World Class Guiding
Private Fishing
Fly Fishing School


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World Class Guiding

At Clonanav you will get the highest level of guiding. Our guides are very experienced and have intimate knowledge of the rivers and techniques that fish best on them.It is advised to book a guide for at least half a day as this will enhance your fishing experience.
Clonanav Fly Fishing is owned and operated by Andrew Ryan. Andrew has been guiding the river Suir and tributaries since his teens. His passion for fishing and guiding ultimately led him to setting up his own guiding operation and fly fishing shop in the Nire Valley, Co Waterford where he was raised.   For over ten years, Andrew has honed some of the best fly fishing programmes available in Ireland.  He offers some of the best river brown trout fishing available in the country.  Andrew is also a recognised angling author and instructor 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. He has also passed APGAI, REFFIS and STANIC.  


At Clonanav we strive to give you the best fishing available in Ireland. We guide for both brown trout and salmon fishing on some of the best waters available in the country.  Our guiding team are highly experienced and knowledgeable offering some of the best and most professional guiding experiences available in Ireland.

Andrew Ryan is one of Ireland’s best know 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.  In 2001 he passed the much coveted APGAI UK exam at the age of only 26.  In 2005 Andrew passed the FFF masters exam in NJ in the USA and managed to complete the “double whammy” passing both the certified and masters exam in one weekend.

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. He also holds APGAI, REFFIS, & STANIC Certificates. Andrew has been instructing at Clonanav since 1992 and is widely recognised as an expert on dry fly fishing in Ireland and he has also instructed in Spain, Argentina and the USA

 Kevin has been working as part of the Clonanav team for the past few years.  He is an excellent guide with intimate knowledge of all the rivers and streams we fish.  He has been fishing this area since he was a young age giving him lots of experience on the techniques and flies used on our waters.   An avid fly tier some of his patterns are now being used by us in our store.  With his relaxed demeanour a day on the river with Kevin is always fun.

 Con is a lifelong angler on the Suir, his main interest is two handed fishing for atlantic salmon. He is also an accomplished trout angler.  He has a vast knowledge of the Suir and tributaries from fishing the area for a lifetime.  An excellent fly dresser he ties some amazing and deadly patters for salmon on the Suir.  A day on the river with Con is a learning experience even for seasoned anglers!

As a long-time professional guide and casting instructor, Andrew understands that a good guide can often be the difference between an average trip and the trip of a lifetime, which is why they take great care in maintaining the best guide staff in the region. Without exception, Clonanavs guides are talented professionals, excellent and enthusiastic teachers, passionate fishermen and expert guides. Apart from their extensive fishing skills, they also enjoy sharing their local knowledge of flora, fauna, culture and history.

No Equipment - No Problem!

Don't want to use your own equipment? For all our guided days we can supply all the gear you need. Including Rods, waders and jackets.  Just let us know in advance the sizes you require. We use high quality equipment from Hardy, Greys, Simms and Orvis.

Permits & Licences

Our guiding takes place on our own private waters and we will organise all the necessary permits and licences for you.  The fishing is also in close proximity to our shop, with the majority of the fishing between 5 to 10 min drive! Clonanav has its own private fisheries on the Suir system that have been catch and release for over 20 years.