10 Aug 2022

Making his mark - Mark Devir creates a little piece of fishing history

Manorcunningham angler wins Irish Sea Fishing Masters in Crosshaven in County Cork

Making his mark - Donegal's Mark Devir creates a little piece of fishing history

Champion - Mark Devir from Manorcunningham

A little bit of fishing history was made at the weekend when Manorcunningham man Mark Devir won the Irish Sea Fishing Masters in Crosshaven in County Cork. 

The 34-year-old took on the top anglers from all over Ireland in the two day event.  And in winning the event, Devir’s victory was the first ever by a Donegal man in the competition. Devir will now captain a six-man team to represent Ireland at the World Championships Boat Angling, the 58th edition of which takes place in France next year.

Devir is a member of the Rathmullan-based Lough Swilly Sea Angling Club. Ireland’s other top anglers will now compete to make up the rest of the squad. The fish-offs will be held in November in Killybegs.

Devir now qualifies for the World Boat Championships next year in France and he will captain the six-man Irish team. 

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