The NCFFI invites young anglers from novices to the competent to join a series of sessions covering a range of float fishing techniques.

What’s more, those aspiring to compete on the world stage will get to fish alongside those already on the international scene as we look to form a pool of anglers to progress to championship level.

So, if you want to learn new skills or join the Team Ireland Pathway come and take part!

The programme starts with a weekend on Oaklands Lake and Ballyshunnock on 13th & 14th April where pole techniques will be covered. Further on the sessions will move around the island and available at,

  • Gaulmoylestown Lake, 11th May
  • Ballyshunnock Reservoir, 8th June
  • Lough Scur Co. Leitrim, 20th July
  • Northern Ireland (Venue TBA) 10th August

Advance Registration only at

Whilst Team Ireland will not field a team at the World Championships in Serbia this year, Youth Team Manager Adrian Brown invites you to express your interest for the chance of a place on the 2025 squad. We aim to present U15, U20 and U25 teams to the championships in Spain.

In addition you can put your name forward for a place on Team Ireland for the Celtic Cup. This competition designed to introduce new talent to international fishing takes place in Scotland this October.

Express your interest here
See you at the sessions!

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