Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation

The Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation, UCFF is the Ulster Provincial Council of the NCFFI and the National Governing Body for Angling as recognised by Sport Northern Ireland.

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland represents coarse anglers whether as a member club or individual angler and is responsible for a wide range of angling matters relating to coarse fishing in Ireland with particular focus on introducing the young and old alike to coarse angling, improving coarse angling facilities, coaching & development, protecting our fish stocks and management of international and European teams representing Ireland overseas; we involve everyone regardless of background, gender, religion, age or angling ability.

Who we are

Jack Tisdall


Robert Buick

Vice Chairman

John Taggart

NCFFI Delegate

John Taggart



Geoffrey McKinley


Victor Reffause

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

Role of the Provincial Councils

The Provincial Councils serve to support the NCFFI by ensuring fair representation across the island of Ireland.  Member clubs affiliate to their respective council.

  • The Provincial Council will coordinate all matches and events in their province in an attempt to ensure they do not clash allowing members to fish all events.
  • The Provincial Council delegate will share events with the NCFFI committee and ensure there are no clashes with National and International matches.
  • Every four years the Province will host the Inter Provincial Championships and the Confined Matches at both junior and senior level.
  • The Provincial Council comes into it’s own when there are issues to be resolved; in obtaining a consensus they can have one voice on policy.