Ireland’s coarse anglers have been competing at the highest international level of the sport of angling for years. In the last two years, Irish coarse anglers affiliated to the Angling Council of Ireland, including the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI) have taken part in a large number of prestigious international coarse angling events. These events have included the European Coarse Championships in Serbia, the World Coarse Championships in Poland, the World Feeder Championships in South Africa, the Celtic Cup in Wales, the World Youth Teams U14, U18 and U23 in France, Junior Celtic Cup in Wales, Junior World Championships U23 Holland, the European Championships in Belgium, World Championships in Croatia, Senior and Junior Celtic Cup in Scotland, the Fish-O-Mania International in England and the World Feeder Championships 2014 on home territory in Ireland.
On Saturday 28th March, at the Westmanstown Sports Centre in Dublin, angling’s national governing body, the Angling Council of Ireland (ACI) and affiliated federations including the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (NCFFI), presented awards to coarse anglers who had represented Ireland at international level during the last two years.
The awards were presented in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by each of the coarse anglers to Irish angling as an international competitor. Among the recipients were Ireland’s senior and junior coarse angling teams who have achieved great success on this tough international stage.