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Delight as Commonwealth fly fishing championship on way


Ireland's Andrew Duncan

Ireland's Andrew Duncan

Ireland's Andrew Duncan

Northern Ireland will host the 2018 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships at a venue yet to be decided.

The event will see teams fly in from England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malta.

Jill Maderno, Chair of the Commonwealth Fly-fishing Association, said: "I am delighted that Northern Ireland will host our next Championships in September 2018 and we look forward to enjoying the great hospitality for which Northern Ireland is renowned the world over".

NI's 2016 team captain, Alan McDade, added: "This is fantastic news for Northern Ireland and we are delighted that the Commonwealth Fly-fishing Association has faith in us to deliver a first class event".

The Four Nations International, fished on Llandegfedd Reservoir, Wales, saw Ireland put in an exceptional performance. Scotland landed the team prize with Ireland taking silver while the individual trophy, the Brown Bowl, was banked by Ireland's Andrew Duncan, who caught seven trout for 12lb 9.5ozs.

Belfast Telegraph