The 7th Irish Fly Fair & International Angling Show

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 12:22

Ireland’s biggest fly fishing extravaganza, and now one of the top fly fishing shows in Europe.

The event will again feature a huge host of world famous fly dressers and angling stands, under one roof in Ireland. Fly dressers, fly casters and angling celebrities from all over the globe will gather at the Galway Bay Hotel, in Salthill, to participate in the 7th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show. Which will be held on the 12th and 13th of November. Many International and local visitors will come to this celebrated event, and have the opportunity to see some of the finest fly dressers from around the world practice their art. Champion fly casters will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly casting.

Fishing Matters consultant, Marryat and Partridge Pro Staff and show organizer Stevie Munn said: “Last year, The Irish Fly Fair saw some of the world’s best fly casters and fly tiers descend on The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. This 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, many saying it was the best fly fishing angling show they have ever been to. We hope to build on this success and have 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, fishing holidays, fly tying gear and various other stands, so there is something for everyone!

The event team would like to welcome back angling celebrities, Hywel Morgan, Glenda Powell and Peter O’Reilly, who will be demonstrating and talking on all aspects of fly fishing! We would also like to welcome our new guests, including Spey casting legends Scotland’s Eoin Fairgrieve and Gordon Armstrong and Master Fly-casting Instructor Christopher Rownes

.In addition, there will be fly tying tuition from qualified angling instructors APGAI Ireland, available 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. The "Youth Fly Tying Competition” will give 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 who support the show, including the sponsors Veniard, Marryat ,Partridge, Costa and Semperfli. This is the undisputed best Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Show in all of Ireland, and one not to be missed. The show is held in one of Galway’s best hotels. Numerous visitors come each year for the weekend with their families to experience the whole atmosphere of the show.