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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Launch of FIPS-M World shore angling chamionships

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Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Launch World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford

 

Wexford, Friday 16 September. The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers launch the Senior World Shore Angling Championships for Men’s and Ladies at the Clayton Whites Hotel last Friday. The Championship held from 12 – 19 November this year is a major International Event and will attract 250 competitors from over 30 countries for a week long competition across many of the South East’s finest beaches. 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 as a whole.

The 2016 event will be historic for many reasons, but most notably as for the first time ever, Ireland will have a Ladies team competing in this World Championships.

In attendance at the launch were Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Deputy Mayor Tony Dempsey, IFSA President Pat Walsh, Frances Kinsella from Event Ireland and representatives from Wexford County Council and both the Irish Men’s and Ladies Teams. Pat Walsh welcomed all to the launch, noting ‘it is a very exciting time for Our Ladies, their first time representing Ireland in the World Shore Championships in the history of our Federation’. Deputy Mayor Tony Dempsey commented that team sports are hugely important and with the angling tradition in Wexford he is delighted to welcome 250 competitors from so many different countries to the region. Frances Kinsella thanked IFSA for bringing this event to Ireland and said ‘We have taken to calling ourselves the event island and I think with good reason – Ireland is a living stage.  We make an event an experience and we look forward to proving this in November when our extended World Shore Angling family arrive to Wexford and Irelands Ancient East’.

Further details can be found on http://www.ifsa.ie/wsac2016/

Also Irish Federation of Sea Anglers on facebook

16/09/2016. Fáilte Ireland supports World Shore Angling Championships. Pictured at the launch of the 2016 World Shore Angling Championships are Anne Whitty, Captain of the Irish Ladies Senior Team, Brendan Howlin TD, Pat Walsh President of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers, Frances Kinsella, Fáilte Ireland, Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Cllr. Tony Dempsey, Deputy Mayor and Martin Howlin Captain of the Irish Mens Senior Team,. Picture: Patrick Browne The international week-long event will take place in Wexford starting on 12th November with over 250 competitors from 30 countries set to descend on Irish shores. Fáilte Ireland is supporting the championships through its Event Ireland team who work to bring international events to Ireland and are expecting a welcome boost not just for Wexford but for Ireland.

Master Angler Boat 2016

Congratulations to David McCormick winner of the IFSA Master Angler Boats Competition at Cork Harbour over the weekend of the 1st to 3rd of July.

The Master Angler Competition pits the winner of each clubs internal league against each other. The master angler winner will be the captain of the world team in the following year. The next 9 anglers, positioned 2nd to 10th qualify for the world team fish off. They join the other 20 anglers qualifying in a ‘Fish Off’ pool from the previous year.The fish off selects the 2nd to 5th members of the World team plus a substitute.

Results

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More images available in our gallery

 

To our Sponsors, Thank You!

The Seniors, Ladies, Juniors and Youths Irish Federation of Sea Anglers teams, need all the help they can get with travel, accommodation, gear etc. at the Home Nations championships in Norfolk, England. Huge thanks must go to our major sponsors.

Kitty O’Sé’s Bar and Restaurant in Kinsale

Inland Fisheries Ireland and the National Strategy for Angling Development (NSAD)

Martin Howlin at Nationwide Baits

All help much appreciated, every euro counts, you can still help out – please donate to our fund it campaign…..https://www.gofundme.com/225hcy3q

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Irish Federation of Sea Anglers's photo.
Irish Federation of Sea Anglers's photo.

Jimmy Smith and Maurice Dalton 2016

Connaught Council IFSA report on the results of the Jimmy Smith and Maurice Dalton competitions run by Mullaghmore SAC:

Winner of Jimmy Smith and IFSA Open

Gold Medal Shore Chris O’Sullivan 585 Points

Silver Medal and Winner Zone B Ruary Coleman 541 Points

Bronze Medal and Winner Zone C Aiden O’Halloran 518 Points

 Congratulations Chris O'Sullivan, Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club, winner of the All Ireland Open

Congratulations Chris O’Sullivan, Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club, winner of the All Ireland Open

Winner Zone A Fiachra McKenna 383 Points

Runner Up Zone A Darren Ryan 379 Points

Runner Up Zone B Gordon Hardiman 504 Points

Runner Up Zone C Derek Kenrick 421 Points

Ken Forsythe, Ballybrack SAC, with a fine flounder (36cm)

Ken Forsythe, Ballybrack SAC, with a fine flounder (36cm)

Longest Fish Pool Jack Keegan Flounder 43cm

Jimmy Smith 2016 Zone A

Brian Reidy, Galway Bay Sea Angling Club, with a decent flounder (38cm).

