Irish Angling Development Alliance Annual Report for 2013

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report for 2013 is now available to view online. We published and released this report at our AGM held in Mullingar on the 18th of January.

This Annual Report is quite special as it has alot of new projects that the Irish Angling Development Alliance has been working hard on over the previous 12 months and on new exciting projects we have embarked on to improve Irish Angling.

Included are details of our new Coach Education Center which will transform angling coach development in Irish Angling, this is a first for Ireland and more details can be had from our Secretary at

The Annual Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link

Annual Report 2013


IADA Membership Application form 2014

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the IADA Membership Application form for 2014, for further details please contact our Membership Officer at

For example Clubs with up to 50 members can join for €150, this includes full membership and coverage from a comphrensive insurance policy. Clubs with up to 100 members can join and be covered by insurance for €200 and cluns with over 100 plus members can join and be covered for €225.

Full details of this insurance policy are also available through our Membership Officer.

Iada application form 2014

Cloud Hangs over World Feeder Championships

Rumours surrounding Irelands hosting of the 2014 World Feeder championships currently in circulation are of great concern to all Anglers.

We in the IADA are deeply disappointed that the ambitious development envisaged for Inniscarra Co. Cork will apparently not go ahead now in time for this event, which was originally scheduled for Lough Muckno, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan in 2014.

Prior to the completion of the large scale Lough Muckno project with the advice from CIPS technical member Eric Humphreys, Inniscarra had to be examined as a likely back up venue should the venue in Co. Monaghan not be completed in time.

This venue at Lough Muckno is now fully operational to CIPS standards and hosted in spectacular fashion the European Police event in Oct 2012 to universal praise from authorities like Jan Van Schendel and many others.

The expected transfer of this International event to Muckno will be welcomed by most anglers and statutory bodies representing Angling and Angling Tourism and the organising committee of the NCFFI will have the wholehearted support of the entire membership of the IADA.

Chairman Richard Caplice states: “It is a great pity for Inniscarra that issues have caused the development there to stall but thankfully the event will still be hosted on home ground where an Irish team has a better than even chance of winning, knowing as we all do this magnificent feeder water at Lough Muckno.”

“I along with all of my IADA colleagues and membership will assist the NCFFI in every way possible to make this event better than anything seen so far in the World of Feeder angling, only three years in existence. This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to get together and present an event to be proud of while benefiting the National and Regional economy once more.”

“The top class Lough Muckno development was created with this and other such events and Festivals in mind and the advice of CIPS was sought and applied during its development. It is particularly gratifying now that the event need not be handed back to some other country for lack of proper facilities that we can justly be proud of in Ireland.”

“I as Chairman look forward to working with the NCFFI to host a great event with a great Irish result and some substantial economic benefit to Ireland in terms of showcasing our first rate resource.”

Newry Canal Public Realm Scheme

On Tuesday last 08.01.2013 in Newry city, members of the IADA National Executive  met with Newry and Mourne District Council to discuss issues surrounding the elaborate and extensive development proposed for the Canal banks along the town stretches.

IADA had been invited to meet with Council officials as a result of the submission they made to the Public Consultation process earlier in December 2012.

IADA were one of only two bodies to make such lengthy submissions, the other being IWAI.

While not opposed to and indeed supporting the overall scheme, IADA had concerns surrounding the impact it was likely have on Angler access and angling in the centre of the city generally.

Present at the meeting were representatives from Loughs Agency and the Consultants charged with delivering the scheme. The six man gathering walked the length of the town sections of the Canal and highlighted areas of potential difficulty should the proposal be implemented as planned.

The meeting lasted for over an hour and during that time all underlying problems were resolved to the satisfaction of all those present.

This now means that a development that would have potentially seen an end to angling in the city centre, will instead improve and augment the facilities for anglers and all other Canal users.

The  IADA would like to thank Newry and Mourne District Council for affording us the opportunity to have an input into the scheme and for dealing so sympathetically with our concerns.

The Loughs Agency presence with constructive answers and resolutions to some potential difficulties encountered, made this meeting incredibly worthwhile and valuable.

This is a perfect example of how, with positive interaction, latent problems can be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, leading in this case to better amenities for anglers and other water users alike.