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



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Kilroy Cup: 19th of March
Fishing from 11am to 6pm an killnahard, entry fee is 20 euros and you fish with your own partner but if you are unable to provide a boat and engine please contact Thomas Lynch and we will do our best to try to squeeze you in with another  boating angler. Everybody is welcome and memberships will be available at the pier.

The Results
    Congratulations to Mr Stan McCart on winning the Kilroy cup today on lough Sheelin with a fish of 3.26lb.
Stan is being presented with the Kilroy cup by club chairman Kenneth OKeefe, also pictured is Eamonn Ross(left) and club sectary Thomas Lynch along with the new signs which we will be erecting around the lake.
On behalf of the committee I would like to thank everyone who turned out to support the competition and also for everyone who purchased a fleece.
Our fundraising is absolutely vital in trying to maintain Lough Sheelin as a premier trout fishery.
1) Stan McCart 3.26lb
2) Martain Connors 3.04lb
3) Eugene McCardle 3.02lb
4) William Craig 2.86lb
5) Paul Rush 2.84lb
6) Peadar Avinney
Ulster championships: 16th of April
Fishing from 11am -6pm, any club members wishing to fish the Ulster Championships please forward your name to Thomas Lynch, entry fee is boating 30 Euro and non boating 50 Euro. Anglers who qualify for the Ulster team then go on to fish the Interprovincials to possibly qualify for a place on the Irish International team. 

The club had a great showing with 7 club members qualifying to represent their province at the interprovincial on Lough Melvin in September. The following club members made the team Andries Ferreria, John mcgurl, Eamonn Ross, Martain McCoy, Dessie McEntee, Paul Lunney and Ned Clinton. Well done.
The Mc Donald Cup: 6th of August
The Mc Donald Cup will be fished on Saturday the 6th of August and as usual will be fished as a TOTAL catch and release competition. Fishing is from 11 am to 6 pm and is for club members only. New members are very welcome and can join on the day. All anglers must register before the start time. Entry fee is 20 euros and anglers can fish with their own partners. This is always a friendly competition so if you are lacking a boat or a partner please contact Thomas and we will try to get everyone paired up.

The LSTPA McDonald cup was a great success with 36 anglers taking part and some great bags of fish reported being caught, as usual this competition was run on a full catch and release basis and the final measurement came down to the wire with two anglers having the same measurement and a coin toss deciding the winner. Unfortunately Jack Eagan lost the toss and Oliver Mc Cormac was crowned Victor, both anglers measuring fish at 510 cm. Peadar mcavinny came a close third with a fish of 480 cm.
I.T.F.F.A youth international
We would like to wish Jack Eagan and rest of the boys and girls on the Irish International youth team the very best of luck on their up and coming international match in Lough Lein Killarney. Jack is the team captain this year and we know they will leave nothing behind them in going for gold.
Youth Day: 13th August 
The first L.S.T.P.A youth day and BBQ is on Saturday the 13th August at the fisheries offices Killnahard and already is shaping up to be the best yet. This has turned out to be a fantastic day for the club with an increase in new youths coming along with the familiar faces returning every year. If you know of any boy of girl who might enjoy seeing a bit of fishing please bring them along. Along with fly casting, fly tying, a bit of fishing and a boat ride in the bay the L.S.T.P.A is very pleased to announce that John Lovett from Bird Watching Ireland will be on hand to give the kids a talk on the birds in and around Lough Sheelin. John is an extremely popular published author and has detailed works on the local and visiting birds that use Lough Sheelin and he has very kindly agreed to help the kids recognise the kind of birds they may see when on the water.
The stream rehabilitation Competition: Sunday 2nd of October
This is the big one with over 10,000 euros in prizes, fishing is from 11am to 6pm and is the main fundraiser the L.S.T.P.A run to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the feeder streams and other works on the lake without this money we just could not keep up the works. First Prize is a 19ft sheelin Boat.

Please support our competitions as they are a big source of our fund raising, every competion is run as a friendly day on the water ans is a great chance to meet other anglers, so please come and get involved every body is welcome!! We will look forward to seeing you.