This report form the organisers of the Oaklands International Friendly 2023: 

The 5th edition of this one-of-a-kind event once again saw Ireland with the biggest catch of the four nations represented:

  • Ireland 1st – going home for the 5th year on the row with the Trophy.
  • Romania 2nd
  • Lithuania 3rd
  • Bulgaria 4th

This friendly match organised by Romanian Catch & Release Angling Association part of the Coarse Angling Ireland NCFFI give the opportunity for different nationalities living in Ireland to compete in teams is organised by the Club staged on fabulous venue at Oaklands Lake, New Ross, County Wexford.

There were some fabulous weights on the day:

  • Ireland – 391.935 kg
  • Romania 550 kg
  • Lithuania 220 kg
  • Bulgaria 030 kg

Total for the day = 919.735 kg

Prizes awarded on the day have been as follow :

  • Biggest Bag: Leoo Lynch Peg 53 – the man on fire 101.750 kg representing Ireland Trophy & voucher if €150 (to be used in Baracuda fishing tackle shop)
  • Second biggest weight: Vlad Alexandru Peg 52 – representing Romania Trophy & €100 voucher same shop
  • Third biggest weight: Codin Jurj Peg 48 – representing Romania Trophy & voucher €50

“Genie in the Lamp” for no-fish prize was forgotten this year but we will make sure we will bring in on the next edition 2024.

We have to Thank you to all the Sponsors of the free draw as follow:

Also there was a Raffael for Mustang Box from MK Quattro – this is a great box, light, sturdy and the most comfortable box you might get on the market.

You can find more about the Italian MK Quattro on the link bellow. Please give them a like and a share.

The raffled Mustang from MK Quattro have been won by the so called by now “The man of only one competition per year “Alin Apahidean – Well done for the number 51

We do hope that we have fulfil everyone’s wishes by organising this for the 5th year and we are open for any suggestion for the next year via PM. Your view is important to us for the best organisation possible.

Just before I finish this I would like to thank you to each one of you participating in this Event and as we have been discussed maybe the format of this should be changed but I am sure we can work together on this on our International Friendly Chat.

Thank you to the captains of each team for making this happened. Please enjoy the pictures of the event and award presentation.