About ILFA



The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association was founded in 1990 by Anne Geary of Pontoon Bridge Hotel Foxford Co. Mayo. Anne took this brave step to support ladies who wished to fly fish and represent their country. 

Her daughter Mary Geary who captained the team for the first four years ably supported her in this. The aim of the Association is to encourage lady anglers to participate in fishing events, to join the various ladies clubs and in general promote ladies angling. 
The Association organise fishing and social events throughout the year all over the country.Each year the Association helps to fund a team to compete in the Ladies International, against teams from England, Scotland and Wales. A series of four trials are used to select the team to represent Ireland at the Ladies International Flyfishing Championship. 

 We also aim to hold a series of ‘open days’ for the complete beginner and ‘training days’ for those wishing to improve their skills. Contact us for further information.