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.