near Drumconrath, the Ardee club ran the first Memorial Buddy Martin Cup pike competition and 39 anglers caught over 150 pike up to 12¾lbs.



North Kerry SAC winter league shore competition at The Spa. Great Island SAC confined shore competition at Pilmore, 11am to 4pm.

Cork SAC confined Garryvoe Cup shore competition at Monatrea Wall, 11am to 4pm.


Imokilly Oil/East Cork Divisoin T&F Championships, Tower Park, Youghal


U15 200:

1 B Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 2 N Wheeler (Carraig na bhFear); 3 E Mulcahy (Midleton). 1500m: 1 N Wheeler (Carraig na bhFear); 2 B Daly (Carraig na bhFear) 3 E Mulcahy (Midleton). Long Jump: 1 L Sheehan (Carraig na bhFear); 2 L O’Brien (Midleton); 3 O Coffey (Carraig na bhFear).

U16 200m:

1 R O’Callaghan (Midleton); 2 M Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 3 T Muldowney (Midleton). 1500m: T Muldowney (Midleton); 2 L Hayes (Carraig na bhFear); 3 C Hayes (St Catherines). High Jump: 1 S Williams (Youghal); 2 M Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 3 A O’Regan (Youghal). Shot Putt: 1 M Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 2 T Cahill (Youghal); 3 S Williams (Youghal). Relay: 1 Midleton; 2 Carraig na bhFear; 3 Youghal.

U17- U19 200m:

1 J Strain (Midleton); 2 B McCarthy (Youghal); 3 C O’Flynn (Carraig na bhFear). 1500m: 1 C Flynn (Carraig na bhFear); 2 J Strain (Midleton); 3 E O’Shea (Midleton). Long Jump: 1 J Strain (Midleton); 2 B McCarthy (Youghal); 3 L O’Mahony (Youghal).

O/19 1500m:

1 E Connolly (Carraig na bhFear); 2 N Connolly (Carraig na hhFear).


U15 200m:

1 E Alamu (Midleton); 2 J Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 3 B O’Donovan (Carraig bhFear). 1500m: 1 J Daly (Carraig na bhFear); 2 C Kelleher (Midleton); 3 B.O’Donovan (St Catherines) & D Savage (Youghal). Long Jump: 1 R Dillon (Midleton); 2 E Alamu (Midleton); 3 D Savage (Midleton

U16 200m:

1 L McCarthy (Youghal); 2 J Hallahan (Midleton); 3 S Upton (Youghal). 1500m: 1 S Upton (Youghal); 2 K Nolan (Youghal); 3 C Nugent (Carraig na bhFear). High Jump: 1 J Hallahan (Midleton); 2 J Wall (Youghal); 3 K Nolan (Youghal). Shot Putt: 1 J Hallahan (Midleton); 2 J Wall (Youghal); 3 L McCarthy (Youghal). Realy: 1 Youghal; 2 Midleton.

17-19 200m:

1 S Broderick (Youghal); 2 J Sheehan (Youghal); 3 B Daly (Youghal). 1500m:

1 T Krawczyk (Ballymore-Cobh); 2 A McMahon (Midleton); 3 C O’Sullivan (Carraig na bhFear) Long Jump:

1 S Broderick (Youghal); 2 B Daly (Youghal); 3 J Sheehan (Caraig na bhFear).

Senior Men 56lbs:

1 B Healy (Youghal). Shot Putt: 1 B Healy (Youghal); 2 R Cashman (Youghal).

M35 1500m:

1 E Nicholson (Youghal); 2 M Cahill (Youghal); 3 B Landers (Youghal).

M45 1500m:

1 D McCarthy (East Cork).

Mixed Relay:

U17-U19 1 Youghal; 2 Carraig na bhFear.


