In support of recent developments for improved access to anglers carried out by Newry and Mourne District Council the NCFFI will are hosting two new events on the venue in 2015.

The NCFFI Junior Club Championships, Saturday 27th June. Clubs are invited to submit teams of 4 consisting of 1x Under 23 angler and 3 x Under 18 anglers. Tackle prizes and medals will be awarded to the top three teams and top three individuals.

An ideal opportunity for talent spotting and development the event will also serve as one of the qualifiers to select individuals for the World Championships Junior teams (U18 & U23) in Portugal 2016 and will therefore be fished according to FIPS rules.

Open to NCFFI affiliated clubs only. To register a team or for more information contact Jack on 00 44 (0) 2866 347692/00 44 (0) 7813 333694 or mail [email protected]. Entry €20 per team. An annual junior license can be purchased from the Loughs Agency for just €3/£2. Licences will be available to purchase on the day if notified in advance

NCFFI - Junior Championship Newry2015

Home Internationals

This October will see the re-instated Coarse Angling Home International played out in Northern Ireland. It is some years since this competition of the four home nations has taken place and the managers have chosen the Newry Canal as the venue for the top competing teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

A new format will be introduced giving the less experienced angler the opportunity to compete alongside World & European Champions.  Under new rules the teams of seven will consist of 2 x current internationals, 2 x new anglers or U25’s and 3 x others. The competitors will arrive on 21st October for practice ahead of the two day competition taking place on the 23rd & 24th.  With top internationals such as Will Raison and Alan Scotthorne on Team England this event is sure to provide spectator value to the area.

The NCFFI continue to work with the council to further enhance the newly opened O’Rourkes Coalyard section of the canal to support the event leading the organisation along with the Newry Coarse Fishing Club, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and the Loughs Agency.

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