Cahir's Paddy McCarthy has qualified to represent Ireland in this year's European Fly Fishing Championships. The Championships will take place in Czech Republic from 29th till 12th June 2018.Paddy is a member of Cahir & District Anglers Association and past Secretary of the club. In 2016 he qualified from the Munster River section and went on to the Interprovincial championships in Co. Wicklow. To secure his place on the Irish team, Paddy made the top 5 in Ireland.*** While we photographed Paddy for this piece he cough a beautiful brown trout of an estimated 3 and a half to four pound weight. We would also like to point out that the trout was safely returned to the river after a very quick photo.