2017 was a hard-fought season of trials which were held in the following venues Lough Lene Co Westmeath, Loughmacrory Co Tyrone, Lough Rowan Co Leitrim, Bleach Louch Co Limerick. We would like to thank all the committees of these venues for their hospitality and for the great days fishing.

Ruth Arrell
2018 Irish Ladies Captain Ruth Arrell being presented with the Anne Geary Lady Angler of the year trophy by Chairperson Cheryl James

When all the scores were tallied from all the trials Ruth Arrell was victorious as the Top Angler for 2017 season thus making her Captain for the 2018 international which is being held in Lyn Cleywedogg Wales in June.

Ruth who hails from Knockloughrim, Co Derry will be representing Ireland for the fourth time and this is her first time as Captain of the team and she will be leading the ladies in pursuit of gold in Wales.

Go fishing…

The first outing/trial of the Irish Ladies Fly-Fishing Association this year will be at Tildarg Fishery, near Ballyclare, Co Antrim on Sunday 22 April.

Tildarg Fishery

ILFFA tell us that Tildarg is a really great venue – and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Contact the Irish Ladies Fly-Fishing Association for the trial entry [email protected]

Entry Form below, including joining details if you wish to become a member of the Association and fish with us either socially or competively (to qualify for the Irish Team for 2019).

Closing date for entries is 13.4.18. Minimum age is 18.


For more information on these events or to join the ILFA please visit www.irishladiesflyfishing.com or ring Julie Gerry (ROI) 087 2055094,  Pauline McClenaghan (NI) 07841 573089 or email us on [email protected]