Celtic Cup

As the name suggests, the 3 Celtic nations of Scotland, Wales and Ireland make up the field for this annual International event. This is a serious but friendly match aimed at developing talent for future European and World Championship squads.  It is a teams of 4 event with each nation able to enter up to 3 teams.  Only one angler in each team can have represented their country at World or European level in the past 5 years.  The event provides a unique opportunity for emerging talent to experience fishing to international rules under the type of pressure than can only be replicated through international level competition.  The event consists of two days of practice with each nation practices as a squad helping to develop anglers new to this level, followed by two days of competition.

Each country hosts the event on a rotation basis, and this year sees Scotland host the event on the International Rowing course at Strathclyde Park Loch from 10th to 13th October.

I am delighted to announce that the following individuals have been selected to represent Scotland in this years event.  And even more delighted that we will have the opportunity to field our first ever Ladies Team in the event.  In Alphabetical order:

Men’s Squad:

Peter Dick

Scott Laird

Mark Lyons

Scott McGhee

Ewan Weed

Barry Young


Roz Cassidy

Heather Lauriston

Emily Mather

Molly Quinn

They will be joined by members of the Senior International squad:

David Corcoran

James Dornom

Colin Hart

David McAuley

Josh Trueman

James Woodrow

These senior Internationalists will assist me in coaching and mentoring the teams through the practice days, and then assist me with the running of the event. Two of them will also be selected to Captain the two men’s teams of 4.

I know you will join me in congratulating them all on their selection, and in wishing them individually and the teams every success.

At the moment I have only selected two men’s and one ladies team for the event.  Depending on how many teams Wales and Ireland are able to field, there may be the opportunity for us to field a third men’s team.  If you have an aspiration to fish for Scotland and would like to be considered for this additional team of 4, please email me at chairman@sfca.co.uk.  If you want to know more about eligibility criteria and what we are looking for in a potential Internationalist, you can find more information on the Squad Nominations page.

Full details of the event can be found at Celtic Cup 2024 – Strathclyde Country Park – 10th to 13th October 2024 – Event Instruction and Invitation

Tight Lines,

Gus Brindle

International Team Manager