NIFSA shore league sponsored by Daiwa, match day one

NIFSA shore league sponsored by Diawa, match day one.

Venue: Waterfoot 1800-2300 hrs

Tide: Filling for four and dropping one

Conditions: Breezy South Easterly with occasional heavy shower

Sea state: Calming with a lot of weed making angling very difficult in places.

Species caught: flounder, plaice and coalie.

Zone A

1st Barry Platt 13 fish 328pts £80

2nd Christopher Mccook 11 fish 265pts £60

3rd David Garvan 10 fish 260pts £40

4th Paul Beggs 9fish 240pts £30

5th Lee Mullan 9fish 232pts tackle prize

Zone B

1st Diarmaid Adams 23 fish 578pts £80

2nd Colin Reilly 16 fish 430pts £60

3rd Gareth Bell Bell 14 fish 361pts £40

4th Drew Ferguson 12 fish 308pts £30

5th Harry Mckee Jnr 8fish 217pts tackle prize

Longest Flat 34cm flounder Colin Reilly

Longest Round 24cm coalie Martin O'boyle

What looked to be very promising conditions with a quiet beach and a good surf were short lived when it became obvious the beach was heavily weeded for most of zone A, however it was the same for most of us so we cracked on.

The venue was not as productive as normal maybe due to drop in temperature during the week and definitely down to the weed which prevented a lot of anglers from scratching the surf as is normal practice on this venue.

However it was good to get out after a six month break.

Big thanks to Diarmaid and Andrew Mcmurtry who done the litter walk before the match and collected two bags of mess.

Nothing was lifted afterward.

Also thanks to our main sponsor, Daiwa for supplying match prizes as well as end of league main prizes.

Next match is 29th of this month on Ballycastle.

Get in touch if you fancy joining our Federation and enjoying the craic.