2024 Spring International Lough Ennell

2024 Spring International Lough Ennell

Exciting times ahead in the coming week for the ITFFA as they once again play host to the 2024 Spring International on Lough Ennell in Mullingar. With the arrivals of the teams from England Scotland and Wales over the weekend the excitement is building in advance of the International match on Friday May 24th. Lough Ennell is a very picturesque but formidable venue and will truly test the skill set of all the participating anglers for the week. The Irish team captained by Ennis angler Seamus O Loughlin boasts a very experienced line up even though it does include 4 debutants. Congatulations to the new caps on this team Joe Ferguson, Terry McGovern, Daniel Sweeney & Ronan Meghan who make their international debut here but are still very expierenced when it comes to the style of angling required on this venue. Once again Irish Team manager is Michael Monaghan who is ably assisted by Kieran Casey and Brendan Murray who is the boat manager for the week. Also a big thanks goes to Dave McBride in Southside Angling southsideangling.ie for his continued sponsorship of the Irish Teams.

                                                                                                                               

Seamus O Loughlin Irish Captain

Irish Team sponsored by Southside Angling

Seamus O Loughlin (Capt), Andrew Boyd, Stephen Browne, Padraic Fahy,  Nigel Greene,  John O Neill,  Terry McGovern,  Brendan Spillane,  Brian Stanfield,  Daniel Sweeney,  Gary Smith, Hubert Smith,  Joe Ferguson & Ronan Meghan

Team Manager Michael Monaghan

Things will kick off on Tuesday when the first official practice days will take place. All anglers will be accompanied by boatman assigned to them for the week in both practice as well as the matchday when they will also act as stewards. The size limit for matchday has been set as 35cm to the fork of the tail. On match day the Competition is total Catch & Release. All eligible fish will be measured, released and recorded on the scorecard. Anglers will be awarded 20 points per fish
plus one point per cm rounded up.  A catch and release policy will also operate on practice days.
No drogues will be allowed for this International.

For the full list of each of the teams and match booklet click hereITFFA Match Booklet Lough Ennell

On behalf of the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association we would like to wish all four teams the best of luck for the week and hope that they all enjoy the Lough Ennell expierence.

All updates for the weeks events will be posted here and on our Facebook page so keep in touch with us.

 

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