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Ireland's Largest Range of Fly Fishing Gear | Same day shipping | Call us +353526136765 | Open to the Public 10am to 5pm
Ireland's Largest Range of Fly Fishing Gear | Same day shipping | Call us +353526136765 | Open to the Public 10am to 5pm

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 to gain the most out of your fishing! - Book NOW!

During the fishing season Clonanav hosts a number of structured fly fishing schools which cater for both beginners and improvers. The courses are designed to make learing the art of fly fishing fun and easy. The schools have been featured on many TV programmes both in Ireland and the UK. NEW are running Spey/Salmon Courses which are ideal for getting into salmon fishing or improving your technique.

  • Specifically designed beginners lakes – now with new casting platforms
  • All equipment provided for course
  • Private fisheries – All permits available from us
  • Fly fishing shop
  • Approved instruction

Perfect for Beginners!

Beginners are most welcome and will learn to fly fish the easy way. At our school you
will learn to set up your tackle correctly, cast competently, learn which flies to use
and much more! With a little bit of luck you might even catch a fish!

The initial tuition commences in our purpose built  centre where you are given a presentation on tackle set up fishing techniques, knots, flies and much of the theory involved. Casting then begins on our casting ponds where the basics in casting fly are practiced. Our specially designed lakes are ideal for this as you have plenty of space to learn the basic casting stroke. You will have an excellent opportunity to observe and catch fish here. In the begginers class you will learn to overhead cast, roll cast, and shoot some line.

Much of the casting is video recorded and played back so you can see faults. In the afternoon techniques on casting fish are taught ie dry fly, wet fly, nymph and you will be given the opportunity to practice your casting and hopefully catch a fish!

1 Day Beginners Course

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 5 pm.

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Improvers Courses

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

1 Day River Course

The emphasis on this course is to help you to catch more fish on the river.  River fishing is one of the more complex forms of fly fishing so this course is the ideal way to ensure success on the river!  If you have been on one of our beginners courses and would like to take your fly fishing to the next level this course is ideal for you. The morning part of the course takes place on our casting ponds with the emphasis on improve your casting skills learing to single/double haul, mend line, jump roll. In the afternoon we move to the river and you will learn some river fishing skills – fishing with dry flies, nymphs, and wet flies.

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Spey Casting Course


Salmon fishing is often perceived to be very difficult, but join one of our courses for 2020 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!

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Casting Clinics



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