The Elvery Cup was fished at the rescheduled date of Saturday 19th August at Lough Lene, Collinstown.
With storms affecting much of Ireland on Friday 18th there were some concerns that conditions may not suit but this concern was unwarranted. 24 anglers turned out for the day with 10 anglers weighing in their heaviest fish.
Gary Coakley weighed in the heaviest fish (of two that he caught) at 4.22 Lbs. Not quite the heaviest fish overall for the year, which remains with John O’Neill from the Pasker Cup (4.805)
Second place went to Almha O’Donnell with a fish of 3.695 Lbs (Ahem!, her father Cathal returned no fish)
Third place goes again to Jim Keeshan with a fish of 3.605 Lbs.
JP Johnson was the best Juvenile Angler with an excellent fish of 3.615 which would have placed him 3rd in the adult category if he was a few years older!
Special Weight prize went to Dermot Flynn for his fish of 2.62 Lbs.
The leaderboard is shaping up now with 5 of 7 club competitions completed at this point:
DTAA President Gerry Heaslip stretched his lead over Competitions Secretary Tom Hipwell. Technically only Tom and PJ and Jim Keeshan have any chance of knocking Gerry off the top spot at this stage. Either of Jim or PJ would need to win the next two competitions and Gerry would need to place outside of the top 10 in order for this upset to occur. More of a threat to Heaslip, however, comes from Hipwell who has an 8 point gap to bridge over the next two competitions. It’s possible but the bookies favourite has to be Heaslip for 2023.
Some pictures from the day.