Dundalk man on Irish team for World Masters Trout Fly Fishing Championship
Dundalk man John Kelliher is part of the 2016 World Masters Irish Fishing team which will take part in the World Masters Trout Fly Fishing Championship in Galway this week.
The event gets underway today and runs until Sunday on the lakes of Lough Corrib, Lough Inagh, Lough Fee and Lough Muck.
Amongst the competing countries are France, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, South Africa and the United States.
In other local angling news, there was success for a Dundalk man in the Tony Doherty Cup at the weekend.
The ITFFA Rivers National was fished on the Liffey at Newbridge, Co Kildare and despite an extremely bright and humid day, there was excellent fishing.
A total of 20 anglers braved the conditions and after four sessions Eamonn Conway from Dundalk emerged a narrow winner over Kildare angler Kevin Tipper.
Both had five placings, however Eamonn had the greater number of fish length points and was declared national champion and winner of the Tony Doherty Cup. For the record, 151 fish in excess of 20cms were caught and released – an average of seven per angler.