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The 2023 World Cup Trout Fly Championship

From the 2nd to 6th August, Lough Mask, Co Mayo

2023 marks the 70th Anniversary of this great Fly Fishing Competition, which was first held in 1953. It is the biggest Fly Fishing Competition in Ireland and is open to fly fishing anglers of all genders, worldwide. It offers a unique opportunity for competing anglers to fish for wild brown trout on one of the greatest limestone lakes in Europe; Lough Mask

The 2022 World Cup Winner Seamus Clay, Kildare, with Competition Chairman Mattie Lally

For those anglers considering entering the World Cup Trout Fly Competition for the first time, the competition comprises 4 heat days and a finals day. Entrants choose one of the 4 heat days on their entry application form, and dependent on the catches from the 4 heat days, a number of qualifying anglers from each of the 4 heat days compete on the finals day

Details of the rules are available on the Rules page by clicking the button below

2023 Main Prizes
(provisional - details to follow)

1st Prize

World Silver Cup (Perpetual)

19' Lake Boat

15 HP Yamaha Engine

Sage Fly Rod

2nd Prize

Harnesse Cup

9.9 HP Yamaha Engine

Sage Fly Rod

Redington Fly Reel

3rd Prize

6 HP Yamaha Engine

Boat Seat

4th Prize

Sage Fly Rod & Reel

€150 Sponsors Voucher

Heaviest Fish

Luke Higgins Cup

€1000 Cash

Wrist Watch

Plus many more great prizes from 5th place and beyond

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