Major Sponsorship Deal for Team Ireland Predator

We are delighted to announce major sponsorship for the members of the NCFFI Predator Team, yet to be selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 World Championships in Craigavon, Co. Armagh.

Funding and equipment will be made available to the qualifying team through joint sponsorship from Pontoon 21 and Duo Hook.

Pontoon 21, a large recognisable brand and manufacturers of custom rods and lures also sponsor a number of national teams worldwide. Duo Hook have two tackle shops in Dublin and Drogheda.

This major deal compliments other sponsorship already in place.

A two day qualifier to select the 2015 team will take place on the Railway Bank of the North Lake one of the two championship venues on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd of May. The event which will be stewarded by NCFFI committee members with support from several clubs is open to all lure anglers from any affiliation or community. You are required to have been living in Ireland for a minimum of 5 years and if not already affiliated to the NCFFI can join the Predator Club for £20/€25 a year and benefit from of many sponsored items. More information here

If you would like to be part of the team and represent Ireland on the world stage book in now!

Angling Council Awards

International Team members and coaches from the angling community of Ireland came together on Saturday 28th March at the Westmanstown Centre in Dublin. Game, sea and coarse including predator anglers who represented Ireland overseas in the last two years were awarded with certificates to commend their achievements and their role in the promotion of angling in Ireland whilst representing us on the world stage.

Angling coaches were awarded their coaching certificates as well to include awards for river rescue and water safety and first aid. A special feature of the ACI coaching programme is the award of certificates for training in coaching persons with disabilities. This training is certified by Coaching Ireland

The ACI executive commended the international anglers for their role as angling ambassadors for Ireland and the coaches for their volunteering spirit and continuous support for the development of our sport.

Kieran Murphy, Inland Fisheries Ireland IFI remarked on the number of youths receiving awards and reminded them of their importance to our angling future. He also commended the ACI for its proactive role in bringing a much needed economic boost to rural Ireland through the hosting of international championships.