Dublin Trout Anglers' Association

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Here you can find the latest information on events, news and competition results along with the latest and archived photos from our previous events and competitions.

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Diller makes Leinster team

Congratulations to Paul Delaney who qualified today in 12th position at the Leinster championship on lough lene with 5 fish. Very tough conditions well done Paul.
Paul now joins Eoin Dunne to fish the inter pros on Lough Mask in the Autumn

Almha Mc Donnell Qualifies for Irish Youth Team

Congratulations to our very own Almha McD who qualified for the ITFFA 2017 youths team, with 2 fish from the 1st leg in Sept 16 and 4 fish at the 2nd leg in Lough lene 22nd April 17. For the 2nd leg, Julie Gerry boated an all ladies boat where both Almha and Rebecca, her Dundalk partner for the day both qualified. It’s the first time ladies have qualified on the youths team. Thanks to Frank Dempsey former youth officer and Patrick Kelly the incoming ITFFA youths officer for all the organising.

Competition ReportFrom Frank Dempsey

We had a fantastic day today at the ITFFA Irish Youth Team qualifier on Lough Lene. A huge thanks to all the boatmen and women who generously gave up their day to boat the youths. We had a great turn out with 35 young anglers competing. Congratulations to overall winner and 2017 all Ireland champion Chris Fehilly who landed 14 fish today. Congratulations also to Jack maher who finished in 2nd place overall with 13 fish and to Robert Hackett who returned 12 fish today to finish in 3rd place. Well done also to Corey Ryan who had the longest fish at 60cm. Well done to paul Owens who emerged as top boatman on the day. Well done to all anglers who took part today and a special mention to the fourteen who have qualified for the Irish Youth team to compete in Wales next August. The team are as follows:
chris Fehilly, Jack Maher, Robert Hackett, Matthew Harley, John Farrington, Oisin Reilly, Stephen Coulter, Rory Govan, Conor Dunne, Rebecca McGinn, Almha McDonnell, Arran McCann, Ciaran Flaherty, and Marco Vimercati.
A special mention must go to Rebecca McGinn and Almha McDonnell who are the first girls to qualify for an Irish youth Team.
Thanks also, to Lough Lene Anglers for providing the venue and to the Lough Lene Inn for providing soup and sandwiches in the evening.
A very special thanks to Tiernan Brothers Foxford for sponsoring the prizes…….more photos to follow soon…

Willie’s Winning Ways


The Elvery Cup competition was held on 2nd July at Lough Lene.  The format of the competition was a heaviest fish competition.  22 anglers took part in the competition and returns were made by 13 anglers.

The competition was held on a day with very changeable weather conditions proving challenging for all anglers.  There were numerous rain squalls which passed over the lake for the first half of the competition accompanied by strong winds from the NW blowing straight down the lake.  However, by the evening, the conditions settled somewhat and we had moderate winds with no rain.  A number of anglers remarked on the few number of fish seen to be moving and the lack of fly life earlier during most of the competition.

The competition was won by Willie Scully with a cracking Rainbow of 4.41lb.  Following closely behind Willie in second place was Bobby Woods with fish of 4.31 lbs (only 1½oz. less than Willie’s fish).  Fran Nugent once again did well and was in 3rd place with a fish of 3.96lb.

The juvenile competition was won by Kieran Ramsay with his first Irish Brown trout of 1.915lbs who was partnered in a boat with Gerry Heaslip.  Kieran and his brother Sean from South Africa who are spending summer in Ireland with their uncle Justin Clarke are keen anglers joined the DTAA recently and were very pleased with their opportunity to fish in a DTAA competition.

Gary Coakley was the recipient of the lucky weight draw with a fish of 1.875lb.

A happy Willie Scully receives his first prize from Fran Nugent.

Fran Congratulates Bobby Woods on his second place.

Donal does the honours in presenting Fran with his third place prize.


Kieran Ramsay receives his voucher for his first place in the juvenile competition

Kieran and Gerry fishing the western shore for a ‘big one’