Angling Notes: Plenty of sunshine for Coiste Siamsa fly-fishing competition

It was more a day for the beach,” was a phrase overheard on more than one occasion at last Sunday’s Coiste Siamsa open fly fishing competition on Lough Sheelin. Yet 110 anglers converged on Kilnahard Pier, with virtually no wind and plenty of sunshine, determined to make the most of the end-of-season competition.


The only decent wave came with the constant movement of boats scampering in search of a whiff of wind with illusions appearing in the distance. Voices (and conversations) between anglers and big fish splashing nearby, no, perhaps 1,000 meters away, became the order of the day.

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