Young anglers Erne top Ulster prize again
Erne Integrated College, Enniskillen, have retained their Ulster Schools Coarse Angling title at the competition organised by the Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation, sponsored by Waterways Ireland, Shakespeare/Mitchell Tackle, Irish Bait and Tackle, and Mid Ulster District Council.
Sixteen teams comprising 64 anglers from across the province competed for the coveted title on the Lower River Bann at Portglenone.
The Erne team of Dominykas Kuklys, Ciaran Murphy, Corey Agnew and Killian Maguire each received a Shakespeare Sigma feeder rod and a gold medal, while their school received a silver plate.
Runners up were Dromore High School and their team of Imogen Johnston, Taylor Orr, Richard Dickson and Dylan Laffin, who each received a Mitchell reel and a silver medal.
Third were Coleraine Grammar School, Paul Cunningham, Alex Hegarty, Connor Evans and Yani Racharov, who each received a Shakespeare keepnet and landing net and a Bronze medal.
The best individual weight on the day was 1.870Kgs landed by Dominykas Kuklys, Erne Integrated College, on pole tactics.
Dominykas was presented with a Shakespeare triple hardcase holdall and the Individual Trophy for his superb efforts.
Runner-up was Erne's Corey Agnew with 1.300Kgs and Imogen Johnston of Dromore was third with 1.250Kgs.
Section winners were, Section A: Charlie Olaphant, Belfast Boys Model School, 0.900Kgs; Section B: Adam Nabir, Royal Belfast Academical Institute, 0.680Kgs; Section C: Logan Ferguson, Breda Academy, 0.820Kgs and Section D: Callum Reid, Royal Belfast Academical Institute 0.800Kgs.