The Angling Council of Ireland is the registered NGB with Sport Ireland and recognised as the umbrella body representing several different branches of angling in Ireland namely, Sea Angling, Coarse Angling, Predator (Pike) Angling, Salmon and Sea Trout Angling. These may be divided in to three general categories, Sea, Game and Coarse. They provide a platform for anglers to address and find resolutions to their issues and ensure the voice of angling is clearly heard. Together with Coaching Ireland and Sport Ireland they have developed a successful coaching programme providing over 300 of our members with certification. The ACI represents all disciplines in angling at national and international level and support junior development with the Angling for Youth Development #AFYDI programme.
Sport Ireland aims to plan, lead and co-ordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland. Our Vision is one where sport contributes to enhancing the quality of Irish life.
Coaching Ireland is the unit within the Irish Sports Council and has the lead role in the development of coaching in Ireland on an all island basis. The role includes highlighting the importance of quality coaching in developing our athletes and providing opportunities for participants.
The Federation of Irish Sport (the “Federation”) was established in 2002 by the National Governing Bodies of Sport (“NGBs”). The reasons behind the foundation of the Federation included the under representation of the sector given the significant number of Irish people involved with sport, the increased investment in Irish Sport, the new projects coming on stream at a very high rate, the need for advice and consultancy, the increased pressure on NGBs and the need for a “voice for Irish Sport.”
Sports Northern Ireland is the leading public body for the development of sport in Northern Ireland. The corporate vision is to promote “a culture of lifelong enjoyment and success in sport which contributes to a healthy, fair and prosperous society”.
Inland Fisheries Ireland is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of the inland fisheries resource across the country. Ireland has over 70,000 kilometres of rivers and streams and 144,000 hectares of lakes all of which fall under the jurisdiction of IFI. The agency is also responsible for sea angling in Ireland.
Waterways Ireland is the guardian of Ireland’s inland navigations. With a mission to provide a high quality recreational environment, on the waterways for the benefit of all.
DCAL Inland Fisheries are committed to developing the recreational potential of inland waterways through our Province-wide Water Recreation Programme.
Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics educational programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. It is based on 7 principles which encourage people to make better decisions when using the outdoors such as encouraging people to do things like picking up their litter, keeping their dog under control to preventing the creation of new trails.
The Loughs Agency is a cross-border body, exercising a statutory remit for conservation, protection and development across the Foyle and Carlingford catchments. Objectives for these river systems and sea areas include development of fisheries and aquaculture, conservation and protection of inland fisheries and sustainable development of marine tourism
The ESB’s fishery role is statutory, however its provision of amenities on the waters it operates is based on a sense of good citizenship. In places like Leixlip on the Liffey it provides still water canoeing facilities as well as picnic and recreational areas for the public. Other facilities have forest walks and certain reservoirs (like Blessington lakes, resting places for a migratory Greylag population) have designated sanctuary areas.
Tubertini UK is based near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and supplies the Tubertini brand to tackle shops and dealers all across the UK and Ireland. The Italian manufacturer is known for its high quality tackle used by many of Europe’s top competitive anglers. Tubertini are sponsors of the NCFFI International Float Teams.
Sensas Ireland support the NCFFI with the provision of tackle and ground bait for our national events.
The statutory, voluntary body and registered charity established to promote water safety in Ireland. Working to encourage the general public to take proper training ahead of their aquatic pursuits and change the skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to make our island a safe and enjoyable destination for all water-based activities.