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EGM and AGM January 28, 2024
Our EGM and AGM will take place via Zoom (NOT a hybrid meeting as previously notified).  The EGM will commence at 1pm and be followed by the AGM ... [MORE]

AGM held December 04, 2022
Our Annual General Meeting was held on 4th December 2022 in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.  The meeting was held in a hybrid format and had a good tur... [MORE]

4th Trial Successfully completed on Holy Lake, Co Cavan. November 12, 2022
Our 4th trial of 2022 took place on Saturday 12th November 2022 on Holy Lake, Belturbet, Co Cavan.  Full details and results available here.... [MORE]

Vartry Ladies Flyfishing Open Day - CANCELLED November 06, 2022
Unfortunately, the Ladies Open Day organised by Vartry Angling Club for Sun 6th Nov 2022 has been CANCELLED due to flooding which has become a health ... [MORE]

3rd Trial Successfully Completed September 18, 2022
Our 3rd Trial date was successfully completed on Lough Sheelin on Sunday 18th September 2022.  14 anglers competed with 3 fish caught.  1s... [MORE]

Successful 2nd trial completed on Lough Corrib August 14, 2022
Our 2nd trial of 2022 has been completed.  Congratulations to our anglers who competed on what was a tough day, weatherwise - scorching sun is ... [MORE]

Change of start and end times for 2nd trial - Lough Corrib August 13, 2022
Due to the hot weather, the start time has been brought forward to 10:00am.  Anglers must register by 8:50am and be ready to leave the shore at... [MORE]

3rd Trial 2022 - Lough Sheelin, Finnea, Co Westmeath August 12, 2022
The 3rd trail for 2022 has been arranged for Lough Sheelin.  Details and entry form available here. ... [MORE]

Western Lakes Management Plan August 11, 2022
oughs Corrib, Mask, Carra, Conn, Cullin, Arrow and Sheelin are some of the best wild brown trout fisheries in Europe and are collectively known as t... [MORE]

HER Outdoor Week 8th-14th August 2022 July 29, 2022
Sport Ireland are promoting HER Outdoors Week, which will take place from 08th-14th August 2022. HER Outdoors week aims to celebrate and encour... [MORE]

2nd Trial 2022 - Lough Corrib - Sat 13th August 2022 July 26, 2022
We're not having a lot of luck in organising trials this year!  The 2nd trial was originally planned for Lough Lene on 7th May but had to be re... [MORE]

Dorrie's Fundraiser Competition - Saturday 23rd July 2022 April 19, 2022
ILFA member Dorrie Gibbons has organised a wetfly/dapping fundraiser competition in aid of Autism and Irish Guide Dogs for Saturday 23rd July 2022, ... [MORE]

2nd Trial - Lough Lene on 7th May 2022 - CANCELLED April 17, 2022
Unfortunately, the 2nd trail planned for Lough Lene, Co Westmeath on Saturday 7th May 2022 will not now take place, the 2nd trial will be held on Lo... [MORE]

Irish Spring Angling Fair - Sat 30th April / Sun 1st May 2022 April 16, 2022
This fair will take place in Ardaire Springs, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny.  Featuring exhibitor stands, demonstrations, fly tying and casting competi... [MORE]

International 2022 - Scotland April 10, 2022
The Ladies Fly Fishing International 2022 will take place on 26th May 2022 in Lake Menteith, Scotland.  Our team will travel to Scotland on 21s... [MORE]

Pilot Fly Fishing Training Programme - Now open for Applications April 07, 2022
The ILFA committee will host a Casting Course of 6 sessions x 2 hours over a period of weeks.  If interested please email irishladiesflyfishing... [MORE]

Northwest Angling Fair 2nd/3rd April 2022 April 02, 2022
North West Angling Fair will take place in Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane, Co Tyronne on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd April 2022 from 11:00am to 5:00pm,&nbs... [MORE]

FREE Casting Instruction at Northwest Fair April 02, 2022
APGAI qualified instructors Pauline McClenaghan and Ian Gamble have both kindly offered to hold casting clinics at the North West Angling Show ... [MORE]

Sponsorship for ILFA team uniform 2022 March 09, 2022
The ILFA committee have selected an excellent waterproof uniform for the Irish Ladies International Team travelling to Scotland 21st-26th May 2022.&... [MORE]

1st Trial date for 2022 set February 20, 2022
The date for the first trial of 2022 has been set - for Saturday 9th April 2022 on Lough Annagh, Co Cavan (Eircode H12 DX72) from 11:00am to 5:00pm.... [MORE]

