A team of four Irish anglers are currently preparing to represent Ireland in the 5th FIPS- Mouche Masters Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Dullstroom, South Africa.

John Burke from Ballina,  Michael Twohig (Captain) from Cork, Eugene McCarthy, Cork &  Stuart McGrain, Wicklow will hold the Irish flag high on the 9th of February, with the Official Opening Ceremony of World Angling Games in Sandton, Johannesburg. From there, they will travel to Dullstroom where the competition will take place at WMFFC, from the 10th-16th February 2019.

The competition will be intense for the Irish team, with four angling sessions of three hours ahead consisting of one river bank and three boat sessions.


Pictured is John Burke from Ballina. This will be John’s first time fishing in the nationals but he has fished for Ireland seven times in the Home Internationals and was a Gold Medal winning Captain in 1998.




Good Luck and Tight lines to all!