The 57th Westport Sea Angling Festival Gathering took place over 4 days from June 19th to june 23rd.
The event commenced with a shore competition on Wednesday June 19th where 10 anglers took part and recorded a total catch of 61 fish which included Dogfish, Ray, Huss and a Gurnard. The three day boat event took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 21/22/23, with almost 50 anglers participating each day.
Weather Conditions were very poor with Friday being the best of the three days. A total of 1529 fish were recorded which included Dogfish, Ray, Huss and Tub Gurnard.
The Prize Presentation took place in Hotel Westport on Sunday Night June 23rd, with Cllr. Ollie Gannon (Cathaoirleach) Westport Town Council and Harry and Deirdre Hughes Portwest (Main Sponsor) presenting prizes.
The Westport Sea Angling Club want to sincerely thank the following:
Harry and Deirdre Hughes, Portwest, without whose sponsorship we would not survive. Kevin Joyce and staff at ‘The Asgard’ for taking care of the anglers each evening. Hotel Westport for their help. Cllr. Ollie Gannon (Cathaoirleach) for his attendance at the Prize presentation, Jack Dylan Jewellers and The Mayo News. The Boatmen for all their dedication, hard work and continued support. Finally the anglers for their continued support and encouragement and without whose unwavering support makes it possible for us to remain the longest running Sea Angling Festival in Europe.
We are very grateful for your continued support.