15th & 16th November 2014
Irelands biggest fly fishing extravaganza will again feature the largest host of fly tyers and game angling stands under one roof in Ireland ever at an angling show. A host of the greatest fly dressers, fly casters and angling celebrities from all over the globe will once again gather at the Galway Bay Hotel, in Salthill to participate in the 5th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling show. Visitors come from all over the world to this celebrated event and you will have the opportunity to see some of the finest fly dressers from around the world practice their art, while champion fly casters will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly casting techniques and fishing tactics.
As well as being a professional flyfisher I am also the show organizer and last year's Irish Fly Fair saw some of the best fly casters and fly tyers in the world descend on The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. The show is a fantastic success with many of the fly dressers, demonstrators, exhibitors and the tackle trade rebooked for this year’s event. With thousands of visitors to the show the feedback is always exceptionally positive, with many saying it was the best game angling show they have ever been to, we hope to build on this and have many new trade stands, fly tyers and celebrities again for this year.
The tackle trade will be very well represented at this year’s event with a huge range of quality trade stands in the form of tackle, outdoor clothing, and fly tying gear and many others, so there is something for everyone!
The event team would like to welcome back angling celebrities, Charles Jardine, Hywel Morgan, Glenda Powel and Peter O’Reilly who will be demonstrating and advising on all aspects of fly fishing! We also would like to welcome our new guests including, Spey casting legend and Hardy Pro Team member from Scotland Ian Gordon. We also have tuition from qualified angling instructors APGAI who will give free casting and fly tying lessons during the two day exhibition. Experts from the Inland Fisheries Ireland, Tom Doc Sullivan, Dr Ken Whelan, FISSTA and many more will be hosting talks and seminars on various angling related topics. Also the "Youth Fly Tying Competition” will give the kids a chance to show the “Pro Fly Dressers” what they can do. The Irish Fly Fair is hailed as one of the finest shows of its kind in Europe, a great weekend to meet up with old friends and make new ones! This show is a must for all angling enthusiasts.
A Big Thank you to all that support the show. Including the sponsors Partridge, Veniard, Hardy, Greys and Emerger Tackle .
This is the undisputed best Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Show in all of Ireland, and one not to be missed.
Held in one of Galway’s best Hotels, many visitors now come for the weekend with their families to experience the whole atmosphere of the show.
Please come along and give it your support, angling needs feel good events like this.