The NCFFI Junior All Ireland Championships will take place on Saturday 30th August on Garadice Lake, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. The event will be co-hosted by the Lakelands Angling Club Ballinamore with the draw taking place at the First Leitrim Scouts Den on the Enniskillen Road by the Sports Complex and Playground at 10am.
Junior anglers from across the country will compete for the Junior and Senior Cups with tackle prizes sponsored by Trabucco & Tubertini presented to the top 3 in each category.
To help the juniors with their catch, Irish Bait & Tackle, the only producers of fresh bait in Ireland will supply each junior with a free pint of maggots and pint of castor. The Forge Tackle shop will be on hand at the draw to distribute the bait and you can purchase groundbait from them along with any last minute tackle items.
This event is open to anglers of all abilities from the ages 7 to 18. Assistance for novices will be provided by NCFFI coaches with Coaching Ireland certification and garda vetting meaning anyone can take part. The top three novices on the day will also receive a prize.
The winners will be announced at the presentation of prizes to take place at Smyths Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Ballinamore from 4.30pm where the juniors will receive a sausage & chip dinner.
Entry is just €10 each – all you need to do is come along to the Scout Den and register on Saturday 30th at 8.30am. Parental guidance is allowed for the novices.
This event is supported by the NCFFI Junior Development Fund. For more information please contact Lakelands Angling Club on 00 353 (0) 86 343 3178
Sunday the 31st August will also see the NCFFI Inter-Provincial Championships take place on Lough Garadice where teams from Connacht, Leinster and Ulster will compete for the Provincial Champions Title of 2014.
NCFFI Junior All Ireland