The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Junior and Youth Shore Interprovincial Championships were held on a wet and windy Mullaghmore Strand in Sligo over the weekend – an event that Inland Fisheries Ireland were proud to sponsor.

Brian Reidy and the future of Irish sea angling

A total of 19 hardy anglers braved the driving wind and rain – conditions that made for difficult fishing for the young fishermen and women. IFSA organisers Brian Reidy, Joe Byrne and Joe Birney were there to ensure the smooth running of the event as were numerous coaches and helpers from each of the competing provinces. Anglers and their hangers-on were well and truly sand blasted by the close of business, but the anglers stuck at it and caught their fish despite the conditions.

Only 2 points separated the Youth Gold and Silver – all individual and team scores displayed in the slideshow below.

Congratulations to all of the competitors – the IFSA seniors were impressed with the up and coming talent on display.