Muckalee hosts Youths
Lake Championship

Muckalee Reservoir in Kilkenny was the battleground last month for the 2012 Youths Lake Championship, which was held on a catch-release basis.

Muckalee Reservoir in Kilkenny was the battleground last month for the 2012 Youths Lake Championship, which was held on a catch-release basis.

Sean Dempsey was crowned the TAFI Leinster Youth Lake Champion for 2012, having caught 18 trout in total on the day. Fergal McKiernan came in second place, and third was Michael Conroy.

Fishing conditions were near perfect, with some surface activity from the resident brown trout. The competition was stiff, with almost 20 competitors fishing for the top prize. Some 16 anglers caught trout on the day and 77 trout were caught in total.

Successful tactics on the day were a sinking line with patterns such as humungus lures, damels nymphs and a variations of cormorants flies.

The top 10 anglers will now represent Leinster in the TAFI Inter-Provincial Lake Championship later this season. TAFI Leinster would like to thank both Inland Fisheries Ireland and Deen and Dinan Association for their hospitality and who also provided both breakfast and lunch for competitors and stewards in the day.