IFPAC is committed to Pike Welfare, to ensure the pursuit of pike angling as a genuine sport for anglers of all ages and gender, and to enjoy the pursuit of a formidable and elusive fish.
By getting involved, we can aid you in creating a new club of any size and encourage all anglers to join their local pike club if there is one. If you need help in setting-up a new club, we can meet you to discuss any of your concerns or queries from beginning to end.
IFPAC holds its qualifiers on a monthly basis on the 1st Sunday of each month, except bank holiday weekends (in this case it is held on the 2nd Sunday).
The new competition season starts on the 1st Sunday in May of each year, for example, this year the first qualifier is Sunday 8th May and ends in April 2023.
Great-Britain vs Ireland:
We have been competing against Great-Britain on a yearly basis for the last three decades. This year, the event will be held in England. Note: there are suggestions afoot to involve other European Countries in the future.
This key event as been very popular for decades. Your club can enter as many teams as it likes to compete against other clubs for this yearly event for the trophy and medals. Last year, the Competition Officer introduced a novel approach to attract extra clubs whereby the top 5 bags would qualify for the final. This initiative will continue into the future.
Peace of mind for all your club members via our Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance.
All fishing venues are checked out by our Competion Officer prior to attending. And land owners are contacted out of courtesy.
Networking between members of other clubs is one of the best benefits of an organisation to grow its membership for all members to enhance their fishing skills and find new venues. It also gives an opportunity to make life-long friendships between like-minded anglers and camaraderie.
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Various levels of sponsorship available, e.g. competitions sponsor.
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The main income stream for IFPAC is monthly competitions. This income provides for our yearly final, and more importantly the yearly International competition between Ireland and Great-Britain, which incurs the costs of travelling to England. It is imperative that we seek donations, even from members, to maintain and increase our main income stream for future International Competitions.
In the past we always had a message board/forum for our members for debate and getting in touch with other members. Private messaging was also allowed as an additional offering for our members to avail of. As chairman, I have taken onboard the requests and complaints of our members, that they miss the message board/forum for up-to-date information from the committee, and all other information that pertains to fishing.
How do I join a club involved in the pursuit of pike?You can get in touch with any of the committee members in the contact section or join the forum and post your query there or send a message in our Facebook page.
How much is it to enter a qualifier?It is €25 including €5 pools for heaviest fish.
If I am not a member of a club can I still partake in a qualifier?Yes of course you can. You can join a club on the day for €10 which will cover you for the whole qualifier season, which runs from May of the present year to April of the following year. You can also join this special qualifier club online.
Can I bring my son or daughter to a qualifier or competition organised by IFPAC?All qualifiers are adult based, i.e. 18 years old or over. However, a number of clubs hold junior qualifiers for a Junior Final held annually. We can put you in touch with one of these clubs if you wish.
If I want to enter the 4-man team event held every November, how will I enter if I am not a member of a club?You do not have to be a member of any club to enter. You can arrive on the day and either use another club identity if the club allows, for example, call it Club B Team or whatever, or there is always a club missing a team member that you can fill in for the absence.
If I become a sponsor, how many people and members will hear of my Brand, and how will I communicate my Brand to them?5000 plus, and you can communicate to them via our website in the hospitality section.
If I become a sponsor, can I put offers on your website? Do I have the right to email offers to club members directly to them, or can the federation do this on my behalf?Of course, you can – we actually encourage businesses to do so. The federation can do this on your behalf, as there might be some GDPR issues.
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