Double Gold, World Shore Championships 2016

Gold for Irish Ladies and Men at the Tronixpro, World shore angling championships, Wexford, Ireland, 2016

Irish men and women made history at the World Shore Angling Championships – both mens and ladies teams secured Gold for Ireland – double world champions – ladies at their first attempt!

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA) clubs and membership welcomed 18 different countries to the southeast coast of Ireland for the 33rd Tronixpro World Shore Angling Championships. This major International event held between the 12– 19 November, 2016 attracted approx. 250 competitors and 100 team officials from around the world and was comprised of 11 Ladies Teams and 18 Mens teams. Countries competing included Belgium, Croatia,  Cyprus,  England,  France,  Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Poland, Italy,  Netherlands,  Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Wales, Portugal and of course Ireland.

The Grauvell Irish mens team came out on top against the 17 other nations over four days of angling. The Irish team held 1st over days one and two and fell back to 2nd for day three. They fought back admirably on the final day to take the gold. There was also an individual gold for Alan Mulcahy, silver for Harry McKee, with Paul Tyndall and Joe Byrne in the top 20.

 The Vaas Ladies team took first place after the first day against the ten other ladies teams. They then held onto gold position for the remaining three days. There was individual silver for Lisa Gormley, bronze for Anne Whitty, 9th for Jane Cantwell, Janet Snoddy was in the top 30 overall.

 Ladies team:

Anne Whitty Captain, Bannow Bay SAC (Wexford)

Jane Cantwell, Wexford Garda SAC

Janet Snoddy, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Lisa Gormley, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Pat Short, Bray Sea Anglers (Wicklow)

Linda Manton, Lisdoonvarna/Fanore SAC (Clare)

Manager Jim Snoddy, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Assistant Manager Brian Cooke, Dublin

 Senior (Mens) team:

Martin Howlin, Wexford SAC

Alan MulcahyRinnashark SAC (Waterford)

Harry McKee Jnr, East Antrim Surfcasters SAC

Joe Byrne, Kilmuckridge SAC (Wexford)

Paul Tyndall, Ballybrack SAC (Dublin)

Tim O’Sullivan, Galway Bay SAC

Manager John OBrien, Tramore/Waterford SAC

Assistant manager Joe Carley, Menapia SAC

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers invited all friends, family of the teams and committee, all the rank and file anglers of IFSA clubs and indeed the general public to celebrate at the headquarters, Clayton Whites Hotel for the awards ceremony. A double gold does not happen very often. Anthems, Medal awards, speeches from Minister Paul Kehoe TD, IFSA President, Pat Walsh & Chairman Micheal Quinn and Fédération Internationale de Pêche Sportive – Mer officials were at the event.

It all kicked off with a wonderful opening ceremony on Saturday 12th November which began with a parade of all competing nations which will see the flags of each nation hoisted and carried from Clayton White’s Hotel to the National Opera House, Wexford. It was followed by a ceremonial event at the Opera House attended by the Mayor, Local Councillors and TDs.

This World Shore Angling Championships which operated a Catch and release policy and showcased the best Ireland has to offer to Shore Anglers as competitors  battled to catch a wide variety of fish including Whiting, Codling, Flounder, Turbot, Dogfish and other species. The event had a significant economic impact on not only the town of Wexford but the country as a whole and is a wonderful showcase for Wexford, IFSA and the sport of angling as a whole.

The IFSA were delighted they were chosen to host this event as it was both a great honour and a great opportunity to promote the southwest and indeed Ireland and its tourism product as a whole. This championship was supervised by IFSA officers, stewards and volunteers. The IFSA would like to acknowledge the help and support of Fáilte Ireland, Inland fisheries Ireland, Wexford  County Council, National Opera House, Gardaí, Coastguard/RNLI, Civil Defence and many volunteers without which this event would not have been possible.

