Trials 2024

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

Usually one trial will be held in each province during the year., with the best three results to count for each angler.

There were four trials held in 2022 and this determined the team for 2023.  However, as no international took place in 2023 the team determined in 2022 carried over and will fish the next international, in 2024.  This means that while trials took place in 2023 they did not determine the team for 2024.  The trials held in 2023 determined 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.

Our first trial of 2024 took place on 24th March 2024, and results are available here.