International Float Teams Secure Sponsorship

The NCFFI are delighted to announce continued sponsorship with Tubertini who have agreed a new three year deal as the official supplier for Ireland’s Senior and Youth International Float Teams. The Italian manufacturer with it’s UK Distributor based in Co. Fermanagh, is known for it’s high quality tackle used by many competitive anglers.

Glauco Tubertini said:- Tubertini S.P.A. are pleased to continue to support the NCFFI International Senior and Youth float teams at international level and wish them much success at this years’ World Championships.

Mark Theedom, Ireland’s International Float Team Manager said:- Our Teams enjoyed one of the best years ever in 2014 and we are particularly looking forward to the return of the Home Internationals to be staged on the Newry canal in October. We would like to thank Tubertini for their continued support of our International teams at home and away.

The World Championships team will represent Ireland at the FIPS-ed World Nations event in Slovenia in September and a month later the Home Internationals on the Newry Canal. The Juniors will head to Serbia in August to compete in the FIPS-ed World Youth Angling Championships.

To find out more about Team Ireland and how you could represent your country visit

Pictured (L-R) Glauco Tubertini and Mark Theedom, International Float Team Manager

NCFFI Predator Team Ireland 2015

The two day event to select a team to represent Ireland at the 13th FIPSed World Championships Bank Fishing with Lures took place at Carigavon City Lakes, Co. Armagh this weekend.

A fantastic 22 anglers turned out to fish the competition, double the number in previous years and testament to how popular this discipline is becoming. The Railway bank venue, stocked by DCAL Inland Fisheries prior to the event proved to be a fair venue but one that would reveal the skills required to compete in this championship event. Over the two days of the comptition run by NCFFI committee members almost 100 fish were caught.

Fished in 8 x 45 minute sessions the competitors were awarded points according to the number of fish caught with the top four qualifying for the team along with two reserves.

The NCFFI are delighted to be able to announce the NCFFI Predator Team Ireland Banks Team members for 2015 are;

Andrew Powell
Lindsay McFadden
Jacek Gorny
Arvydas Mencinskas
Chris Laverty – Reserve
Yuri Antoniuk – Reserve

Andrew, Lindsay and Jacek are former team members and qualify once again. Andrew in particular presented a superb performance the only competitor to catch in 6 of the 8 sessions. A very welcome addition is Arvydas from the Go & Cath Lithuanian Fishing Club and fellow member Yuri who takes one of the reserve positions. A very well done to local angler Chris Laverty who also makes a reserve.

Tomi Kurman has accepted the position of Team Captain and Colin Rutherford Team delegate to take the team forward in this years championships.

Predator Team Ireland is supported by a number of sponsors including Duo Hook/Pontoon 21 who kindly supported the event this weekend and presented the top four winners with tackle & accessories as prizes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the competitors from clubs across the country for taking part and supporting this popular lure angling discipline. It was also a pleasure to chat with Team Latvia who had flown over to watch the event and concluded it was one of the fairest venues they have seen for the championships.

Special thanks go to the Portadown Pike Anglers who stewarded the event and ABC Council for providing the safety boat and overnight security.

The championships take place over the weekend of the 23rd/24th of May for more details visit the dedicated website at