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
  • Digital Video recorded fly casting lessons
  • Drying/Rod room
  • 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!

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

Casting Clinics

Many experienced anglers may just wish to book a few hours of casting lesson to help improve their casting technique, get more distance, or just catch more fish. This is usually booked on an hourly basis and a DV camcorder is used to record the lesson. The cost is €50 per hour and early booking is essential.


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