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Angling: Veteran angler is hugely impressed with Movilla

By Vic Thomas

The Price family from Killymaddy managed to land a fish for a weight of 1lb 8ozs and Park Lake regular Jimmy Connelly from Armagh managed to land three fish for 7lbs.

Lurgan's Bob Pinkerton took six fish for 13lbs; Banbridge angler William Gillespie lured five fish to his boat for a good weight of 11lb 8ozs and Alec Beck, also from Banbridge, caught three for 5lb 8ozs. Another Banbridge man, Barry McConville, bagged a brace for 5lb 4ozs.

Glenanne's John McGookin enjoyed a great session landing four for 11lbs with one of his fish weighing in at a cracking 4lbs! Alan Brown, also from Glenanne, opted for a catch and release ticket and did well to bank eight trout. Waringstown angler Seamus McConville tempted three for a weight of 6lbs.

Dungannon's monthly ticket draw winner is Declan Corr from Armagh who wins a free complimentary ticket for a day's fishing on the Park Lake.

Versatile Millisle angler Tony Waugh fished the Movilla Fishery for the first time in two years and was very impressed saying: "The Fishery has matured really well since my last visit. The fish are fighting fit with some going huge, and they've added a kiddies pond too."

Tony was told that there are monster trout of up to 15 pounds lurking in Movilla's waters, but thought this was the usual blarney until he hooked into a seven pounder that took him down to his backing line!

"What a day," added Tony. "I started on the sink-tip with a Damsel Nymph on the point and a GHRE on the dropper, but had no joy. However, I had noticed fish topping in one of the corners of the lake so I tied on a Klinkhammer and the action didn't stop all afternoon! In all I landed eight, lost four to weed, one being really big, and all within five and half hours."

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