Welcome to the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland website.
WHO IS TAFI
TAFI through the Irish Sport Council and the Dept of Transport ,Tourism and Sport are the official recognised National Governing Body for Trout anglers in Ireland. We are the largest angler representative federation on the island of Ireland as well as being the longest established.
Our mission is that “The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland aspires to organise angling clubs on the island of Ireland and to represent and support them in the pursuit of their sport and all its traditions.”
TAFI has four provincial councils, Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connaught and a National Executive compromising of four delegates from each of the 4 provinces along with the National Chairman , Secretary, Treasurer. TAFI have sub-committees in place which report to the National Executive working on our policies concerning Youth, Environmental issues, Legislation, Competitions, Garda vetting/Safety and our Strategic Policies.
TAFI are affiliated to Fips-Mouche which is the world body for angling and through TAFI competition structures in the 4 provinces of Ireland we qualify anglers to represent Ireland in both the World and European championships , World youth championships, World Masters, 5 Nations championships, Commonwealth games and the Four nations bank International.
TAFI are also affiliated to the European Anglers Alliance (EAA)
The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) is a pan-European organisation for recreational angling, which defends European recreational anglers’ interests at the European level and beyond.
The EAA was launched in Brussels in 1994. The organisation is registered in Germany (pdf), Offenbach am Main. The EAA headquarters is in Brussels.
The EAA is recognised as a NGO (non-governmental organisation) and registered as a not-for-profit organisation.
There are about 3 mill. affiliated members to EAA’s 18 member organisations and affiliates (2014) from 17 European nations. More angling organisations from within Europe not among our membership today are expected to join EAA in the years to come.
Representatives of the EAA member organisations meet annually at a General Assembly. Between general assemblies members meet and work in two standing Subgroups dealing with sea water and fresh water issues. Ad-hoc groups are formed around specific issues in need of special care.
EAA sits in a number of advisory bodies with regards to EU’s fisheries and environment policy shaping.