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Ford welcomes Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships to South Antrim

April 30, 2018 3:15 PM

David Ford MLAAlliance South Antrim MLA David Ford has welcomed the announcement a local fishery will be one of the venues hosting the 18th Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.

Straid Fishery in Ballyclare will be one of the venues for the event in September.

"I would like to congratulate Ray McKeeman and his team at the Straid Fishery for securing the championships and bringing them to Northern Ireland for the first time," said Mr Ford.

"This event is going to bring people from across the Commonwealth to South Antrim and will be a boost to our local economy.

"It is a great sign Northern Ireland continues to play its part on the international stage and comes on top of the work already being done by the team at Straid in encouraging people to get outdoors and get active through angling.

"I want to wish them the best with their preparations in the months ahead."