Fishing Guides

Many of our qualified Instructors also offer a Guided Fishing Service, covering most of the main waterways, Loughs and Rivers of Ireland.

We no longer use the term ‘ghillie’ as our members are fully conversant in all aspects of fishing and guiding and offer a professional service to clients.

Conor Arnold: Double Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : County Cork, Republic of IrelandConor Arnold
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Co Cork, Rep. Ireland


Phone: +353 (0) 87 755 4682

Conor offers friendly and professional Double Handed casting instruction.

He also offers guiding on Rivers and Lakes and also works with the Upper bridgetown Salmon fishery on the Munster Blackwater. He is a member of the Loop Pro Team.

Education of all ages catered for.

Chris Barry
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Co. Meath, Rep.Ireland
Address: Macetown, Navan, Co. Meath 
Phone: +353 (0)86 8055337
Chris is the founder of Go Fishing Ireland and operates guided boat fishing trips in Ireland’s Eastern and Midland regions. 
With a wealth of experience in all aspects of angling, he has been fishing the lakes and rivers of Ireland for over 40 years.  
Book your next guided fishing trip online on our website. Tackle hire available.

Gary BellGary Bell : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Co. Antrim N. Ireland


Phone: +44 (0) 28 92 090878
Mobile: +44 (0) 78 2897 6548

Gary Guides on the lower and upper Bann, Mourne and various other rivers and lakes in Ireland, included in his Guiding is river craft and entomology.

Chris Bryant
Fishing Guide, Northern Ireland

Location: Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Mobile: +44 (0) 74 2766 0094

I grew up in the rural mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, fishing the high-altitude rivers of the Southern Drakensburg for both trout and the indigenous yellowish species. I have fished extensively throughout Southern Africa as well as the UK and Ireland for many different species.

I hold both the qualified fly casting and fly dressing qualifications through APGAI Ireland as well as a NOCN level3 Game Angling Instructors qualification. I am on the Sage International Pro Team

I welcome fly fishers of all ages and experience levels for casting or fly dressing instruction and guided fishing based in Co. Antrim and Down. I am a devoted light-line fanatic, specializing in small stream trout fishing and rivercraft and look forward to meeting like-minded anglers at game fairs, or on the water.

Colin ChartresColin Chartres : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland


Phone: +44 (0) 788 447 2121

I am a professional game angling instructor who teaches all aspects of single handed game angling with particular emphasis on boat fishing.
For more details on instruction and guided fishing please visit my website.

Eamonn ConwayEamonn Conway : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Co Louth, Ireland : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Co. Louth, Rep. Ireland

Phone: +353 (0) 86 124 2966

Learn to fly cast with Eamonn Conway, APGAI-Ireland qualified.

Available to instruct all levels of fly casters from beginners to advanced, including fault finding and entomology.

Operating in Co. Louth on the rivers Fane and Castletown, guiding can also be arranged on these beautiful rivers.

Kieran Conlon
Fishing Guide IrelandKieran Conlon : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, County Cork, Ireland : APGAI Ireland

Location: Co Cork, Rep. Ireland
Address: 6 Ros na Coille, CastleRedmond, Midleton


Mobile: +353 (0) 87 6353448
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4636647

Expert tuition in all aspects of two handed casting, both Spey & Overhead.

Kieran is based in the Cork/Kerry region offering a professional and friendly guiding & tuition service for Salmon on the Rivers Lee, Laune & Munster Blackwater.

Liam DuffyLiam Duffy: Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Co Louth, Ireland : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Co Cavan, Rep. Ireland
Address: Killeshandra


Phone: +353 (0) 86 364 7914

Friendly expert tuition in all aspects of fly casting and game fishing.

Lessons tailored to suit your requirements with tuition notes for each session. Learn how to fish for salmon, trout, seatrout, and pike on the fly (also saltwater species).

Fish the Midland lakes and rivers, individual and group tuition and/or guiding. Learn the latest techniques for lough and river fishing from a master instructor.

Liam is also an FFF Master Casting Instructor and 2-handed Casting Instructor

Ian GambleIan Gamble : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Derry & Donegal : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Co L’Derry, N. Ireland
Address: 41 Lower Ballyarton Rd, Killaloo, BT47 3SY


Phone: +44 (0) 28 7133 8728
Mobile: +44 (0) 78 7499 9236

Working out of the Oaks Fishery, 14 Judge’s Road near Londonderry/Derry BT47 6LN, Ian provides instruction in both single and double handed fly rods at Advanced level in both disciplines.

Jim HoyJim Hoy : Fly Fishing Guide / Ghillie : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland


Phone: +353 (0) 7 1985 4201
Mobile: +44 (0) 77 7320 0662

Expert Fly Fishing Tuition given for beginners and those more experienced anglers who feel that they would like to improve their fly casting techniques.

I have years of experience fishing the rivers and loughs of Ireland and, as well as providing instruction, I offer a guiding service and can also give advice on angling holidays – fishing for trout and salmon in Fermanagh.

I am based at Lough Melvin where I am the water keeper for Rossinver Fishery.

Declan Hughes
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Coolegrane Foxford, Co. Mayo.

Mobile: +353 87 764 9571

Declan offers instruction in both single and double handed flycasting. He has been fly casting for close to thirty years. Over the same time he has worked as a ghillie on private fisheries up and down the river Moy (currently on Ballina’s famous Ridge Pool).

Pat HughesPat Hughes : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Moira, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Northern Ireland


Phone: +44 (0) 28 3026 6197
Mobile: +44 (0) 77 0957 0702

Pat provides all aspects of trout fishing (single-hand rod), tuition to advanced level on lakes and loughs, and occasionally rivers. Tuition is on a one to one basis. He is currently resident instructor at BrookhallFishery in Moira

Davey Kidd
Fishing Guide Ireland




Mobile: +44 (0) 77 3077 5379

Davey Kidd is a full-time professional fly-fishing guide and a qualified member of APGAII as a fly dresser. Davey has fly fished as far afield as British Columbia, Argentina, South Africa and the Caribbean for both fresh and salt water species.

Davey’s guiding business Fly Fish Ireland Pro Guiding offers guiding services throughout Ireland for wild Brown Trout, sea trout and Salmon.
Davey particularly enjoys fishing dry fly on Loughs Erne, Sheelin and Corrib.

Stevie Munn
Fishing Guide Northern Ireland

Location: Co Antrim, N. Ireland


Mobile: +44 (0) 77 1746 0131

Stevie Munn is from Co. Antrim, he has fly fished all his life , well from about the age of six or seven, he is now a member of the Marryat Fly Rod & Partridge Staff Pro Team, Regal Pro Team and also a qualified Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor in Fly Tying and Fly Casting with APGAI-Ireland. He teaches fly casting and fly tying to all levels from beginner to advanced and has also given lessons at many schools and angling clubs not only in Ireland but world wide.

Stevie has worked in the game angling sector for many years at game fairs and angling shows and has been a Professional guide for many years for trout, salmon and a lough run wild brown trout called the Dollaghan which runs his local rivers to spawn, that said he will fish for any fish that will take a fly and also loves fly fishing in the sea.

Stevie hosts fishing trips worldwide and can help you if you want to fish many in Game angler’s paradises including Iceland, Norway, Canada and Argentina as well as his native Ireland, North and South.

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Glenda Powell
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Co Waterford, Rep. Ireland
Address: Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery, Upper Ballyduff

Tel: 00 353 872351260 


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Glenda Powell is regarded as one of the world’s leading fly-casting instructors and has been teaching fly casting and fishing for almost 30 years. She is one of the highest qualified fly-casting instructors in the world having achieved the APGAI-Ireland both Double (salmon) and Single-handed certifications to the highest levels. Glenda became a World Champion in 2006 when she won the Overhead Salmon Distance Casting Competition for women at Carton House. 

From her base at Blackwater Salmon Fishery, Glenda offers salmon fishing experiences on the Munster Blackwater, guiding and tuition with both single and double handed rods including courses and workshops. Glenda also travels the world hosting trips and workshops in Patagonia, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, across Ireland and is invited to demonstrate fly casting techniques at many shows worldwide each year. Glenda is a very proud brand ambassador for Cadence Fly Fishing, working very closely with the company as they develop and evolve into the future.  

An avid fisher, Glenda is a natural teacher with a gentle approach to helping people through some of the more difficult steps on the way to becoming a proficient caster and angler.

Frank Reilly
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Glencorrib, Headford, Co. Galway, Rep. Ireland

Email :
Phone: +353 (0) 87 2976988

Frank Reilly has spent practically his whole life fishing, from his childhood on Loughrea to the great western lakes of Corrib ,Mask and Carra.

What he doesn’t know about fish and fishing is not worth knowing.

As part of his work with Inland Fisheries Ireland he completed a Higher Certificate in Fisheries Management in Sligo Institute of Technology with distinction in 2004. He has returned to the Institute every year since, as a guest lecturer on Game Angling.

It is however as a competition angler that Frank is best known. He has won most of the major competitions in Ireland and he has represented Ireland on the ITFFA Team many times , as captain on one occasion .
His recent A.P.G.A.I. Ireland qualifications in casting and fly dressing are testament to his broad experience and expertise in all areas of game angling.

Frank and his brother Robert run the very successful Western Lakes Angling School [] which provides coaching and tuition in casting , entomology , safety and fly dressing to all ages. They also operate a guiding service on the Western Lakes. They have successfully coached the winning Connaught team in the 2011 and 2012 Youth Fly Tying Championship.

Robert Reilly
Fishing Guide Ireland

Location: Loughrea, Co Galway, Rep. Ireland

Email :
Phone: +44 86 2458654

Robert provides expert tuition on all aspects of game angling with a special emphasis on fly fishing using a single handed rod.  Robert will instruct  groups or individuals at a pace that is suitable to the caster.

Robert by nature is a competition angler and has represented Ireland on eleven occasions having proudly captained the International Team  in 2007. In 2006 he took the title of International Champion on Llyn Brenig in Wales.  He is the current team coach to the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association senior fly fishing team.

Along with his brother Frank they run the Western Lakes Angling School throughout the year where  they teach groups or individuals Fly Dressing and Game Angling.

Robert also offers guiding to individuals or groups on any of the Western Lakes.

Andy Ryan
Fishing Guide IrelandAndy Ryan : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, County Waterford, Ireland : APGAI Ireland

Location: Co Waterford, Rep. Ireland
Address: Nire Valley, Ballymacarbery, Clonmel


Phone: +353 (0) 523 6765
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 268 0213

Andrew Ryan owns Clonanav Fly Fishing Shop and School in Co Waterford. Learn to fly fish the easy and fun way with our one and two day courses suited to beginners and experienced. Facilities include: beginners lakes, video recorded casting clinics, private fishing, tackle hire, shop. Member of the HARDY Academy.

Joe Stitt
Fishing Guide Northern IrelandJoe Stitt : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, County Antrim, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland

Location: Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Address: 74 North Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8LZ

Mobile: 07850 023757 

Not currently instructing commercially.

Paul Theirran
Fishing Guide Northern IrelandPaul Theirran : Fishing Guide / Ghillie : APGAI Ireland




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Patrick Trotter
Fishing Guide Northern IrelandPatrick Trotter : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland

Location: Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland

Instruction, from beginner to advanced level. Wild brown trout fishing available on both private and association stretches of the Colebrooke river. Fish beautiful hill loughs or the mighty Lough Erne.

Corporate groups catered for. Learn to cast, catch and land a trout on our rainbow trout lake. Lunch provided (extra).