Hard luck to the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Team who finished third in the International Ladies Fly Fishing Competition held in Lake of Menteith in Scotland last week. Conditions were incredibly tough for all teams and it was the English who pipped their Welsh cousins to the title at the close.

On a brighter note, Ireland’s Ann Kerrin won the Top Rod of the competition, therefore bringing home the Silver Salver Trophy and the Brown Bowl – congratulations to her.

Team Captain Almha McDonnell said, ‘Overall a brilliant week and immense teamwork and support by the whole team. I was so proud captaining such a skillful and supportive group of ladies – conditions were tough on the day but everyone powered through to the end’.

  • 1st place England: 42 fish at 1936cm
  • 2nd place Wales: 42 fish at 1911cm
  • 3rd place Ireland: 29 fish at 1365cm
  • 4th place Scotland 22 fish at 1037cm.