WELCOME TO THE ULSTER ANGLING FEDERATION
As an angler, you know that fishing is more than just a hobby, it's a way of life. And the Ulster Angling Federation is here to unite anglers from all walks of life, offering a platform where you can learn, connect, and thrive in your fishing endeavors. Together, let's celebrate the beauty of fishing in Ulster, while improving what we have as a resource, with united front lobbying of the current custodians.
About Us: Passionate Anglers
Welcome to the website of The Ulster Angling Federation. Our site is new and it will take a while for us to become fully set up so please revisit the site to see the additions in due course. We hope this will give you an indication of the work we are carrying out on behalf of anglers, and in the conservation and protection of our fisheries.
Originally the Federation were solely concerned with fishing, however in the past decade or so we have broadened our outlook to embrace the issues of nature conservation and habitat protection, along with other environmental groups.
The Ulster Angling Federation Team
Gary supports all angling clubs and their officers with advice, information, and guidance. He also help's to identify and deliver training and programmes to make their angling club even stronger to enable accessible and sustainable participation opportunities through their clubs. Gary enjoy sea, coarse and game fishing, and has represented Ireland on the ITFFA rivers team. Gary has worked with the Ulster Angling Federation, local clubs and River Trusts to improve angling and water quality
Mark is a keen angler across all species and haas fished since he was 6 years old. He is the Federation Lead Angling Coach and educator. As well as this he is the Secretary of Loughmacrory Anglers. Mark is wholly opposed to gold mining and any industry that puts our water quality in danger.
Jim Haughey is the Federation Treasurer and has been a Director since 1982. He served on the old Fisheries Conservancy Board for a number of years and also the DAERA Salmon and Inland Fisheries Advisory Forum and Loughs Agency Advisory Forum. He is a former Chairman of the Federation. He is Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NI) which he set up with Newell McCreight in the early 1990s, and was an integral part of the first salmon net buyout in Northern Ireland in 2001. He sees the maintenance of good habitat as one of the cornerstones of fisheries conservation.
Joe is a salmon fly angler at heart and also has a long career in IT Development working with well know brands such as Guideline and FishPal. Joe travels all over the UK, Ireland and Sweden in the pursuit of salmon. More recently he has taken a keen interest in boat fishing for pike and trout. Joe's role within the Federation is to push the development of the federation as well working with government bodies ensuring better processes and policies for all anglers.