Another year has come around and the competitive anglers are once again competing for their respective Countries in the Home International. These competitions are held on an annual basis between Ireland,England,Scotland and Wales. This year the first of these competitions will take place on Lough Sheelin in County Cavan and it is testament to the commendable work that has taken place by the local club and others to bring this lake from the condition it had deteriorated to.Now once again this lake has become one of the pristine wild trout fisheries in Ireland and is noted for the size and condition of the Trout available to anglers.
I have fished this lake many times with friends and must say it is well worth a visit. The trout that comes to your fly here can be of frightening proportions to those of us who normally fish the other wild trout lakes in this country.
I would like to add my congratulations and best wishes to all anglers who qualified for their respective countries and hope that over and beyond the competition that all have a safe and enjoyable competition.
The following in no certain order are the members of the Irish Team for the aforementioned competition.
Seamus Kelly,Arden Pollock,Joe Quinn,Eamonn Ross,Frank Kelly,Aidan Heffernan,Seamus o’Loughlin,Sean Bowen, Patrick Fahy,Patrick Kelly,Martin Mc Gorian,Andrew Duncan,Robert Reilly,John Walsh.
As I know and have fished with most of the above Anglers I am wishing them all the best of luck come competition day.
The above is a strong team and I feel confident will have Gold Medals by Friday evening.