Belfast Telegraph

Peace Cup battle is all set to be thriller

By Vic Thomas

The 2016 Cross Border Peace Cup match will have a fantastic entry of 16 teams from eight clubs and three countries.

The event, organised by Northern Ireland Cross Community Angling, takes place at Beechhill Fishery, Newtownards, on August 27 and 28.

Each team will field four anglers with at least one person under 18 per team, all hoping to win the Cross Border Peace Cup which is now in its fifth year.

This international event is open to constituted clubs who primarily fish for fun with a cross-community and youth development ethos.

Sponsors and support partners are still required for this event. If interested, contact

The Ulster Fly Fishing Competition will be hosted on Lough Sheelin on Saturday, April 16.

To enter anglers must be a member of the Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association or be affiliated to a Northern Ireland trout angling club. The winner of this competition will officially be the best fly angler in Ulster and will be awarded the Ulster cup. For further information contact Thomas Lynch on 087 9132033.

Meanwhile, Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed a new platform designed to accommodate disabled anglers at Copeland Reservoir, Carrickfergus.

The Minister said: "Angling is an integral part of our leisure offering and I am committed to ensuring that wheelchair users have equal access."

The new platform at Copeland is designed so wheelchair anglers can get as close as possible to the water's edge safely.

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