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Angling Matches & Festivals

Angling Matches & Festivals

Ireland has some of the most lightly fished rivers and lakes in Europe and with no close season for coarse fishing it is an ideal venue for angling festivals throughout the year. There is a huge network of fish bearing rivers and lakes along with big river tributaries and numerous loughs of varying size.

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Ireland has a huge variety of fishing festivals throughout the year from March to November and Anglers World offers the best value ferry and accommodation packages to suit your requirements. Our selection and choice of ferry routes and accommodations is unrivalled, and our ABTA BONDED financial guarantee gives you complete confidence. Enjoy great fishing in superb scenery amongst genuine friendly people and the promise of quality 'craic' in the evenings.

Northern Ireland Angling Festivals

Anglers World Holidays are proud to support the fishing competitions ran by Nick & Susan Seddon. Nick and his father Kenny are renowned match anglers with a wealth of experience fishing throughout Ireland. Based in Co Fermanagh Nick carefully selects the best fishing areas when pegging his matches, which always attract a full complement of anglers. You only have to look at the weights per angler per day to understand why. Nicks events consistently produce some of the highest average weights of any match event.

Upcoming competitions include the Fermanagh Feeder Classic and the Erne Lakeland Cup.

These popular events, fished in September will book up early, so call for further details.
These two competitions each have a Facebook group page - see the links below:
Fermanagh Feeder Classic Facebook Group Page
Erne Lakeland Cup Facebook Group Page

Fermanagh Classic Festival - 8th to 12th May 2023
Annual 3-day fishing festival on the shores of Lough Erne and its surrounding waterways, from Boa Island on the Lower Lough to Corradillar on the Upper Lough. The first competition was held in 1976 and it is a popular event in the angling calendar.

Northern Ireland Rod Licences

From April 2016, anglers will no longer get a paper rod licence or permit. Instead, they will get an electronic record (e-record) with a unique reference number. The new system will work out what type of licence or permit is needed.

See the following link to buy your licence on-line:

Further information can be found at:

List of authorised distributors where licences can be bought can be found at:

Lough Muckno Angling Festivals

Without a doubt, the finest lake in Europe for great pleasure and match fishing, with huge stocks of Roach, Hybrids, Bream and Perch. These popular matches are organised by Richard Caplice and his team and offer easy access; parking close to pegs and substantial pay outs / prizes. All are on Lough Muckno except where stated.

Places limited to 50 anglers per festival. Pre-booking is essential Contact Richard (087 2405317) or Geoff (07980 840181) to book your place or visit Lough Muckno on Facebook.

2023 Festival Dates
Easter Festival - 6th to 9th April
Feeder Festival - 26th June to 30th June
Lough Muckno July Festival - 24th to 28th July
Co Monaghan Pairs - 11th to 15th September

Inniscarra Angling Festivals

Inniscarra Lake is one of two lowland lakes, which form an integral part of the River Lee system and offers excellent fishing in a picturesque setting. There are huge stocks of Bream, Rudd, Hybrids, Pike and Carp and it is an ideal venue for the many matches that are fished throughout the year.

2023 Festival Dates
O’Callaghan’s Feeder Cup - 16th to 18th April
O’Callaghan’s Cup - 21st to 23rd May
Ottewill Trophy - 24th to 26th May
Feederfest - 16th to 250th October

Additional Festival Dates 2023

Ballinamore Angling Festival, Co Leitrim - 21st to 26th May 2023
Breffni Seniors, Arva, Co Cavan - 5th to 9th June 2023
Breffni Challenge, Arva, Co Cavan - 12th to 16th June 2023
Arva Festival, Co Cavan - 4th to 8th September 2023
King of Clubs, Arva, Co Cavan - 11th to 15th September 2023

Our friendly and helpful staff are here to talk to you by telephone and answer your questions. Call us on 01246 221717 for the latest information.  


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