24th September 2019
The Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association (ITFFA) team have won their first Home Nations away match in 22 years. Ireland claimed victory in the recent Autumn International event held on Scotland’s beautiful Lake of Menteith, a natural fishery stocked with rainbow trout.
The 14-man team, captained by Martin McGorian and consisting of some of Ireland’s most capped Irish anglers and two previous gold medal winning captains, pipped Wales by 8lb (109 fish to 104) to secure top spot in the event. Fished in hot, flat-clam conditions, the fishing was extremely challenging and demanded a range of methods from fishing Di5 lines and boobies to floaters and dry flies.