Another successful World Cup Trout Fly Fishing event was held on lough Mask over the August bank holiday weekend and over four hundred hardy anglers took to the water to test their skills against the best fly anglers from Ireland and overseas.

As usual, the final was held on bank holiday Monday following four tough days of heats and when the anglers returned for the weigh in on Monday evening it became clear that two anglers stood head and shoulders above the rest. Nigel Green of Ulster (seven fish for 9.77lbs) and Michael Twohig of Munster (8 fish for 9.28lbs) finished in first and second place respectively under the watchful eye of boatman John Munroe on the final day.

Victorious Nigel Green (centre left) proudly lifts the World Cup trophy

Paul Harrison was next best with five fish for 5.54 lbs while Ronan Gibbons had three fish for 4.6lbs. The heaviest fish for the weekend was caught by Pat O’Toole on Thursday with a cracking 4.25lbs trout, Julie Gerry was the Best Lady Angler and Sean Ronayne was the best in the Under 21 category.

Nigel Green World Cup Winner


Nigel Green and the fish that won the cup


Full results available at

Monday Results 6.8.18

1st Nigel Green               7 Fish –  9.772lb

2nd Michael Twohig        8 Fish –  9.286lb

3rd Paul Harrison            5 Fish –  5.544lb

4th Ronan Gibbons         3 Fish –  4.598lb

Heaviest Fish: Pat O’Toole @ 4.2540lb (Thursday)

Best U21:  Sean Ronayne

Best Overseas Angler:  Robert Barden

Best Lady Angler:   Julie Gerry


​Congratulations to all competitors, boatmen, sponsors and organisers on another hugely successful and well run event.