The ‘Ulster Open’ held on the
In 2005 the event was resurrected with the financial assistance from the Loughs Agency and with the help of Newry & Mourne District Council.
The competition for tackle prizes and cash prizes was limited to 60 pegs and was held in blazing sunshine on Sunday 16th July 2006, the day yielded low weights but few had dry nets.
The results were as follows:-
Overall 1st Mr Mark Vanderkamp
Overall 2nd Mr Davy Hamilton
Overall 3rd Mr Raymond Brooks
1st Steven Turnball
2nd Johnny Keith
3rd Phillip Jackson
1st John Barr (Junior)
Joint 2nd Michael Black & Alan Ball
1st Willie Wheeler
2nd Keith Cole
3rd Derek Buckley
Deputy Mayor Martin Connolly presented the prizes and commented on how wonderful it was to see so many people interested and taking part in fishing and availing of the magnificent facilities such as Newry Canal, which the Council are continuing to improve with the installation of 17 fishing platforms along the Canal, which were funded through the Natural Resource Rural Tourism Initiative, which is delivered locally by The South Armagh Tourism Initiative.
The organisers wish to thank Daiwa Sports and Svendsen Sports (UK) LTD for their help in supplying a superb array of quality tackle prizes.
Particular thanks was given to Mr Oliver McGauley, for his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm regarding the organising and the running of the angling competition.