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Garda patrol on Lough Mask

Aidan Hodgins with John Burke
Aidan Hodgins with John Burke

Well done to Garda Aidan Hodgins of Loughrea on winning the World Cup fly fishing championships on Lough Mask on Monday August 4th.


Aidan had 4 fish weighing over 7lbs to take Top Rod.

Aidan was boated in the final by John Burke of Tourmakeady. Pictured is Aidan Hodgins with John Burke winning boatman, Kevin Egan Chairperson of the World Cup and Tom Staunton of R.S. Marine Power Sport Ltd, Lecanvey Westport Co. Mayo, one of the Main sponsors.

*Check out the offers for Yamaha and Suzuki boat engines on

R.S. Marine also do boats, bikes along with Outboards Motors. Give Tom a bell on 087-2563715.

*Dave Houghton tells us Lisanisk House is the latest accommodation added to Active Irish Angling’s programme. The house is located in Carrickmacross and there are half-a-dozen private swim anglers set aside for anglers staying at Lisanisk. 

It’s only 15 minutes to Lough Muckno. Check it out.