Lure Team Ireland going for Gold!

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland are pleased to announce the team to represent Ireland at the 9th World Championships Predator Boat Angling with Lures this October to take place at home on the mighty Lough Ree in and around Lanesborough/Ballyleague in the heart of Ireland’s Lakelands region.

The team chosen through a process of qualifiers over three separate weekends on the competition venue includes the angling duo of Tomek Kurman and Jacek Gorney of Co. Galway who are holders of the Bronze medal at the championships in Enniskillen in 2013.  They are supported by local angling hub members Joe McDermott and Mick Dalton, skilled lure anglers who bring with them a wealth of local knowledge of the Lough to compliment this strong team who are aiming for Gold.

Former team members and brothers Stephen and Andrew Powell from Portadown, Northern Ireland are the reserve pair providing support to the team throughout the event.

Tomasz Kurman (Co. Galway)- Captain

Jacek Gorny (Co. Galway)

Joe McDermott (Co. Longford)

Mick Dalton  (Co. Westmeath)

Andrew Powell (Co. Armagh) – Reserve

Steven Powell –(Co. Armagh) – Reserve


International Team Manager Tomek Kurman says:- “I would like to thank all those who part in the qualification process which saw a high calibre of anglers take to Lough Ree.  The standard of the fishing in the Lanesborough/Ballyleague areas continues to impress and I look forward to the team representing Ireland this October.”

The team are sponsored by the NCFFI and tackle sponsor Duo Hook of Drogheda & Dublin who will provide all the tackle & equipment required for the championships along with the team jerseys.  Additional sponsors include Costa Del Mar, Baltic Sweden and Vass Waders & Rain Wear for the all essential equipment required on the water.

You can follow the teams progress at