The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from anglers interested in fishing the feeder at international level. The growing popularity of this discipline is reflected in the introduction of additional championships from FIPSed to include the Masters (2nd edition 2023) and at Under 25’s, which is a new addition for 2024!

Team Ireland Feeder have had much success on the world stage. In 2014, the team celebrated a historic silver medal win for Team Ireland on Inniscarra Lake, with Michael Buchwalder awarded the silver medal for his individual performance in Belgium 2022. But it’s the team medal overseas that Manager Brenton Sweeney yearns for as he returns to the role of International Feeder Manager after a short break.

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Ireland Feeder Fishing Team who took an historic 2nd place in the World Feeder Fishing Championships in Coachford at the weekend

2023 saw magnificent results at club level as Lurgan Coarse Angling Club won Gold at Lough Muckno to become the current World Club Feeder Champions with CM Lakelands winning Bronze.

With the high level of feeder angling we have on the island, the NCFFI invites you to join our healthy list of those applied to fish on the world stage. Register your interest here https://bit.ly/48lgbzi

FIPSed World Championship Events

  • Feeder Nations – Spain, second week of July
  • Feeder Masters – 2023 Italy, 2/3 December
  • 2024 Hungary September/October
  • Feeder Under 25’s – 2024 held at the same time as the Masters in Hungary

Consideration for attendance at non-FIPSed events will be dealt with separately.

The late notice decision to move the Masters (Over 55’s) from South Africa to Italy has opened the opportunity to attend this year. The event will take place on the navigable channel of Migliarino in Fiscaglia, Ferrara, where the prevalent fish species are Bream ranging from 50g to 1kg, American Catfish, Carp (including Mirror Carp of considerable size and, Grass Carp and Crucian Carp), Wels Catfish and Perch.

The closing date for applications is 1st of November. It is anticipated that venues and exact dates will be announced by FIPSed shortly giving time for the Managers to decide on the championships to attend based on the interest received, and to implement the selection process. For further information on selection and eligibility please visit www.ncffi.ie/teamireland