NIFCA is excited to launch its very first shore-based competition in the Northumberland IFCA district! Get out on the coast, cast a line and send us what you catch for your chance to win £150, and to help us understand more about the different fish species present in the area. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or someone looking for a new hobby, we’d love to hear from you. Register below!

Why get involved?

NIFCA has limited data about the fish species present in the area at different times of year, which is why we come to you, the anglers, the competition entrants and the locals who get out to enjoy what the sea has to offer.

The aim of our Species Challenge competition is to get to know you, our stakeholders who have a passion for angling. At the same time, we hope to gain a better understanding of the fish communities present in our district, increasing our dataset to help evidence species presence and/or absence, distribution, and abundance in the area and understand how species present change over time. The more we know what is going on in the district, the more we can ensure Recreational Sea Activity remains a sustainable and fantastic activity for you and future generations!

Prizes: To bag the £150 prize money, be the angler who submits the highest number of fish species!

How to take part:

Register for your place HERE

Catch a fish from the shore, inside the NIFCA district, Take a photograph clearly showing the fish you have caught next to your registration card and text it to 07803 872 290 with the following details:

  • Species name (if known)
  • Date caught
  • Fish length (if known)
  • Approximate location caught
Other information:

Safety first: When out on the coast, please always remember to consider weather and tide times.

Closing date: Competition will close on 31st December 2023 with winners announced in January 2024.