Angling experts fly in to Galway for international fair

A host of the greatest fly tyers, fly casters, and angling celebrities throughout the world will once again gather in Salthill this weekend to take part in the fourth Irish Fly Fair and International Angling show.

The show, which takes place at the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, will feature the largest host of fly tyers and game angling stands under one roof in Ireland.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see some of the finest fly dressers practise their art, while champion fly casters and angling celebrities Hywel Morgan, Glenda Powel, and Peter O’Reilly will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly casting techniques and fishing tactics.

A special guest this year is fishing legend Charles Jardine, while qualified angling instructors will give free casting and fly tying lessons.

Experts from the Inland Fisheries Ireland, Hardy Greys Pro Team member Tom Doc Sullivan, Dr Ken Whelan of FISSTA, and many more will host talks and seminars on various angling related topics.

A Youth Fly Tying Competition will give children a chance to show their skills.

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