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ENTER: 2024 Catch & Release Competition.

6th – 9th June 2024


A Fabulous Prize pot totalling €15,000.00

The competition is a Catch & Release event to successfully demonstrate competitive angling in harmony with responsible conservation.

This prestigious event showcases the grandest Catch & Release competition for Trout ever organized in Ireland, boasting an impressive Prize pot amounting to €15,000.00.

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

It is an individual event, run over three heat days, on Thursday 6th June, Friday 7th June, and Saturday 8th June, with the final on Sunday 9th June. Prize giving, draws and refreshments will all be provided at the “Competition Hub” in the Rossinver Community Centre.

The maximum number of competitors is 210. This will consist of three heats of 70 anglers, followed by a final of 70 anglers.
Approximately thirty three percent of anglers from each heat will qualify for the final. Each competitor may take part in ONE heat only.
The numbers in each heat may vary due to boat and angler availability. The Competition Committee will be responsible for heat allocations, endeavouring to allocate anglers to their requested heat days as much as possible. The Committee’s decisions are final.

Two anglers will fly fish from a boat, using traditional wet and dry fly methods. The draw for boat partners will be made by the organisers on the evening prior to the heats and the final and will be announced at 9am on the day.

The competition heats and the final will be held subject to suitable weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation, the committee will at their discretion, decide on an alternative date. If this is not possible, then a refund of the entry fee will be issued.

The committee has full authority regarding any cancellation of this event for whatever reason.


Enter competition (Section below)

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The competition is a Catch & Release event to successfully demonstrate competitive angling in harmony with responsible conservation. This is the largest Catch & Release competition (for Trout) ever held in Ireland, with a combined prize pot of approximately 15,000 Euros. It is an individual event, run over three heat days, on Thursday 6th June,…

ALL completed entries must be received and paid by 31st May 2024. No entries will be accepted after the closing date. Entries can be completed and paid for online on our Website: Champion of the Lough Cup, or paper entries posted to Bill McNeary at Dooard, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim F91 KP58.

No cash payments are accepted, and no entries accepted by telephone.

Places will be allocated on a “First come first served basis”, and will be restricted to a maximum of 35 boats per day.