Sunday 16th August saw the annual Bundoran SAC open boat competition . This years event under the watchful eye of club chairman Tom Martyn and local competition organiser Boris Seigel was one of the most successful club competitions held in recent years . Anglers travelled from England , Wales and every corner of Ireland to take part in this years event . There was a great atmosphere in the air as the boats left the boat quay in Bundoran which had been decorated by the clubs members with buntings . As always in Donegal bay fishing was fantastic with many different species caught.
Lines up was at 4.30 pm and on return to the pier all involved went the 100 metres to the Marine bar in the West end for the prize giving . There was an exceptional spread of food put on for the anglers at no cost by the Marine bar which everyone enjoyed while the scores were being counted . After the food the results were read out and the prizes were handed out . In 1st place the winner of this years Bundoran open was Liam O Connor who was followed closely by his brother Mark O Connor in 2nd place , 3rd place went to local club angler Michael Patton and in 4th place was Martin Kennedy of shamrock tackle fame . The 5th and final prize position went to Corney Devlin .The prize for the longest fish went to Liam O Connor . The prize for most species was won also by Liam O Connor with 13 species and the best Lady angler on the day was Yvonne Carrey .
Bundoran Sea angling club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors . Without there help there wouldn’t be a club . This year the club has worked extra hard on a number of levels to promote sea angling in the area and after much planning and preparing submissions by the club officer board ( Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Cartys Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel , Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star ) and Declan Kilgannon ( Kiwi Girl ) we have secured one of the biggest sea angling events on the planet for Bundoran and Donegal Bay . Next month the World boat sea angling competition will be held in Donegal bay seeing team from all over the globe arriving into Bundoran to compete . The event will be a welcome boost to our local economy and will be a unique opportunity for us to showcase the world class sea angling product that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep . Finally as always the club is always open for new members and sponsors and contact can be made through any of the committee , Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel or Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star)
Sponsorship for Bundoran Club Boat Open Competition 2015
Carty’s Land & Sea Sports
The Kicking Donkey
Bundoran Adventure Centre
Great Northern Hotel
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Rodgers Spar Tullaghan
Allingham Arms Hotel
Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien