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Meet the team

Jim Haughey

Jim Haughey


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 is presently a member of the DCAL Salmon and Inland Fisheries Advisory Forum and Loughs Agency Advisory Forum. Jim was a partner in a Building Services Consulting Engineering business for 20 years before retirement. 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 DCAL salmon net buyout in 2001. He enjoys both salmon and trout fishing and sees the maintenance of good habitat as one of the cornerstones of fisheries conservation.

Gary Houston

Gary Houston


I will be supporting all angling clubs and their officers with advice, information, and guidance. I will also help to identify and deliver training and programmes to make their angling club even stronger to enable accessible and sustainable participation opportunities through their clubs.

As you see from the photos I enjoy sea, coarse and game fishing, I have represented Ireland on the rivers team and have worked with the Ulster Angling Federation, local clubs and River Trusts to improve angling and water quality.

Mobile: 07811375420
email: uafchairman@gmail.com

Martin Allen

Martin Allen

Development Officer

I am looking forward to assisting with the development of the Ulster Angling Federation and supporting fishing in Northern Ireland. I hope to use my past experience of angling to bring out the best that the Northern Ireland rivers and loughs have to offer.

I have been active in Angling for over 40 years from my earliest memories of fishing the Roe with my father for sea trout and salmon. My recognition within competitive angling brought me the best opportunity in Angling in Northern Ireland and perhaps opened my eyes to what we have to offer. In 2018, I was approached to guide and coach the Canadian teams at the Commonwealth fly fishing competition here in Northern Ireland.

Looking forward to meeting you all in due course.

E: uafdevelopmentofficer@gmail.com