The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI) is to host the FIPS Mouche 12th World Youth Fly Fishing Championship from July 21 – 26, with part of the event being held at Woodford Fly Fishery in Carrickfergus.

TAFI organises angling qualifiers every year across Ireland with the winners representing Ireland at the Four Nations still water Championships, European, Commonwealth and World Fly Fishing Championships. This year sees the Youth Championship coming to Ireland , jointly organised by the Ulster and Leinster councils and run on a cross border basis.

Teams will consist of five anglers and one reserve and will be accompanied by their manager and captain. They will be fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout and official practice will be held on Monday 22 followed by three days of competitive fishing……

Carrick Times 30.06.2013 Read the article ‘Local fishery to host World Youth Fly Championship’

Darren Crawford has qualified for the Irish Team and is on his way to compete in the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships to be held in Dundalk in July. Darren has a great sporting pedigree and has previously worn the colours of his country in both Judo and Basketball. INLT 26-419-RM