APGAI Ireland : Our 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

Email: csarnold682@gmail.com

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  

Website: www.gofishingireland.ie   
Email:   chris@gofishingireland.ie   
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

Website: www.gbflyfish.com
Email: gary@gbflyfish.com

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

Website: www.infinityflyfishing.co.uk
Email: chris@infinityflyfishing.co.uk

Mobile: +0044 7427660094

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 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

Website: www.erneangling.com
Email: colin@erneangling.com

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

Website: www.tainflyfishing.com
Email: tainflyfishing@gmail.com
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

Email: kspeyguide@gmail.com

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

Email: liamjduffy@hotmail.com

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

Website: www.anglingadventuresireland.com
Email: info@anglingadventuresireland.com

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

Ian can provide casting tuition (beginner to advanced level, single handed rod). As the chief instructor with Angling Adventures Ireland Ian’s main operating area is the north west of Ireland (Derry, Donegal).

He provides an excellent guilly/guide service for the following species: salmon, sea trout, brown trout and rainbow trout.

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

Location: Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Email: jimhoyflycasting@gmail.com

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

Website: www.learnflycasting.co.uk
Email: pat@learnflycasting.co.uk

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 www.brookhallfishing.net

Pat Mulholland
Fishing Guide N. IrelandPat Mulholland : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, Belfast, Northern Ireland : APGAI Ireland

Location: Belfast, N. Ireland

Phone: +44 (0) 28 9062 8919
Mobile: +44 (0) 77 3307 6865

Instruction for beginner to advanced level in all disciplines in Belfast & the surrounding area.

Stevie Munn
Fishing Guide N. Ireland

Location: Co Antrim, N. Ireland

Website: www.anglingclassics.co.uk
Email: anglingclassics@aol.com

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.

Glenda Powell
Fishing Guide IrelandGlenda Powell : Fishing Guide / Ghillie, County Waterford, Ireland : APGAI Ireland

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

Website: Visit Glenda’s Tuition page
Email: glenda@ireland-salmon-fishing.net

Phone: +353 (0) 58 60235
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 235 1260

Glenda is based about 35 miles from Cork at Blackwater Lodge, and is a member of the Loop No. 1 Pro Team. In September 2006, she was crowned Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance champion. She instructs and offers guided days on the Lodge fishery on the renowned Cork Blackwater salmon river.

Tuition in trout and salmon fishing with both single and double-handed rods for all levels from beginner to the most advanced modern speycasts.

Frank Reilly
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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

Web: www.westernlakesanglingschool.ie
Email : frankreilly002@gmail.com
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 [www.westernlakesanglingschool.ie] 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
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Loughrea, Co Galway, Rep. Ireland

Web: www.westernlakesanglingschool.ie
Email : info@westernlakesanglingschool.ie
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. www.westernlakesanglingschool.ie

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

Email: andrew@flyfishingireland.com

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

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

Email: joestitt@fsmail.net


Fly casting instruction to all levels, dry fly, upstream nymph courses on river fishing. I have fished for Trout in Bosnia, Slovenia and extensively throughout the beautiful South Island of New Zealand over many years and can arrange trips or give advice on the subject to potential anglers planning to visit there.

Paul Theirran
Fishing Guide N. IrelandPaul Theirran : Fishing Guide / Ghillie : APGAI Ireland




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

Location: Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland
Address: 7 Tattinderry Esate, Maguiresbridge

Email: patrick_trotter@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 28 677 21877
Mobile: +44 (0) 78 2153 8548

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).

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