L to R Brian Cooke IFSA ACI, John Tracey CEO Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey Chairman Sport Ireland, Bob Seward Treasurer Angling Council Ireland.
The 2019 World Shore Games takes place in South Africa this month. The world Shore championships are being held on the west coast in Langebann from 10th to 14th of February for both senior men and ladies.
The 2nd World Championship Shore Angling Masters took place in Albufeira Portugal. This Championships is in its second year and Team Ireland is attended as they did last year.
This October the Under 16s achieved great results at the World shore angling championships in Portugal.
As the IFSA Interprovincials approached in February, everyone was a little nervous of the weather forecast of a spell of freezing weather over the duration of the competition.
Great prizes to be won – the Fish & Film competition is to encourage young people to spread the word about fishing. Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres are invited to apply to the competition by taking film footage of their fishing adventures and promoting it online.
Results of the Home Nations fish offs/interprovicials (Shore) held in Antrim hosted by Ulster Provincial Council over the 17/18/19th of February 2017. Congratulations to all who qualified to represent the Irish team this summer. Ladies Interprovincial-Homenations Team Fish Offs 2016v3-1 Mens Final Mens Interprovincial-Homenations Team Fish Offs 2016v2 (1) U16 Interprovincial-Homenations Team Fish Offs 2016v2 (1) U21 Interprovincial-Homenations Team Fish Offs 2016v2 (2)
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.
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
Seniors Ballinesker North
52 23 57.9 and -6 21 29.6
52 31 34.2 and -6 13 29.1
Best of luck to all anglers on the final day!
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