Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association
Protecting wild trout - Protecting and developing our local angling heritage



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The Ulster Lake Championship
Fishing from 11am to 6pm, This competition is being fished as a catch and releaseSaturday April 26th
Youth Day
The LSTPA in conjunction with Recreational Angling Ireland hold their annual youth angling day at Lough Sheelin. This very successful and popular event involves teaching the 5 to 16 year old enthusiastic participants how to tie flies, cast and then fish on the lake
We encourage all members to bring young people to the lake for this event it is generally regarded as a great day out, starting from 11am at the Fisheries offices in Kilnahard Saturday 12th July
Check out the youths page for this years results
The McDonald Cup
The McDonald Cup is fly fishing competition run by The Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association where ‘the cream of the crop’ in anglers take part.
Fishing is from 11am till 6pm from Kilnahard pier with entry fee of €20. This competition has been fished catch and release the last two years and was a very successful event. The committee have decided to again run this year’s comp as catch and release Sunday 10th August
Stream Rehabilitation Competition
The Stream Rehabilitation competition has been set for Saturday the 4th of October I’d like to take this opportunity to ask members to spread the word and keep it in mind, the best form of advertisement is by word of mouth. This competion has been a huge success over the last few years and I hope this year will be just as good. his is a fantastic event with 8500.00 Euros worth of prizes
On Saturday October 4th The Lough Sheelin Protection Association hosted their annual Lough Sheelin River Rehabilitation competition, this event attracted over three hundred anglers from all over Ireland including a smattering from England. Fishing conditions were difficult, with bright harsh sunshine and cold winds remaining throughout the day. All anglers saw plenty of fish but consistent to previous weeks fishing this lake, it was all very tough going. This angling club imposed a 16 “ limit on the day, which more than reflected the confidence these anglers have in the large fish that Sheelin has a reputation for. Lough Sheelin didn’t disappoint and despite everything, some very nice trout were brought in with Mullingar angler Ciaran Newman taking first prize with his fish of 4lbs 15.8ozs.