LIT host first Lough Corrib fly fishing contest

THE first ever Lough Corrib World Varsities Trout Fly Fishing Competition will be hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology this August.
The contest is open to all third level institutes  and entries from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England as well as from the United States, France and Germany, have already been received.

Teams will be made up of two anglers and can comprise of members of staff at LIT,  current students or alumni.
Michael O’Keeffe and David Sutton of the Department of Applied Science at LIT are anticipating a successful event showcasing the unique fishery of Lough Corrib, County Mayo.
The competition itself will be ‘catch and release’ with points awarded for trout length. There will be a daily top angler and an overall top three teams award. 
Fly-fishing from a drifting boat is the angling method favoured on Lough Corrib and will be the method of choice for this competition. 
Places are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis.