The IFSA produces International teams anually via competitive merit system; the selection of anglers is over two years of competitions for the following:
- FIPS-M World Shore Men, Women, youths and juniors. FIPS-M World Boat Men.
- SALC Home Nations Shore Men, Women, under 21 and under 16.
- SALC Home Nations Boat Men.
The merit system is based on a programme of National Championships in both Shore and Boat Angling.
Home Nations Fish Off’s and Inter Provincial Championships arise from the Gold Medal competitions (Open and Closed) by province. The anglers for the provincial competitions are restricted to their home province.
The World team fish offs and Master Angler competitions arise from qualifying anglers, winning their club leagues and final standing positions.