APGAI Ireland : Our Casting Instructors

Single & Double Handed Casting Instruction in Ireland

APGAI Ireland Instructors offer:

  • top quality services on fly fishing instruction
  • guides who provides top class tuition
  • Instruction on all types of single and double handed casts

Any normally coordinated person can master fly casting in a few lessons with a competent teacher.

Learn all the secrets for successful fly fishing with APGAI Ireland qualified instructors.

  • All of the following are Certified APGAI-Ireland Instructors.
  • Tuition is tailored to suit the needs of a particular person/group.
  • No instructor may give tuition in a discipline in which he/she is not qualified.

Conor Arnold: Double Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : County Cork, Republic of IrelandConor Arnold
Double Handed Casting Instructor

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
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co. Meath, Rep.Ireland 

Address: Macetown, Navan, Co. Meath  

Website: www.gofishingireland.ie   
Email:   chris@gofishingireland.ie   
Phone: +353 (0)86 8055337 

Chris offers single handed casting instruction and guided boat fishing trips. With a wealth of experience in all aspects of angling, he has been fishing the lakes and rivers of Ireland for over 40 years.    

Private and group lessons available. Book your next lesson online on our website.

Gary Bell : Single & Double Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : APGAI IrelandGary Bell
Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Northern Ireland

Website: www.gbflyfish.com
Email: gary@gbflyfish.com
Phone: +44 (0) 28 92 090878
Mobile: +44 (0) 78 2897 6548

Gary provides casting tuition with Single and Double-handed rods (from beginner to advanced level) incorporating the use of DVA (Digital Video Analysis).

He also 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.

Gary has also demonstrated Fly Dressing at the CLA Game fairs and Chatsworth Angling Fairs. He also runs fly tying classes and ties Flies to order

Chris Bryant
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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 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 Chartres : Single Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : Co Fermanagh, Northern IrelandColin Chartres
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Website: www.erneangling.com
Email: colin@erneangling.com
Mobile: +44 (0) 78 8447 2121

Professional Game Angling Instructor, teaching all aspects of single handed game angling with particular emphasis on boat fishing.

For more details on instruction and guided fishing visit website – ErneAngling.com

Kieran Conlon : Double Handed Fly Fishing Instruction, Tuition : APGAI IrelandKieran Conlon
Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Cork, Rep. Ireland

Address: 6 Ros na Coille, Castle Redmond, Midleton

Email: kspeyguide@gmail.com
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 635 3448
Phone: +353 (0) 21 463 6647

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.

Eamonn Conway : Single Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : County Louth, IrelandEamonn Conway
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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.

Peter Driver

Peter Driver
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Kilkenny, Rep. Ireland
Address: No 44 The Fairways, New Orchard Road, Co. Kilkenny

Email: pdriver1410@gmail.com

Phone: +353 (0) 87 9787040

Peter offers Professional Single Handed fly casting instruction, river craft and tuition on the different schools of river fishing. Originally from the Wicklow hills but now Located in Co. Kilkenny on the River Nore and its tributaries, a fantastic location for trout anglers. All aspects of fishing and casting are catered for, Peter specializes in modern techniques of nymphing, dryfly and streamer fishing which he has learned from competing, fishing and studying the techniques in European destinations like Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain among others.

Liam Duffy : Single & Double Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : County Louth, IrelandLiam Duffy
Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Cavan, Rep. Ireland
Address: Killeshandra, Co Cavan

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 Gamble : Single Handed Casting Instruction, Tuition : County L'Derry, Northern IrelandIan Gamble
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co L’Derry, Northern 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

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 Hoy : Single Handed Fly Fishing Instruction, Tuition : APGAI IrelandJim Hoy
Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Phone: +353 (0) 7 1985 4201
Mobile: +44 (0) 77 7320 0662
Email: jimhoyflycasting@gmail.com

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
Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Coolegrane Foxford, Co. Mayo.

Mobile: +353 87 764 9571

Declan offers instruction in both single and double handed flycasting. He has been flycasting 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 Hughes : Single Handed Casting Instructor : Moira, Northern IrelandPat Hughes
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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 Brookhall Fishery in Moira www.brookhallfishing.net

Mark McAndrew


Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Dublin

Email: Markmcandrew87@hotmail.com
Phone: +353 86 0507941

Based in Dublin, Mark offers  professional single-handed casting tuition.
Mark has fished the rivers in Dublin and surrounding counties  extensively and has an intimate knowledge of the river Dodder.

Alan McCartney
Single handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Address: Straid Fishery, Castletown Road, Ballyclare, Bt39 9PU.

Website: www.straidfishery.com

Email: mccartneyalan2172@gmail.com

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 12625429

Alan is resident instructor at Straid Fishery, Ballyclare and at the Cairn Road Fishery near Carrickfergus. 

Alan offers single-handed casting tuition to all ages and abilities.

He has a particular interest in boat fishing on the big Irish Loughs

as well as his local Ballynure stretch of the Six Mile water in Co. Antrim.

Pauline McClenaghan
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Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Address: 35 Glenmore Park, Waterside, Derry BT47 2JY

Website: www.theoaksfishery.co.uk
Email: pauline@lifestartfoundation.org

Mobile: +44 (0) 7841573089

Pauline offers single handed casting instruction. She specialises in supporting women anglers new to fly fishing.

Pauline works out of the Oaks Fishery, a natural lake of 15 acres, stocked with rainbow trout. The fishery is situated at 14 Judges Road, Enagh, Derry/Londonderry BT47 6LN + 44 (0) 2871860916

ray-mckeeman-apgai-ireland-instructorRay McKeeman
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Straid Fishery, Co Antrim

Website: www.straidfishery.com
Facebook: Straid Fishery
Email: info@straidfishery.com
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9303 8721
Mobile: +44 (0) 79 8497 5850

Ray is based about 11 miles north of Belfast at Straid Fishery working full-time as fishery manager and casting instructor.

He instructs all levels but with special emphasis on beginners, novice anglers and those looking to cast that little bit further

Pat Mulholland : Single and Double Handed Casting Instruction : Belfast, Northern IrelandPat Mulholland
Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Belfast, Northern 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
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Antrim, Northern 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.

He has won many fly fishing competitions though mostly now fishes for pleasure and he has also won fly casting competitions including 2 Accuracy Casting Championships in England and at the CLA game fair 2011 Stevie helped set a new World record in fly casting which was done for the charity, 141 miles of fly casting with Stevie setting the high score of 627 perfect casts at distance in 30 mins.

Stevie has given casting demos, at many game and fly fairs over the years, including the World of Fly Fishing in Germany,  USA, CLA game fair in England, Angling Ireland, Irish Game Fairs, Dutch Fly Fair, Rio Grande Fly Fishers in TDF and British fly fair International and the Irish Fly fair which is the biggest fly fishing only show in the British Isles which he runs.

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Glenda Powell

Single & Double Handed Casting Instructor

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

Tel: 00 353 872351260 

Email: glenda@glendapowellguiding.com 

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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
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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

Web: www.westernlakesanglingschool.ie
Email : frankreilly002@gmail.com
Phone: +353 (0) 872976988

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: +353 (0) 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 : Single Handed Casting Instruction : County Waterford, IrelandAndy Ryan
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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 County 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.

Ken Stewart
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Dublin, Rep of Ireland

Email: kenstewart.casting@gmail.com
Phone: +353 (0) 87 6171285

Learn to fly fish or improve your fly casting skills to get more from the sport you love.

All levels catered for, teaching the basic overhead and roll cast through to advanced casts such as Reach Casts, Aerial Mends, Double Hauling & Spey Casting.

Joe Stitt : Single Handed Casting Instructor : County Antrim, Northern IrelandJoe Stitt
Single Handed Casting Instructor

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

Email: stittj2@gmail.com
Mobile: 07850 023757 

Not currently instructing commercially.

Paul TheirranPaul Theirran
Single Handed Casting Instructor


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Patrick Trotter : Single Handed Casting Instructor : County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandPatrick Trotter
Single Handed Casting Instructor

Location: Co Fermanagh, Northern 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).

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