THE recent weather has been more like October than June and so it proved last Saturday when the Mid-Ulster Angling club held its Lough Fea open competition. A very strong Northerly wind sent most bank fishermen to the western shore line and those in boats seeking shelter just off any tree lined banks.
Fishing was to say the least very difficult and largely unproductive. Those competitors in boats did much better overall than those wading, or on the bank.
The overall winner was Stanley Aspinal, Best boat was George Sloan. Bank winner was Robert Aspinal and Kenny Major caught what proved the heaviest trout on the day. Junior winner was Chris Speirs.
On Saturday 23rd June the Mid-Ulster Angling Club and the Moyola A.C will hold their annual charity competition for the Charis Cancer Charity who are based at Lough Fea.
Last year the competition raised nearly £1,000 and it is hoped to match or better this total.
Once again the event is supported by DCAL who are providing the competition with a free stocking of trout specifically as all funds will go to the charity.
An invitation goes out to all fly fisher men in Mid-Ulster and further a field to come along and support the competition and charity.
Registration is at the point car park, Lough Fea. Entry fee is £10 per adult and £5 for juniors.
The competition starts at 2 pm, with the weigh-in at 6 pm, followed by light refreshments up at the Charis Centre.