Brian Reidy, Galway Bay Sea Angling Club, with a decent flounder (38cm).

Name Peg Fish cm fish US Fishpoints Total

1 Fiachra McKenna 14 258 25 100 383
2 Darren Ryan 2 259 25 95 379
3 Kevin Barber 5 161 50 95 306
4 Sean Murray 7 178 30 75 283
5 Paul Coady 8 157 30 70 257
6 Kevin Daly 3 185 5 55 245
7 Joe Carley 13 137 30 55 222
8 Brendan Wall 9 77 20 40 137
9 Shane Rochford 4 60 30 45 135
10 Pauric McKenna 10 70 10 30 110
11 Ian Night 6 0
12 Paul Scanlon 11 0
13 DNF 1
14 DNF 12

Luke Melly with a flounder

Luke Melly with a flounder

Jimmy Smith 2016 Zone B

Name Peg Fish cm fish US Fishpoints Total
1 Ruary Coleman 24 421 15 105 541
2 Gordon Herdam 25 429 0 75 504
3 Cian Egan 28 385 5 95 485
4 Jack Keagan 27 385 10 85 480
5 Brian Reidy 17 299 30 100 429
6 Paul Whealan 21 315 15 80 420
7 Mick Mullane 23 254 40 95 389
8 Ken Forsythe 18 310 5 70 385
9 Paul Tyndell 19 203 10 55 268
10 Ian Daly 16 249 30 80 259
11 Eugene Andrews 20 120 10 35 165
12 Brian Bergin 22 33 5 15 53
13 DNF 15 0
14 DNF 26 0

Jimmy Smith winner, Chris O'Sullivan, Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club with Boris Siegel, Mullaghmore Sac and Connaught Council IFSA

Jimmy Smith winner, Chris O’Sullivan, Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club with Boris Siegel, Mullaghmore Sac and Connaught Council IFSA

Jimmy Smith 2016 Zone C

Name Peg Fish cm fish US Fishpoints Total
1 Chris O’Sullivan 33 430 30 125 585
2 Aiden o’Halloran 40 403 15 100 518
3 Derek Kenrik 30 271 45 115 421
4 Stephen o’Donovan 34 263 30 90 383
5 Sean Ivory 42 291 0 70 361
6 Jonny Snoddy 32 189 45 95 329
7 Raymond McCann 35 232 10 60 302
8 Sam Sterling 31 222 5 60 287
9 Mary Hyland 29 193 10 60 263
10 Stephen Glynn 39 153 10 45 208
11 John Shiells 41 60 15 30 105
12 Ed Kilroy 36 44 10 20 74
13 John Marshall 37 0
14 Joe Byrne 38 0

Evan Ryan, longest fish junior, sponsored by Sean Carty

Evan Ryan, longest fish junior, sponsored by Sean Carty

Maurice Dalton competition 2016

Name Peg Fish cm fish US Fishpoints Total
Luke Melly M1 139 40 80 259
DNF M2
Evan Ryan M3 126 25 55 206
Seán Cushen M4 146 40 80 266

 Jack Melly, Courtown SAC, winner of Maurice Dalton

Seán Cushen, Courtown SAC, winner of Maurice Dalton

Go Fishing…

Connaught Council IFSA

Web: www.ifsa.ie/Connaught-council/

Phone: 098-45723    Mobile: 087-6338221  Email: connpc@eircom.net

Connaught Council of the Federation caters for boat & shore fishing within the province for all age groups & abilities .

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Findlater, Interprovincials, HN boat 2017

Congratulations to Paddy Swan on winning the Findlater (All Ireland Open boat) on 14th of May. Also congratulations to Pat Shortt on winning the Shalimar trophy for Lady anglers. Leinster won the interprovincials on home ground in Wexford.

Congratulations to Pat Swan, Liam Ocallaghan, John Dennehy, Brian Whelan, Graham Garvey and Dan Lynch on making the Home Nations Boat team (for 2017) on the 15th of May in Wexford.

Well done all. Result sheets attached below

Provincial Teams final

results Kilmore 1 sunday

results Kilmore 1