Membership fees due for 2022 February 01, 2022
Membership fees of €45 per person are now due for 2022.  Payment can be made by Paypal or by bank transfer, details from our treasurer Ing... [MORE]

ILFA Committee 2022 Elected January 16, 2022
The Association AGM took place on 15.01.22 and the following committee was elected for 2022: Chair:  Louise Fitzgerald Secretary:  Maria... [MORE]

EGM and AGM on Sat 15th January 2022 January 15, 2022
The ILFA Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 15th January 2022 at 3pm via Zoom.  The meeting was preceeded by an EGM for voting on so... [MORE]

Novice Training Day on 7th Nov 2021 October 30, 2021
A training event for novices will take place at the Laois Angling Centre, Clonoghill, Coolrain, Co Laois on Sunday 7th November 2021, arrival at 9:3... [MORE]

Carrigavantry Social Day Outing on 18th Sept 2021 ***CANCELLED*** September 07, 2021
***   Due to circumstances beyond our control the Social Outing planned for Carrigavantry in Waterford on 18th September 2021 is CANCELLED... [MORE]

ILFA Outing on Lough Lene September 03, 2021
LOUGH LENE OUTING ON SAT 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021 A day of fishing for fun took place on Lough Lene, Collinstown, Co Westmeath on Sat 11th September 202... [MORE]

ILFA WhatsApp Group September 01, 2021
If you're a member of ILFA you can join our WhatsApp group for up-to-date information and chat from fellow members.  To join the group send an ... [MORE]

Discount for ILFA Members August 01, 2021
Rory's Fishing Tackle, 17a Temple Bar, Dublin 2 will give 10% discount to all members of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association.  Please... [MORE]

Report on Training Day 11th July 2021 July 12, 2021
ILFA held a Training Day in Laois Angling Centre on Sunday 11th July 2021 to help improve fishing and boating skills of our members.  10 member... [MORE]

Covid-19 Restrictions on Events 2021 July 03, 2021
The ILFA is not planning to organise any trials or major competitions this year in line with Covid Regulations.  We will take this opportunity ... [MORE]

ILFA Committee 2021 Elected June 20, 2021
The Association AGM took place on 20.06.2021 and the following committee was elected for 2021: Chair:  Edel Beresford Secretary:  Dr Pau... [MORE]

Ann Geary, RIP September 24, 2020
The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association are saddened to hear about the recent passing of their founder Ann Geary. It was 30 years ago this month ... [MORE]

Bonus Ball Mount Falcon Raffle September 02, 2020
The ILFA is raffling a superb prize. The winning number will be the bonus ball from the UK Lotto once all 59 tickets are paid for. This doesn't incl... [MORE]

lst Trial at Straid - cancelled due to Coronavirus threat March 21, 2020
In light of the continuing situation and uncertainty surrounding the Coronovirus, the Committee has regrettably decided to cancel the first trial at... [MORE]

Update re COVID 19 and ILFA events March 20, 2020
Due to the continuing situation with COVID 19, the Committee has decided there will be no trials until after May 2020 at the earliest. As you are al... [MORE]

Coronavirus March 08, 2020
The ILFA Committee would like to reassure all members that we are monitoring the situation and will be following any guidelines and advice issued fr... [MORE]

Galway Fly Fair - 9th and 10th of November November 09, 2019
Please call in and visit our stand at the Galway Fly Fair on 9th and 10th November at the Galway Bay Hotel - this is the best UK and Ireland event f... [MORE]

Scarva Game Fair May 2018 May 27, 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who visited our stand this weekend at Scarva Game Fair. Lovely to meet so many supportive visitors and anglers. And ... [MORE]

Lady Angler Of The Year April 07, 2018
Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Team awards Lady Angler of the year 2017 was a hard-fought season of trials which were held in the following venues Lough ... [MORE]

North West Angling Fair in Strabane April 07, 2018
What another great show for the . To all who came to the stand to support the Irish Ladies we thank you so very much. We really appreciate it. And ... [MORE]

2017 Ladies Fly Fishing Championships - Lough Melvin June 15, 2017
Irish Ladies team among the medals in Fly-Fishing International Championships The Ireland team and officials, pictured after the side retained t... [MORE]

3rd Trial - 12.6.16 = Carrigavantry, near Waterford June 12, 2016
Our 3rd trial was held on Sunday 12th June at Carrigavantry Reservoir, near Tramore, Co Waterford. This is a beautiful lake full of la... [MORE]

lst Trial of 2016 - Loughmacrory April 03, 2016
The first trial of 2016 will be held on Loughmacrory, Co Tyrone on Sunday 3rd April at ll am.  More details to follow shortly http://www.lough... [MORE]

