After another very exciting and very close competition programme, which included over 20 individual competitions fished at Corbet Lough, the River Bann and Lough Melvin, Roger McClements has taken the prestigious accolade of Adult Angler of the Year 2017. Roger secured the title with a fantastic fish of 5lbs 3ozs which he caught on the fly at Corbet Lough on Sunday 29 October just three days before the end of the season. This fish put Roger into second place in the Heaviest Fish of the Year competition and the 2 points awarded was enough to give him the Angler of the Year 2017 title by just a single point over Colin Crothers. This is the second occasion when Roger has won the Adult Angler of the Year title. His previous success was in 2014. Roger has been one of the Club’s most consistent competition anglers in recent years. Following his last success in 2014 he was second in 2016 and now he has taken the title again. The above photograph shows Roger with the 5lbs 3ozs Rainbow which secured this year’s title.
Daniel Moore retained the title of Juvenile Angler of the Year for 2017. It is a fantastic achievement for Daniel, who only started fishing the Club’s competitions a few years ago, to win the prestigious Juvenile Angler of the Year for two consecutive years. Daniel is an affable young boy who really enjoys fishing. He is a prodigy of the junior angling competition programme for young anglers under 13 years of age. He has benefited from Martin Dynes’ tuition and encouragement over the last few years.
Daniel Dynes only started fishing the Club’s competitions this season and he has won the title of Junior Angler of the Year 2017. Daniel is a really keen young angler and he enjoyed the fishing and the craic at the Junior competitions this year. He is another prodigy of the junior angling competition programme. Martin Dynes was Daniel’s mentor in these competitions. This is a great achievement for Daniel and we look forward to seeing him back at the Corbet next year.
Congratulations to Roger, Daniel Moore and Daniel Dynes on their fantastic achievement in 2017.