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Learn to Fly Fish

Fly Fishing courses in the beautiful Nire valley. Learn to fly fish the easy way with Ireland's Leading fly fishing school.

Fly Fishing School

Why not join one of our fly fishing courses and enhance your fly fishing.  Learn to fly fish the easy way with structured courses to help you gain the most out of your fishing. Clonanav hosts a number of fly fishing schools which cater for both beginners and improvers.  The courses are designed to make learning the art of fly fishing fun and easy.  Our renowned fly fishing schools have been featured on many TV programmes both in Ireland and the UK!

With world class instructors and industry leading facilities we can help you to get on the right track for your fly fishing career! 

 •  Beginners ponds with casting platforms 

 •  All equipment provided for your course 

 •  Private beats on some of the best rivers in Ireland 

 •  Fly Fishing Shop •  Qualified instructors



Our 1 day course is ideally suited to those who have never fly fished before and would like an introduction to the sport. On the course you will learn – casting, tackle setup, how to choose correct tackle, safety, fishing techniques, and knots.  Maybe even catch your first fish!  Our courses are unique, we have a purpose built fly fishing facility – the only one of its kind in Ireland. 

A lecture room, with multimedia presentations, our own private lakes, private beats on the rivers Suir, Nire and Tar.  Our instructors are among the most highly qualified in Ireland. 


1 day courses commence at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.

Fly Fishing Schools

Choose a course that suits you

Beginners Courses

Ideally suited to those who want to start fly fishing.

River Courses

Suited to those who have been on our beginners course already.

Salmon Course

Perfect for the beginner salmon angler.



For anglers that wish to improve their casting skills we suggest a series of individual lessons that offer personal tuition with an Instructor. Before the lessons begin we can go through what elements you wish to improve and organize a lesson plan that will help you achieve these goals.

We have a series of Improvers courses for those who wish to improve their fishing skills. Further details are on our course dates page


Spey Casting Course

Salmon fishing is often perceived to be very difficult, but join one of our courses for 2024 and learn to Spey cast the easy way. These one day intensive courses are the ideal way of getting into salmon fishing and you will learn single and double spey, switch casts, how to spot salmon lies, and much more!

Courses are run on both our ponds and on our private beats on the river Suir.  Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan is one of Ireland’s best known fly fishing instructors and guides. Owner of Clonanav Fly Fishing School and Shop he has been guiding for over 20 years on the river Suir and tributaries.  He first qualified as a REFFIS Instructor in 1993 at the age of only 18; one of the youngest instructors to ever be awarded the qualification.  Andrew Ryan is a member of APGAI – Ireland, and holds the FFF Masters and THCI which are the highest casting instruction qualifications in the world.