Join the NCFFI
Membership of the NCFFI is open to everyone! We offer full club membership, junior and individual associate membership offering insurance (including water keeper and personal accident), Garda vetting, nationally recognised coaching and the opportunity to represent Ireland at international events. NCFFI events are the only coarse angling events recognised by Sport Ireland one example of which is the Senior & Ladies “All Ireland” Championships which has been running over 50 years.
If you or your club would like to become a member of the NCFFI please review the membership benefits here and contact us if you would like more information via the link provided.
Not just an insurance policy! Our clubs and associate members all benefit and contribute to the following;
- Competitive and comprehensive insurance – Your affiliation includes insurance, a ‘no nonsense’ policy providing public liability cover of €6.5million to our members and clubs for their activities. Immediately your committee and club members are protected against any claim arising against them whilst out angling as a club, running an event, fishing another federation event or just out fishing. As a member of the Federation of Irish Sport we have a quality insurance product brokered by the FIS on behalf of 26 other sports bodies. Our policy therefore has the benefit of their recommendation after a professional assessment and is negotiated by a brokerage firm with a sterling international reputation, JLT who have sports clientele such as the Rugby World Cup, Football World Cup and The Olympics. Our broker and our underwriters IPB are registered in Dublin. This means our contract is enforceable in Irish courts. NCFFI is not expert in Insurance, that’s why we deal with professionals to guide us. Other groups without our national and international connections offer insurance from underwriters not registered in Ireland north or south and these groups act as brokers without training or registration. Please contact us for more details.
- The world stage – As an Individual or club member you are entitled to participate in trials for selection for our international teams, Feeder, Float & Predator at Senior and Junior level for which the NCFFI providing funding and sponsorship for selected events. This is available to all our members as the NCFFI affiliates with CIPS and FIPSed and is the only recognised coarse angling body in Ireland. No other group can represent Ireland at CIPs/FIPSed International Coarse and Predator Events.
- Coaching – An important factor in the future development of our sport. We are affiliated to the Angling Council of Ireland with whom we work closely to ensure all our members can progress on the coaching pathway and obtain certification. All members can apply for Garda vetting free of charge required for working with juniors and vulnerable people. Coaching courses are heavily subsidised, usually €20 and sometimes free of charge to our members.
- Events & Competitions – We manage national and international competitions across Ireland securing sponsorship for the events and providing our clubs with the opportunity to co-host events at national level and show case their waters. One example is the NCFFI ALL Ireland which has been running for over 50 years. As a member you have the option to be part of and assist with the running of NCFFI hosted World Championships in Ireland. See here for a list of NCFFI national events
- Promotion – Our social media platforms are gaining followers as a first stop for anglers looking to find a club, fishing venue or event, coaching and advice. We will provide free promotion of your club’s events, festivals and activities via this website and Facebook and Twitter as well as those of our partners.
- Governance – We work the with the Irish Sports Council to improve our governance structures on a continuing basis. There are many horror stories of long running disputes ending up in court in all sporting organisations which sap the energy, joy & enthusiasm from committee and members alike; the NCFFI grasped this nettle for it’s members and leads the way in developing fair and transparent structures to deal with problems as they arise. As an NCFFI member your club will benefit from support in dealing with complaints in a professional and fair way though our Complaints & Discipline Procedures. These procedures are based on systems stress tested in Irish courts, ensuring that you and your members can be confident in the outcomes. Guidance and support is available to members through our executive and with the ACI.
- Venue Development – Receive guidance, advice and support on venue development with the executive committee communicating with the relevant authorities on your behalf if required. Look at some examples here
- Members section – Have access to our members section of this website where you can download stationary such as letterhead, section sheets and view reports and newsletters. Details coming soon…..
- Angling as a Sport – We have been successful in achieving recognition of angling as a sport and affiliate with Sport Northern Ireland, the Irish Sports Council and the Federation of Irish Sport with whom we can work to help increase participation of our sport.
- Newsletter – Receive and contribute to a quarterly newsletter distributed to all club members.
- Sponsorship – The executive committee with provide advice and assistance can be provided for sponsorship funding applications.
- Meet us and associated bodies – Attend the yearly AGM and have the opportunity to be elected onto the executive committee. Opportunity to represent Ireland’s coarse anglers at meeting with bodies such as Inland Fisheries IFI
- Irish Specimen Fish Commitee – For the benefit of promotion of coarse fishing in Ireland we have a representative on the committee. The ISFC’s main aim is to verify and publicise the capture of specimen (i.e. trophy) fish caught on rod and line by anglers in Ireland, both in freshwater and at sea. The Committee also ratifies Irish record rod caught fish. For more details visit www.irish-trophy-fish.com
The NCFFI is an NGO, Non Government Observer and represents the best views of its member clubs at local and national government level.
Membership for Individuals
You don’t have to be a member of a club! We invite individuals to join and make a contribution to the sport of coarse and predator angling in Ireland.
For just €20 you will receive all the above benefits including personal accident insurance.
You will have access to subsidised coaching, all NCFFI events and competitions and can be considered for our international teams. Just mail us your details using the contact form below.
Applications and Renewals
If you want to join the NCFFI or renew your affiliation you can download the application form here. If you just want more information register your interest below and we will get back to you.
Download the NCFFI membership application form here.
Send it in by post or e-mail and we will be in touch.
Download the senior members list for completion here.
Send it in by post or scan and e-mail and we will be in touch.
Download the junior members list for completion here.
Send it in by post or scan and e-mail and we will be in touch.