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Coarse Fishing Festival and Competitions

Fiona Beeby
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Irish Angling Festivals

The Irish coarse angling festival is known for its combination of 3 to 5 days of match angling, good hospitality and great fishing; the ideal anglers holiday! The festivals are usually run voluntarily by coarse angling clubs and local communities across Ireland on a variety of venues and offer a full payout on entry and often some sponsorship monies and tackle prizes thrown in.

All the festivals listed are open to anglers of all abilities. Many offer a one day open match prior to the main event and with festivals back to back it’s possible to fish for 14 days non-stop in some areas!

Festivals are subject to change so it’s best to check with the match organisers first

Getting here

The tour operators below can help with accommodation, travel and practical advice for competitions listed.

Open & International matches, festivals, leagues and juniors

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland is a voluntary organisation representing coarse and predator angling clubs across Ireland many of whom run the festivals. The link below brings you to the NCFFI calendar of events which lists all domestic & international matches, league events and junior competitions'.

http://www.ncffi.ie/fishing_matches.php

2015 Matches, competitions, festivals and classics

Date

Match

Location

Contact

March

14-16

St.Patrick’s

Inniscarra, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0) 86 1043040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

April

04-06

DAIWA Erne Easter

Lough Erne, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0) 28 6632 2008

sales@fishingtackleandbait.com

04-05

7th Roy Armstrong

Ballybay/Cootehill Lakes

☏ 00 353 (0) 87 251 0260

brentonsweeney@live.ie

04-06

Easter One Muckno

Lough Muckno, Co. Monaghan

☏ 00 353 (0) 87 240 5317

iadamatches@gmail.com

07-10

Easter Two Muckno

Lough Muckno, Co. Monaghan

☏ 00 353 (0) 87 240 5317

iadamatches@gmail.com

May

02-03

NCFFI Canals Championship

Grand Canal, Co. Offaly

☏00 353 (0) 86 811 5526

pro@ncffi.ie

www.facebook.com/Coarseangling

04-08

Mahon's Festival

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0) 28 6862 1656

info@mahonshotel.co.uk

05-08

Killeshandra Festival

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0) 49 433 4005

bream43@sky.com

www.facebook.com/killeshandraanglingfestival

05-09

Banagher

River Shannon, Co. Offaly

☏ 00 353 (0)79 976 779983

paul@caygill.karoo.uk

11/13/15

40th Anniversary Classic

Lough Erne, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0)28 66235050

andrea.mccourt@fermanagh.gov.uk

www.facebook.com/ClassicFishingFestival

12/13

King of the Erne

Lough Erne, Co.Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0)28 66235050

sales@fishingtackleandbait.com

18/20/22

Fermoy

River Balckwater, Fermoy, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

18-22

Mal Scott Cup

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0) 1606 046060

sales@royalvaleangling.com

23

Hogan's B&B Open

Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

24-26

Coachford festival

Inniscarra Lake, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

25-29

Ballinamore Festival

Ballinamore Loughts, Co. Leitrim

☏ 00 44 (0)7711 607200

helen.rainsford1@btinternet.com

www.facebook.com/LakeslandsBallinamore

27-29

Rob Roy Festival

Inniscarra Lake, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

30 May -

01 June

O'Callaghans Cup

Inniscarra Lake, Co.Cork

☏ 00 44 (0)7803 372756

kpg2009@hotmail.co.uk

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

30 May - 01 June

Dunbrody Festival

Oaklands / /Barrow, Co. Wexford

☏ 00 353 (0)87 781 1042

oaklandslake@gmail.com

www.oaklandslake.com

June

1/3/5

Edenderry

Grand Canal, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

☏ 00 353 (0)86 1060 834

tommyburke1@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/edenderrycoarseanling

1-5

Senior Classic

Gowna, Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)49 433 5580

2

O'Callaghans Open

Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork

☏ 00 44 (0) 7803 372756

kpg2009@hotmail.co.uk

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

3-5

Ottewill Trophy

Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork

☏ 00 44 (0) 7803 372756

kpg2009@hotmail.co.uk

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

6

Open Upper Dam

Inniscarra Lake, Co. Cork

☏ 00 44 (0) 7803 372756

kpg2009@hotmail.co.uk

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

6-7

Royal Enfield

Royal Canal, Dublin

☏00 353 (0)86 365 8461

www.facebook.com/Iroyalenfield

08/10/12

Leinster Festival

Grand Canal, Co. Offaly

☏ 00 353 (0)86 811 5526

09-11

Daingean Festival

Grand Canal, Co. Offaly

☏ 00 353 (0)89 417 1723

juliankendrick@hotmail.com

www.facebook.com/daingeanmatch

08-12

Breffni Challenge

Lough Gowna, Co.Cavan

☏ 00 44 (0) 7713 262959

kingerne@hotmail.co.uk

13-14

Cabra 2 Day

Grand Canal, Co. Offaly

☏ 00 353 (0) 87 966 9785

28

NCFFI Charity Shield

Co. Monaghan Venues

☏00353 (0)86 7206075/86 305 2004

ballybayanglingassociation@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/BallybayAngling

