Emy and District Anglers PRO Enda Fields has been very busy indeed over the last few days on Emy Lough in Co Monaghan. Enda and the club have been extending the warmest of welcomes to all of the visiting teams and making sure that everything is ok for them. Enda has been meeting and greeting all of the teams talking them through the bio security procedures and telling them all about the fishing on the lake. On Tuesday Enda welcomed the Canadian and South African Teams, on Wednesday it was the French and Czech Republic Teams yesterday it was the Polish Team. The Czech Republic are returning again today and they will be joined later by team USA. All visitors have been catching fish despite the very bright weather and have been delighted with the quality of the fishing.

In the days leading up to the commencement of the12th World Youth Fly Fishing Championship, Emy Lough is being used as a practice venue. This years events is being hosted by TAFI between 21st and 26th of July 2013 and was organised and jointly hosted by the Ulster and Leinster councils and run on a cross border basis.. Teams will be travelling from Canada, USA, South Africa, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Scotland and competing against Ireland as the host country. Each team will consist of 6 anglers managers and coaches. They will be fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout and official practice will be held on Monday 22nd followed by three days of competitive fishing.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the Loughs Agency and DCAL along with a number of businesses and individuals have sponsored the event which is also part of the “Gathering” 2013.

Inland Fisheries Ireland, with the assistance of all stakeholders including the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship Organising Committee, DCAL and the Loughs Agency, clubs, teams and anglers have ensured that bio security measures are in place at the event with all fishing venues providing disinfectant facilities. These measures will ensure best practice and help prevent the inadvertent introduction and transfer of invasive plants and animals and harmful pathogens which represent major threats to Ireland’s habitats, native species and internationally renowned fisheries.

The excitement is really building with only a few days until the start of the Championship on Tuesday 23rd July.

The French Team Visiting Emy Lough Recently
The Czech Republic Team Enjoy the Sunshine on Emy Lough, Co Monaghan
A Quick Photo for Fly Fishing Team from Poland Before Fishing on Emy Yesterday