And The Winner Is? November 08, 2015
The Winners of our Raffle drawn on 8th November were drawn at the Galway Fly Fair and are Lawrence Gibb, Boat  Pat O'Shaunessy, Golf Roger... [MORE]

Ladies win Gold on Caragh Lake June 13, 2013
The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association competed in the Ladies Fly fishing International against England, Scotland and Wales in Caragh Lough in Ker... [MORE]

Lough Corrib Trial - 18 May 2013 May 18, 2013
 Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association Second Trial on Lough Corrib. The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association (ILFA) had their second Trial of ... [MORE]

2013 Fundraiser on Caragh Lake March 31, 2013
We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported them on Sunday 31st March at Caragh Lake, Co Kerry and to Mike O'Shea for his invaluabl... [MORE]

2013 lst Trial on Caragh Lake, Co Kerry March 30, 2013
Eight women fished the lst trial of 2013 on Caragh Lake, near Glenbeigh, Co Kerry  on Saturday 30th March.  It was a cold bright Easter Sa... [MORE]

Straid Fishery - 4th Trial 2012 October 06, 2012
Ten women fished the 4th and final trial of the year at Straid Fishery, near Ballyclare, Co Antrim.  We had an excellent day out wit... [MORE]

Caragh Lake - 3rd Trial of 2012 September 01, 2012
 Our 3rd Trial was held on Caragh Lake on lst September – a beautiful venue in Co Kerry – full of wild brownies, seatrout an... [MORE]

3rd Trial on Lough Caragh, Co Kerry September 22, 2011
7 women enjoyed a lovely day's fishing on Lough Caragh - a beautiful wild brown trout and sea trout venue between Killorglin and Waterville in C... [MORE]

2nd Trial on Lake OFlynn, Co Roscommon July 16, 2011
7 women enjoyed a lovely day's fishing on Lake O'Flynn - some travelling long distances from Counties Cork, Antrim, Kildare and Clare.(Satnavs do have... [MORE]

Results of 2011 Ladies International May 26, 2011
  Many congratulations to England who won the recent International Match on Bewl Water in Kent on 26th May.   See link below f... [MORE]

lst 2011 Trial on Lough Lene, Co Westmeath April 30, 2011
    8 ladies enjoyed a great day out on Lough Lene, near Castlepollard in Co Westmeath on Saturday 30th April.  ... [MORE]

Outing/4th Trial on Eskragh Lough October 23, 2010
  The final trial of the year was held on Eskragh Lough in Co Tyrone on Saturday 23rd October.  The weather held fine (despite... [MORE]

Outing/3rd Trial on Eskragh Lough July 25, 2010
The third trial for the 2010 season was held on Eskragh Lough near Dungannon on Sunday 25th July 2010. With many of the women having over 1... [MORE]

Fundraising Raffle Results July 24, 2010
Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets at Swords Angling Show and other venues.  The raffle has now been drawn.  The winners ar... [MORE]

2010 International Competition in Wales June 18, 2010
The International match was held recently at Llandegfedd in Wales.   The fishing was hard and the weather hot and sunny with little win... [MORE]

Lough Owel Social Outing Saturday 29th May May 29, 2010
A social day out was held on 29th May on Lough Owel.   This was open to members, non members, their friends, husbands and partners. Many... [MORE]

Outing/2nd Trial on Lough Melvin April 17, 2010
  Women from all over Ireland made their way to Breffni Pier on the south western shore of Lough Melvin last Saturday 17th April.... [MORE]

Outing/lst Trial at Lough Lene April 01, 2010
8 ladies enjoyed a lovely day out on Lough Lene in Co Westmeath.  Very appropriately the most successful fly was a damsel!  Many thanks ... [MORE]

2009 Ladies International Competition January 12, 2010
IRISH LADIES β€œNET” GOLD   The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association recently hosted this years Ladies Home International F... [MORE]

News 2007 to 2008 January 10, 2010
19th December The membership sub remains at €45 and is now due. The team to represent Ireland in Wales 2010 is as follows Julie Gerry - Capta... [MORE]

News 2006 January 09, 2010
12th December 2006 Special mention for the "Womens Fly Fishing Gathering" at Pontoonbridge Hotel, Foxford Co Mayo; June 7th to the 10th 20... [MORE]

News 2005 January 08, 2010
15th December 2005 Happy Christmas and all the joy of the season to all our members and "Team 2006" please remmember to make contact with the Commit... [MORE]

News 2001 - 2004 January 07, 2010
The Angler of the year is Ann Kerrin (Fermanagh) and she has accepted Captaincy for 2005. Moira Cosgrove (Clare) is announced President of the Ladi... [MORE]