Preach and teach session on Helensbay beach

15 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Good turn out for the Wednesday night 2 hour preach and teach session on Helensbay beach in North Down. Fishing was fast and furious with codling flounder whiting coalies and rockling. 
Well done all and see you and many more at the December session.

Christmas present alert

08 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Biggest flounder of the night went to Ruth Arrell

02 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Biggest flounder of the night went to Ruth Arrell with a nice fish of 28cm at Helensbay beach.
Well done Ruth on your intro session!!

Dennett Outdoor Shore League final results for 2018

01 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

That’s the Dennett Outdoor Shore League finished for 2018 and below are the final results. Well done to Harry Mckee Jnr on taking top spot in a tightly contested final couple of matches.

1st Harry McKee Jnr 20 pts
2nd Harry Mckee 26 pts
3rd Paddy O'boyle 31 pts
4th Colin Reilly 35 pts 
5th Karl McCullough 41 pts 
6th Marcus Blaz 51 pts
7th Robert Garnham 52.5 pts
8th Gareth Bell 59.5 pts
9th Barry Platt 60.5 pts
10th Mike Henry 66 pts.

Well done to the guys new to match fishing, Karl and Jojo Graham. Karl making fifth spot and Jojo coming 11th.

Thanks to everyone who supported the shore league in it's first year (We had some disasters weather wise😂😂)

Next year will be bigger and better.

Get your name down now.

Final Competition of the Dennett Outdoor Shore League Ballywalter Beach Co.Down

29 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Another great turn out with some new faces together with near perfect surf conditions ensured that there would be some of the bigger flounder caught that this beach is well known for.
Anglers fished for two and a half hours down to the bottom of the tide and the same back up again.
Wind condition were a cold north/north easterly blowing hard in on anglers but staying dry.

Species caught were flounder, whiting,coalie,bass and dogs.

1st Gareth Bell 12 fish 278 pts.
2nd Paddy O’Paddy O'boyle 6 fish 160 pts
3rd Harry McKee Jnr 6 fish 140 pts

Longest fish was tied between

37cm Flounder Gareth Bell
37 cm Bass Jānis Liseckis

Big Tuna for NIFSA Anglers

15 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

3 of our Federation members travelled to Donegal for a day out with Adrian Molloy and Connor steaming out of Kilcar.
Jonny Kitson takes up the story.
Early start for myself, James andJjonny, leaving just after 4am Met Adrian and Connor at the harbour at 8am.
Had 7 fish on Thursday but with the storm wasn't sure where they would be.
Steamed out 6 miles to the last place they fished. Literally hundreds of of dolphins but no sign of bait fish or birds. No tuna marking.
Nothing for the first 5 hours but Connor kept us entertained with jokes and fishy stories and plenty of hot tea.
Suddenly Adrian spotted tuna in front of us, as we drifted over them 3 attacked the same lure.
Then all hell let loose We had been taking 30 min slots each so it was Jonnys turn, into the seat and on with the jacket, meanwhile the tuna was stripping line like nothing I ever experienced. What ever the capacity of the reels is there was 10% left, easy couple of km. Adrian reversed after it. Battle lasted just under an hour. Around 650lb biggest this season Apt that the overall NIFSA species winner got it. James then lost a fish mid battle. My turn, what a take zzzzzzzz, away it went. 20 minute battle fish around 300lb.
Adrian fished on until after 6pm trying to get another fish but run out of light.
In for 7pm and up the road.

Final leg of the species league

11 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Our final leg of the species league was fished last night/today and below are the final results of the top 9 Anglers out of 39 competing anglers.
Well done on Jonny Gilbert on winning the overall competition and well done to all for competing in this competition. The craic was mighty when waiting for the results to come through. Special mention to our recorder Barry Platt who sorted cards and results for competing anglers. All match prizes were sponsored by Belfast Angling Centre with the overall prize of a days Tuna fishing out with Adrian Molloy out of Kilcar being put up by Jonathan Kitson of JK Cars. Thanks very much Jonny on this super prize, we appreciate it.
Overall species hunt result
1st Jonathan Gilbert 70pts
2nd Barry Platt 80.5 pts
3rd Paddy O'boyle 88 pts
4th Colin Reilly 89.5 pts
5th Stephen Hodge 93pts
6th Ally Nicholl 95.5 pts
7th Harry Mckee 96 pts
8th Gareth Bell 97 pts
9th Drew Ferguson 99 pts

Whiterocks Shore Competition

02 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Some of our members showing our new Federation flag tonight ahead of our Whiterocks match. As the motto says ‘For one and all’. Lots of new faces.

Final Boat League Match of 2019

25 September, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

The final match in the NIFSA boat league for 2018 was fished last Saturday on the Lady Lynda skippered by Sean Mc Kay from Ballycastle. This years league was to be decided between 2 angler on the same points going into the last match. A quality days fishing was had with a variety of species being caught from clean and rough ground marks as Sean worked tirelessly as usual to find his anglers fish. Dogfish and dabs made up the majority of the catch on the clean ground with Pollack and wrasse being the main catch on the rough marks. After a hard fought match David Mc Cormick eventually came away with the win on the day and to be crowned the NIFSA boat league champion for 2018. A huge thanks to skippers Sean Mc Kay and Paul Graham for making our first competitive season such a success. A big well done to all the anglers, both senior and junior, who took part in the League this year .... especially those for whom match fishing was a new venture. We hope you enjoyed the experience and perhaps learned a few new tactics or techniques.
Top 5 anglers from the league this year are:
1. Davy McCormick 2. John Rodgers 3. Davy Rogan 4. Al Marsden 5. Jonathan Kitson
Details of the boat league for 2019 and a few possible new ventures will follow so keep an eye on the page for details. If you want to join our Federation the books are now open for the coming 2019 season. Join today and join in the fun!

2 day open in the Foyle area was a major success

03 September, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Just like to say that our 2 day open in the Foyle area was a major success which worked out far better than expected! The feedback from visiting and local anglers alike was one of positivity and promises to be back next year along with more of their friends. The weather held nicely and the fishing was ok with just a few bumps in a other wise very smooth and controlled competition. It was nice to have nobody gurning or complaining over silly things like the way it was in the 'olden' days. Everybody pulled together and helped each other as a federation of friends and anglers should. The Alexander Arms Hotel in Limavady was class, with the food to match and the staff all were really friendly. The craic was mighty at night time and the venues were all within 10 miles of the headquarters. One of our own won the competition overall and as things are working out it is very hard to beat John Sheils of the damn Foyle! Another feature of the competition was that the next 3 places were taken up by visiting anglers (though Tim is in the Federation) The payout was evenly distributed throughout the zones and it was a 100% payout of the £50.00 entry fees. A small £2.00 federation due was levied on all anglers and nobody quibbled about paying this, at least I don't think they did lol.
All in all a super competition and can't wait to next year!

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