Angling: Fly-fishing fundraiser at Woodburn

Woodford Fishery at Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus is hosting a fly-fishing competition on Sunday, March 4 to raise funds for the Irish Ladies’ team that will travel to Scotland in June to take part in the International Ladies Fly-fishing championships.

The fundraising competition will take place from 10am to 3.30pm at Woodford Fishery and the draw for pegs will happen in the morning.

For more information or to book a place please contact Darren at the fishery on 028 9336 0225 or visit

Julie Gerry from Co Kildare, chairman of the Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association said: “We are extremely grateful to Darren and his team at Woodford Fishery for volunteering to host this fundraiser for us.

“It is a lovely fishery with the chance of great fish. I always look forward to visiting Woodford because there is always a warm welcome both from the regular anglers and from the pot of streaming hot soup that’s regularly on offer.”

The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association will be holding their first trial of the 2012 season on Lough Leane (Collinstown, Co Westmeath) on Sunday, March 18 in order to complete the selection for the 2012 team. Anyone interested should contact

For women who’d like to learn to fly-fish there will be several days throughout the year to introduce women to angling and social days for members and their friends. For more information on these events or to join the ILFA please visit

You must be over 18 to take part in ILFA events.