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Newry Canal will next weekend host the National Course Fishing Federation of Ireland All Ireland Junior Club Championship with prizes and medals awarded to the top three teams and top three individuals.

The event takes place on Saturday June the 27th at the Albert Basin.

The Albert Basin hosts the NCFFI Junior Club Championships next weekend. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
The Albert Basin hosts the NCFFI Junior Club Championships next weekend. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

It’s a new event for junior anglers in Ireland. The NCFFI Junior Club Championships is open to teams of 4 (Male or Female) from its affiliated clubs. A club team comprises of 1 x Under 23 angler (Max) and 3 x Under 18 anglers. (Under the age, as at 31 Dec 2014).

The event will be Float Only with a Pole limit of 11.5m and fished to FIPS Float rules  

Fishing from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

The event  will also serve as one of the qualifiers to select individuals for the World Championships Junior teams (U18 & U23) in Portugal 2016 as well as the Celtic Cup Scotland trip in the same year and will therefore be fished according to FIPS rules.

Entry is €20 per team. An annual junior license can be purchased from Loughs Agency – Angling €3/£2. Licences will be available to purchase on the day if notified in advance

The day will conclude with a BBQ kindly sponsored by O’Doherty’s of Enniskillen.

see www.ncffi.ie for information on all course fishing events locally and nationally.

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