Thanks once again to all our sponsors for the week of the World Shore Angling Champioships #worldshorechamps16 Tronixpro, Grauvell, Vaas Waders & Rainwear, Innova Fishing tackle, Shamrock Fishing tackle, NationWide Baits, Waterford Angling & Outdoor Centre, Greys Fishing, PENN Fishing, Irelands Ancient East, Event Ireland

For more information please go to www.facebook.com/ seaanglingIFSA or contact PRO Brian Reidy 085 7339040, pro@ifsa.ie

Venue update Day 4 Tronixpro WSAC 16

Seniors Ballinesker North

52 23 57.9 and -6 21 29.6

Ladies Ballinoulart

52 31 34.2 and -6 13 29.1

Best of luck to all anglers on the final day!

World shore angling venue update

Monday 14 November                  20.00-00.00         Curracloe for Men and Ballinesker for Ladies
Tuesday 15 November                  16.00-18.00         Rostoontown for Men and Ladies
Wednesday 16 November           1200-16.00         Kilgorman for Men and Curracloe for Ladies
Thursday 17 November                 14.30-18.30         Ballyhealy for Men and Kilgorman for Ladies

Venues subject to change

World Shore Angling 2016 Preview/Brochure

Irish men and women making history in World Shore Angling Championships this November

One week ahead of the 33rd World Shore Angling Championships, the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA) clubs and membership are eagerly preparing to welcome 18 different countries to the southeast coast of Ireland. This major International event being held from 12– 19 November, 2016 is attracting approx. 250 competitors and 100 team officials from around the world and is comprised of 11 Ladies Teams and 18 Mens teams. Countries competing include Belgium, Croatia,  Cyprus,  England,  France,  Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy,  Netherlands,  Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Wales, Portugal and of course Ireland. The south east area is already a hive of activity as the competitors have being practicing for well over two weeks for the Championships.

It will all kick off with a wonderful opening ceremony this Saturday 12th November which begins with a parade of all competing nations which will see the flags of each nation hoisted and carried from Clayton White’s Hotel to the National Opera House, Wexford at 3.30pm. It will be followed by a ceremonial event at the Opera House attended by the Mayor, Local Councillors and TDs.

This is also a historic event as for the first time ever; Ireland will have a Ladies team competing in this World Championships.

Ladies team:

Anne Whitty Captain, Bannow Bay SAC  (Wexford)

Jane Cantwell, Wexford Garda SAC

Janet Snoddy, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Lisa Gormley, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Pat Short, Bray Sea Anglers (Wicklow)

Linda Manton, Lisdoonvarna/Fanore SAC (Clare)

Manager Jim Snoddy, Glengormley and District SAC (Antrim)

Senior (Mens) team:

Martin Howlin, Wexford SAC

Alan MulcahyRinnashark SAC (Waterford)

Harry McKee Jnr, East Antrim Surfcasters SAC

Joe Byrne, Kilmuckridge SAC (Wexford)

Paul Tyndall, Ballybrack SAC (Dublin)

Tim O’Sullivan, Galway Bay SAC

Manager John OBrien, Tramore/Waterford SAC

This World Shore Angling Championships which will operate a Catch and release policy and will showcase the best Ireland has to offer to Shore Anglers as competitors  battle to catch a wide variety of fish including Whiting, Codling, Flounder, Turbot ,Dogfish and other species. The event will have a significant economic impact on not only the town of Wexford but the country as a whole and is a wonderful showcase for Wexford, IFSA and the sport of angling. The championship will close with a Gala dinner and prize giving on Friday 18th in Clayton White’s Hotel.

The IFSA are delighted they have been chosen to host this event as it is both a great honour and a great opportunity to promote the southwest and indeed Ireland and its tourism product as a whole. This championship will be supervised by IFSA officers, stewards and volunteers. The IFSA would like to acknowledge the help and support of Fáilte Ireland, Wexford  County Council, National Opera House, Gardaí, Coastguard/RNLI, and our many sponsors, this event would not be possible without their support.

Beaches announced for FIPS-M World Shore Angling Championships, Wexford, Ireland

Sunday the 13th: Rostoontown Beach for Men and Ladies

Monday the 14th: Curracloe Beach for Men and Ballinesker Beach for Ladies

Tuesday the 15th: Rostoontown Beach for Ladies and Men

Wednesday the 16th: Kilgorman Beach for Men and Curracloe Beach for Ladies

Thursday the 17th: Ballyhealy Beach for Men and Kilgorman Beach for Ladies

More details in official brochure:

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