Pike Angling Associations
There is one pike organisation in Ireland. The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs, (IFPAC) has a big network of pike clubs located at most the major pike angling centres. They run regular pike angling competitions at many venues nationwide. These are mainly shore competitions but some boat angling competitions on lakes and some of these are open competitions, which will welcome guests. Details on these competitions and other events and contacts within the federation can be made through their website at www.angling-in-ireland.com.
Coarse Angling Associations
National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI):
264 Castletown, Leixlip,
Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Tel: + 353 (0)1 6242968 or + 353 (0)87 2690886 or
Sea Angling Associations
Irish Federation of Sea Anglers,
c/o Angling Council of Ireland,
Sport HQ, 13 Joyce Way,
Park West, Dublin 12.
Tel. +353 1 6251100.
European Federation of Sea Anglers (Ireland),
c/o 98 Seacrest, Bray,
Tel. +353 1 2828769
Trout Angling Associations
There are two main representative bodies for trout anglers in Ireland. The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI) has a large network of clubs and individual anglers. It’s aim is to develop and preserve freshwater angling, angling tourism and angling for young people. TAFI can be contacted by writing to Simon O’Meara at 178 Kirwin Park, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, Ireland.
The National Anglers Representative Association (NARA) represents game anglers in dealings with local and National Government, State Agencies and Inland Fisheries Ireland on legislation, control and development of fisheries and access. NARA can be contacted through their website at www.nara.ie