Search on for the catch of the day

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Anglers today cast their lines in great numbers and went in search of the catch of the day in one of the great fishing events of the year.

Antoni Buczek, a member of Lough Lein Anglers Association, gets set for the competition.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Lough Lein Anglers’ Association held its 34th annual charity open fly fishing competition – known locally as The Charity – in the shadow of Ross Castle and the conditions were near perfect for the occasion.

Returning after a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the event is part of a great local angling tradition and it had already generated a whopping €229,000 for deserving charities in Kerry and Cork.

This year’s deserving beneficiaries will be the Kerry Hospice Foundation and the Saoirse Foundation BUMBLEance – the children’s national ambulance service.

Spearheaded by club stalwart and angling enthusiast, Timo O’Sullivan, the main sponsor of the event is Lee Strand.

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