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The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) is a body representing pike anglers in Ireland, North and South.

The IFPAC was founded on 17th January 1988 at a meeting held at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. The membership for that year stood at fifteen clubs representing six hundred anglers, today membership of IFPAC is approaching 100 affiliated clubs representing in excess of seven thousand anglers from all walks of life


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The aim of this site is to provide our members and any interested party with current information on Irish pike angling issues and the activities of the Federation. Most of the links to the left are active. A message board is also included for your use and we welcome your input to this facility. Contact the Webmaster

Multilingual conservation signs available. Click on the photo for larger picture and details.

Dead Bream, Pike and Roach caught in a net in an Irish lough. What can you do?

Irish Pike and Coarse Fishing Bye-Laws




Illegal plundering of lakes threatens the future of pike
Click here to read this article from the Longford Leader


The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs

is pleased to announce that our new policy for boat competitions has finally been drafted. It is in fact our first official policy on the subject.

Read our notice to clubs

Read our Boat Competition policy

View or download the Boating Safety poster

View or download the Holding Tank diagram


"Put Them Back Alive"
Excerise proper angling techniques, careful handling and 'catch and release'. Ensure that we pass on a quality angling resource to the next generation.

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A form of Fishery Management???

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"My finest hour". Eric Edwards during his first trip to Ireland in February '96, with his Lough Mask beauty of 38lb 12oz.



















































The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs wishes to announce the publication of an educational 'pike angling conservation leaflet'. It is our hope that information contained within the leaflet, will provide experienced and inexperienced anglers with a clear understanding of issues surrounding the welfare of pike. Information on unhooking and handling, appropriate tackle, the Regional Fisheries Boards and the current pike angling legislation are included.

30,000 leaflets will receive wide distribution to anglers through numerous avenues such as angling magazines, tourist accommodation providers, tackle shops and the 'Angling Ireland' angling show in Swords on the 17th/18th of February.

The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs clearly recognise that education is a responsibility that we all share and as such we take our role seriously in an Ireland that sees increasing pressure on our angling resource. Please feel free to print off the attached leaflet.

33lb 2oz pike caught at local competition in Dec 07, this fish has more than doubled my previous personal best and gave a great account of itself being caught from the bank on a spinner bait using light tackle. This fish was the biggest of a number of good fish caught on the day, including a number of twentys.

Brendan McCabe
Co. Down


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