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World Cup time on Mask as Geoff takes the honours

August 9th, 2017 | by

Ronan Cusack was in touch with a report from the annual World Cup competition: Monday was the final of the ever popular World Cup fly fishing competition on Lough Mask. This year’s event was another huge success with 474 anglers from home and abroad competing for the much sought after trophy.

Fishing over the 5 days could only be described as extremely tough despite perfect conditions. Many anglers fished across deep water in fresh westerly winds in the hopes of running into a shoal of hungry Daphnia feeding trout, unfortunately this was easier said than done. As always the shallows produced the better quality fish each day, but also like the deep these fish were not easily fooled.

This year’s World Cup winner was Geoffrey Hylands from Banbridge, Co Down who weighed in 4 fish for 4.861lbs. In second place was Seamus Kelly from Ballina, Co Mayo with 2 fish for 4.582lbs and in third position was Colin Cahill from Killucan, Co Westmeath with 2 fish for 2.716lbs. This year’s winning boatman was Larry Gibb from Co Antrim. The best lady angler over the competition was Mary Miller from Galway and the best junior angler was Dara Flaherty, also from Galway.

Overall the competition went off well and well done to all involved.

Winner of The World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championship, was Geoffrey Hylands from Banbridge , Co Down , reciving The World Cup, 3,000euro and a 15HP Yamaha Engine from Committee Chairman Billy Burke and Tom Staunton of R.S. Marine, Westport, Sponsor.        Pic:Trish Forde.

Winner of The World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championship, was Geoffrey Hylands from Banbridge , Co Down , reciving The World Cup, 3,000euro and a 15HP Yamaha Engine from Committee Chairman Billy Burke and Tom Staunton of R.S. Marine, Westport, Sponsor.
Pic:Trish Forde.

 

World Cup Committee President Joe Cusack presents Mary Miller with her prize for the Best Lady Angler in the World Cup

World Cup Committee President Joe Cusack presents Mary Miller with her prize for the Best Lady Angler in the World Cup

 

Junior Angler of the COmpetition was Darragh Faherty of Culfin Anglers, Renvyle, pictured recieving his prizes  and The Phil Brooks Shield from Kevin Egan(Committee Treasurer) and Michael Twohig , Sponsor, Super Valu, Kanturk.              Pic:Trish Forde.

Junior Angler of the COmpetition was Darragh Faherty of Culfin Anglers, Renvyle, pictured recieving his prizes and The Phil Brooks Shield from Kevin Egan(Committee Treasurer) and Michael Twohig , Sponsor, Super Valu, Kanturk. Pic:Trish Forde.


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