Greystones Ridge Angling Club in Co Wicklow will host its first two-day Monster Tope Festival on August 20th/21st on a strict catch-and-release basis.
Reading through the extensive rules and regulations, it is refreshing to note that the plethora of prizes consist of top-of-the-range fishing tackle and Southside Angling vouchers. There are no cash prizes.
First prize for the longest tope includes a Poseidon 500R, a Diawa Kenzaki boat rod and €200 voucher.
Anglers will be supplied with an ID card each day which must be visible in photographs of fish. Two rods are allowed, both with a single hook trace – one for tope, the second for animal species. A …