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The 10th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show 2019

Published: 22nd October 2019 | Author: Fulling Mill

Irelands biggest fly-fishing extravaganza will again feature the largest group of fly tyers and game angling stands under one roof. 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 10th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show. On the 9th and 10th of November, visitors will come from all over the world to this celebrated event. They 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.

Well known angler Stevie Munn said “The show gets bigger and better each year. 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 and visitors to the show returning again and again, the feedback is always exceptionally positive, with many saying it was the best game angling show they have ever been to in the world, we hope to build on this and have many new trade stands, international fly tyers and angling celebrities for this year, keeping the event fresh.”

The tackle trade will be very well represented at this year’s event with a huge range of quality trade stands, including, tackle, outdoor clothing, and fly-tying gear, book stands with 3 major book launces and many others, so something for everyone! The event team would like to welcome back angling celebrities, who will be demonstrating and advising on all aspects of fly fishing! We also would like to welcome our new guests. We also have tuition from qualified angling instructors APGAI- Ireland who will give free casting and fly-tying lessons during the two-day exhibition. Experts from around the world like Charles Jardine, Jim Curry and many others, plus Irish favourites, Tom Doc Sullivan, Dr Ken Whelan, and many more will be hosting talks and seminars on various angling related topics. Also, the ” Veniard Youth Fly Tying Competition” giving the young people 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 Guideline, Ahrex Hooks, Veniard, Semperfli, Costa Glasses USA, Regal Vise USA, Fulling Mill, LTS, Partridge Hooks, Trout & Salmon, Trout Fisherman and Irish Country Life & Country Sports.

This year’s Irish Fly Fair features, 52 top exhibition stands for all your angling and fly-tying needs. Also, art, famous fishing lodges and interest stands, and much much more.

Fly casting demonstrations from, some of the best, Charles Jardine (England), Jim Curry (England), Glenda Powell (Ireland), Steve Peterson (Ireland), Michael Rebholz (Germany), Robert Selfors (Norway), Keith McDonnell (Ireland), and Maurice Cahill. (Ireland),
Informative and interesting talks from, Tom ‘Doc’ Sullivan (Ireland), Dr Ken Whelan (Ireland), Mike Geary (USA), Wayne McGee (USA), Alex Jardine (England), Andy Hogg (Scotland) and Mark Tierney (Ireland).

The 2019 Veniard Youth Fly Dressing Competition. Getting the young involved, run by the amazing APGAI Ireland Team.
Kids Fly Casting, with Straids, Ray McKeeman, and even a Treasure Hunt.

New Vintage Classic Fly Room 2019

For the first time anywhere – at the Irish Fly Fair this year we will have a room dedicated to the history of Classic and Historical Salmon Fly Tying, complete with theatrical twists and costume. Immerse yourselves in the world of George Mortimer Kelson, Price-Tannat, William Blacker and the other greats of Salmon Fly Tying history. On display will be unique original collections of fly-tying memorabilia and significant historical artifacts including the collection of George Mortimer Kelson’s personal fly-tying items, the travel kits of General Beresford of ‘Beresford’s Fancy’ fame, as well as items belonging to Price-Tannat and others. In residence will be some of our great international tiers focusing on patterns from the period, and generally getting into the ‘vintage’ spirit at Galway. Come along and talk with our tiers and learn not only how to tie these wonderful creations, but also trace their history back 200 years.

The biggest gathering of International fly dressers, on fly dressers rows and exhibitor stands ever in Ireland!

Ireland; Alan Kenny, Brian Finlay, Brian Kerr, Dean Armstrong, Fergal Collery, Frankie McPhillips, Gary Bell, Harold O’Toole, Jackie Mahon, John Melay, Mark McLoone, Mark Dermott, Mark Robinson, Owen Trill, Paul Grieve, Peter Driver, Roy Patton, Sean Deeney, Steven Moates, Ryan Houston, Arthur Greenwood , Joe Stitt, Pat Mulholland, Trevor Greene, Keith McDonnell, Kevin Sheridan.
England; Aimeé Kitching, Ashley Strutt, Barry Ord Clarke, Frank Moors, Ian McKenzie, Jerry Lee, John Green, Jo Stephenson, Robert Abbey, Paul Lawrence, Paul Little, Philip White, Stuart Hardy, Melvyn Wood, Tim Wood.
Scotland; Brian Burnett, Jim Lees, Stuart Smith.
Wales; Dewi John Williams, Gayle Marsh, George Barron, Paul Slaney.
Belgium; Jean Quintus.
France; David Gourong.
Denmark; Bjarne Laursen, Kasper Jensen, Brian Peter Storup.
Italy; Enrico Fantasia ,Fabio Federighi, Fabio Gasperoni.
Germany; Alois Trübner, Jan Popel, Sacha Pütz, Walter Bayer.
Netherlands; Bram van Houten, Jan De Hass.
Norway; Bent Arild Mathiesen, Espen Andrè Eilertsen, Roger Enger Lie, Roy Ole L. Jakobsen.
Sweden; Anders Ståhl, Håkan Karsnäser, Niklas Dahlin, Peter Scheffler.
South Africa; Christopher Bryant.
The USA; G.S. “Stack” Scoville Jr ,Kat Rollin, Linda Bachand, Paul Hameleers.

These talented fly dressers will be tying flies showing everything from, fishing flies to amazing art. A massive mix of styles and techniques. The Irish Fly Fair team can not thank them enough for the amazing effort they make to come and partake in the event.
Book launches and signing sessions. There will be an abundance of new Fly-fishing books available at the Irish Fly Fair in Galway on 9/10th November. Paul Morgan of Coch-y-Bonddu Books will be hosting author signing sessions by Martin Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Barry Ord-Clarke, while the event will also see the launch of George Barron’s latest book “A Fine Line.”
Lanigan-O’Keeffe, compiler of the excellent “Farlows Salmon Flies,” has now turned his attention to Hardy Brothers, and has produced a beautiful and comprehensive book detailing over 1000 Hardy’s salmon fly patterns from 1883 to 1969. With twice the number of pages as the Farlows book, this one will test your baggage allowance to the limit!

Feather-bender Barry Ord-Clarke is a regular at the fair. He will be signing copies of his new book – “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques.” As a bonus, if anyone buys a copy of Barry’s book on the day, their name will be entered into a free draw to win a small set of flies from the book that he will be tying at the fair.

George, Barry and Martin will be signing books throughout the weekend, and will be happy to answer your questions on the Coch-y-Bonddu Books stand, or even over a pint of Guinness in the bar afterwards!

Fly Fair Prize Draw. Top prizes, Regal Vice, LTS rod, Costa glasses, Veniard Prize Stonfo Fly Tying Tools. Many More Great prizes from Major Brands, Including, Partridge, Semperfli, FFE, Fulling Mill, and many others. Also flies from some of the best international fly dressers in the world.

Run for anglers by anglers.

This is the undisputed best Fly Fishing and Fly-Tying Show in all of Ireland and one not to be missed. In one of Galway’s best Hotels, many visitors now come for the weekend with their families and experience the whole atmosphere of the show. Please come along and give it your support, angling needs feel good events like this. For more details see web. or contact Stevie Munn by Email,

This is the undisputed best fly fishing show in all of Ireland, not to be missed.

You can buy tickers for the 2019 Irish Fly Fair & Angling Show on the door, prices below.

Adult 1 day – €12
Adult Weekend – €20
Concession 1 day – €10
Concession Weekend – €18
Child (under 14) Accompanied by an adult – €5
Child (under 14) Accompanied by an adult Weekend – €10

We are proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event for the second year running.

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