Inland Fisheries Ireland, together with Monaghan  County Council and Lough Muckno Matches & Festivals Group, have confirmed the arrangements for the holding of the  Inland Fisheries Ireland European Fishing Championships at the prestigious venue of Lough Muckno, Castleblayney, County Monaghan.

The championships will take place over two days of 30th & 31st August 2019, with teams of five anglers present on the venue for practice in the preceding week.

Lough Muckno is widely acknowledged, amongst anglers, as one of the best coarse fishing venues in Europe. It was developed, over recent years, by Monaghan County Council, in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Lough Muckno Matches & Festivals Group, as an angling tourist venue.

EPFC Championships organisers at the launch of the event

The 2019 championships will see over 100 international anglers and their support groups compete in the championships.  Local tourism providers and services will greatly benefit from the hosting of this event in Monaghan. The staging of this competition  in Castleblayney will result in approximately 800 bed nights bookings at local hotels, B&B & other accommodation providers.

The staging of these championships in Ireland has been the culmination of a significant  voluntary effort and the organizers wish to acknowledge the support of the many sponsors of the event, in particular the Tackle Sponsors, Browning Tackle, without whose support the event would not have been possible.