Trials 2023

The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association supports a team to take part in international competition.  Our International Team consists of 12 members and 2 reserves.  Two places are awarded to the top two rods from the current year to fish in next year's international, the remaining ten places and two reserve places are contested by a series of competitive trials, held each year to determine the Irish international team for the following year.  The full trail rules are detailed in our constitution, available here, the basic requirements being:

  • The angler must be female.
  • Must have been born in Ireland or a citizen thereof or have resided therein for at least three years
  • The minimum age for a team member shall be 18 by the first day of the month of the International
  • Must be a current paid-up member of the Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association
  • Must have entered and paid the entry fee to take part in the trial before the appropriate closing date

 During 2022 there were four trials and this determined the team for 2023, with the best three results to count for each angler.  Usually one trial will be held in each province during the year.

As no international took place in 2023 the team determined in 2022 will carry over and fish the next international, in 2024.  This means that while trials will take place in 2023 they will not determine the team for 2024.  The trials held in 2023 will determine the Lady Angler of the Year, and if substitutes are required for the 2024 team they can be filled from the results of the trials held in 2023.

 If you are an ILFA member results will be emailed to you by our ILFA Hon Secretary after each trial, or you can request a copy at [email protected].

 The first trial of 2023 took place on Sunday July 2023 on Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.  Full details and results are available here.

The second trial took place on Holy Lake on Sunday 10th September 2023, further details and results available here.

The third trial of 2023 will take place on Lough Rowan, Fenagh, Co Leitrim on Sunday 1st October 2023, further details and entry form available here.

A 4th and final trial will take place at a later date, further details available here.

Following the 4th trial the Lady Angler of the Year will be declared.  The current points position is available here