Alan R McDade has fished in club level competitions, represented Ulster, and has Captained the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team to Tasmania 2012, England 2014 and Canada 2016 where the team achieved two third place (Team Bronze) and two individual runners up places. For 2018 he is the nominated Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI) International Organiser for the 2018 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships being held in Northern Ireland
He won the TAFI Ulster 2014 Lakes competition and has represented TAFI Ulster at the Ireland Inter-Provincial competition. He enjoys the challenge of just fishing in the open air and being at one with nature and its surroundings. A professional engineer, he is currently employed with the accountancy firm Deloitte LLP as head of their UK Tax Admin Support team.
Alan lives in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, with his long-suffering wife, Christine and they have three grown up children and two grandsons who will be taking up the sport in due course!