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Spey O Mega Competition

The Annual Spey O Mega competition is to be held on 17th and 18th of October on the river Shannon at Doonas, right in front of the Anglers Rest pub Cloonlara.

It is a 15 ft rod competition, wading in the river, with a 40 degree angle change minimum.

Any full floating fly line, Any rod Max 15’1”. Any running line. Line trays cannot be used.

Simms Gear and silver trophy for 1st prize
Fishing tackle second and third prizes

€5 per entry – no limit on amount of entries per person

An ameteur competition will be held on Saturday – no Ghillies Guide or anyone involved in tackle industry or people who have qualified for International competitions before

Organized by Pat Nolan

Enquiries 00353 86 8868033

This is one of the top competitions for Spey aficionados, usually taking entries from Scotland and Norway.
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1st Gerard Downey (centre) 2nd Ruairi Costello (left) 3rd James Chalmers (right)

The results of the Spey Omega open Instenational 15ft rod Spey casting Competition, 40degree change of direction were

1st Gerard Downey, Foxford, Co.Mayo 161'4"
2nd Ruairi Costello, Scarriff, Co.Clare 151'
3rd James Chalmers, Scotland 131'
4th Derek Doyle, Wicklow 116'
5th Cathal Doherty, Donegal 109'
6th Michael Egan, Ballina, Co.Mayo 103'6"

Left to Right, Ruairi Costello (2nd), James Chalmers (3rd), Michael Egan (6th), Shane Egan (junior winner), Gerard Downey (1st), Derek Doyle (4th), Cathal Doherty (5th), Martin Kylie.

Weather conditions were great for the weekend, a very pleasant day on the Saturday and almost as good on the Sunday. Worth going just to see Ruairi Costello, Gerard Downey and James Chalmers cast if nothing else. On teh Saturday in practice Gerard Downey threw 169 feet and Ruairi Castello threw 160 feet in the calm, there was no wind whatsoever on Saturday. A good result on Sunday for the Carron team, the top three were using Carron rods and lines, top four were using Carron lines, fifth and sixth place used Emerald World Master 84 ft head lines. A good turnout of spectators from Limerick and the South. Unfortunately the Norwegians did not make it this year and newly married Andrew Toft was not there due to being on honeymoon.

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