July

11-12

Ballybay Festival

Ballybay Loughs, Co.Monaghan

☏00353 (0)86 7206075/86 305 2004

ballybayanglingassociation@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/BallybayAngling

13-17

Muckno Festival

Lough Muckno, Co.Monaghan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 2405317

iadamatches@gmail.com

18-19

Edenderry 2 day

Grand Canal, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

☏00 353 (0)86 1060 834

tommyburke1@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/edenderrycoarseangling

26

NCFFI All Ireland

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)86 811 5526

pro@ncffi.ie

www.facebook.com/coarseanglingireland

27-30

Belturbet Festival

Belturbet, Co.Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 985 6602

31 July -

3 Aug

Clones Festival

Clones Loughs, Co. Monaghan

☏ 00 353 (0)86 837 1169/0771 1607200

info@clonescoarseanglers.net

www.clonescoarseanglers.net

www.facebook.com/clonescoarseanglers

August

27-30

Lakeside Rmor

Lough Ramor, Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 220 3884

jcheys51@yahoo.co.uk

29

O'Callaghans Open

Inniscarra Lake,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

30 Aug -

1 Sept

Celtic Shield

Inniscarra Lake,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

31 Aug -

4 Sept

Fitzpatrick's Gowna

Lough Ramor, Co.Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)43 668 3042

nigelhouldsworth63@gmail.com

September

2-4

Vitners Cup

Inniscarra, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

05

Inniscarra Open

Inniscarra, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

6-8

Lennox Cup

Inniscarra, Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

7-11

Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championship

Lakelands Region

☏ 00 44 (0)7711 607200

info@worldspairsangling.com

@worldpairs

www.worldpairsangling.com

www.facebook.com/worldpairs

7-11

Belturbet Autumn

Belturbet, Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 985 6602

7-11

Arva

Arva Loughs, Co. Cavan

☏00 353 (0)49 433 5127

info@breffniarms.ie

9-11

Coolcower Cup

Inniscarra Lake,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

12

Guinness Cup

Inniscarra Lake,

Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

13-14

Muckno Feeder

Lough Muckno, Co.Monaghan

☏ 00 353 87 2405317

iadamatches@gmail.com

13-15

Granville Cup

Inniscarra Lake,

Co.Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

14-18

Fermanagh Cup

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

☏ 00 44 (0)78 9999 1277

marksilman5en@btinternet.com

14-18

King of Clubs

Cavan Loughs,

Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)49 433 5127

info@breffniarms.ie

14-18

Carrick on Shannon

Carrick,

Co. Leitrim

☏ 00 353 (0)71 962 0313

aisleigh@eircom.net

16-18

Hackett Cup

Inniscarra,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)87 601 8660

trevplatt63@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

21-25

Horseshoe Festival

Lough Erne,

Co. Fermanagh

☏ 00 353 (0)1 6060 46060

sales@royalvaleangling.com

21-25

Cootehill Championship

Cootehill Loughs

Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)49 555 3039

Cootehill Championship Fishing Festival

21/23/25

Sheemore Festival

Sheemore,

Co. Leitrim

☏ 00 353 (0)71 966 8306

sandraoddy@hotmail.com

28 Sept-

01 Oct

Carrigallen Festival

Carrigallen, Co.Leitrim

☏ 00 353 (0)49 433 9938

greenvillehouse@gmail.com

28 Sept-

01 Oct

Muckno Autumn

Lough Muckno,

Co. Monaghan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 240 5317

iadamatches@gmail.com

 

October

5/7/9

Fermoy Autumn Festival

River Blackwater, Fermoy,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

24-26

Jackie Lennox Munster

Inniscarra lake,

Co. Cork

☏ 00 353 (0)86 104 3040

tommylawton2001@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/InniscarraLakeTDL

2-6

Champion of the Lakes

Ballyconnell,

Co. Cavan

☏ 00 353 (0)87 231 813

info@anglersrest.ie

 

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