Ssecond round scores & totals in the USPGA Champions Tour:

Greater Gwinnett Championship, TPC Sugar Loaf Golf Club, Duluth, Georgia, USA

(USA unless stated, par 72):

Third round was not played

132 O Browne 68 64

133 B Langer (Ger) 69 64

135 R Mediate 68 67

137 M O’Meara 68 69, T Pernice Jnr. 69 68, S Ames (Can) 70 67, J Parnevik (Swe) 68 69

138 R Spittle (Can) 72 66, T Armour III 67 71

139 E Toledo (Mex) 69 70, J Durant 69 70, B Bryant 69 70, MA Jimenez (Spa) 69 70, C Montgomerie (Sco) 71 68

140 G Hallberg 69 71, T Byrum 69 71, D Rohrbaugh 72 68, P Goydos 71 69, S Lyle (Sco) 72 68

141 W Wood 72 69, K Triplett 70 71, I Woosnam (Wal) 68 73, M Goodes 70 71, J Coston 69 72

142 Brad Faxon 70 72, Michael Allen 71 71, Joey Sindelar 68 74, Mark Brooks 70 72, Larry Mize 72 70, Steve Jones 70 72

143 Scott Dunlap 71 72, Brian Henninger 74 69, Joel Edwards 70 73, Lee Janzen 72 71, W Levi 72 71, B Andrade 70 73, B Bryant 76 67, J Huston 70 73, G Sauers 70 73

144 J Smith 73 71, R Cochran 72 72, D Waldorf 74 70, S Hoch 72 72, C Pavin 71 73, R Chapman (Eng) 75 69, K Sutherland 70 74, A Forsbrand (Swe) 70 74

145 J Freeman 74 71, J Sluman 74 71, J Riegger 71 74, D Frost (Rsa) 74 71, B Tway 70 75

146 F Esposito 77 69, J Inman 73 73, S Pate 71 75, J Coceres (Arg) 72 74, CS Lu (Tpe) 71 75, W Short jr. 72 74

147 G Morgan 76 71, J Hart 72 75, J Rutledge (Can) 77 70, T Kite 75 72, P Senior (Aus) 75 72, F Funk 74 73, JD Blake 77 70

148 Dan Forsman 75 73, Grant Waite (Nzl) 74 74, Peter Jacobsen 76 72, Bob Gilder 76 72

149 Jay Haas 72 77

150 Larry Nelson 75 75

151 Steve Elkington (Aus) 70 81

152 T Purtzer 78 74, M Wiebe 78 74, S Lowery 74 78, B Friend 76 76

153 N Henke 77 76, A North 75 78

154 B Fleisher 77 77

155 B Wadkins 80 75

Fred Daly Trophy Connacht Section

First Round

Athenry bt Loughrea Wtd

Castle Dargan bt Athlone Wtd

Second Round:

Co Sligo 6.5 Castle Dargan 0.5

Galway 4.5 Galway Bay 2.5

Oughterard W/O Ballinasloe Scr

Athenry 5.5 Cregmore Park 1.5


GillenMarkets Irish Open Dublin qualifying:

- Round 1 - MEN

Seedings apply to Qualifying event only

[1] Paul Coll (NZL) beat Brian Byrne (IRL) 11-2, 11-5.11-9 - 32min

[7] Sanjay Singh Chal (MAS) beat Keith Moran (IRL) 11-2, 11-5, 11-8 - 25min

[8] Chris Fuller (ENG) beat Rory Byrne (IRL) 11-3, 11-9, 11-5 - 31 min

[4] Shehab Essam (EGY) beat Michael Craig (IRL) 6-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 - 62min

[3] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) beat Robert Downr (ENG) 11-5, 11-6, 11-2 - 33min

[6] Mohamed Elgawarhy (EGY) beat Sean Conroy (IRL) 11-6, 11-9, 14-16, 11-9 - 55min

George Parker (ENG) beat [5] Douglas Kempsell (SCO) 11-9, 11-3, 11-9 53 min

Mark Fuller (ENG) beat [2] James Huang (TPE) 14-12, 11-4, 11-5 - 40min

Qualifying - Round 1 - WOMEN

Seedings apply to Qualifying event only

Leonie Holt (ENG) beat Elin Harlow (WAL) 13 - 11, 7-11, 11-3, 12-10

Anna Klimundova (CZE) beat Ciara Moloney (IRL) 11-3, 11-7, 11-3 - 17min

Chloe Mesic (FRA) beat Marina De Juan Gallach (ESP) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 - 23min

Alison Thomson (ENG) beat Tessa Ter Sluis (NED) 3-11, 11-8, 11-4, 13-11 - 35min

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