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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. Our guides will help you get the most of our your day on the water!

The best river Fishing in Ireland

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.  All our our fishing is guided only.

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 20 years Andrew has honed some of the best fly fishing programmes available in Ireland.  He offers some of the best river brown trout and salmon fishing available in the country.  Whether you prefer to stay at a 4 star hotel or a luxury B&B we will help you make the best from your stay!

Our Team

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 / Owner

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.

Kevin Shone / Guide

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.  

Con Sheehan / Guide

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.

Guiding Rates

Fair Prices. Excellent Services.


1 or 2 ANGLERS 

includes private beats and permit


1 or 2 ANGLERS  

 includes private beats and permit & Lunch


1 or 2 ANGLERS    

includes private beats and permit & Lunch





Miles of River




Of Fish!



We guide on the rivers Suir, Nire & Tar. These are some of the best rivers in Europe and are full of native brown trout.  You will be guided on our private beats which are only 5-10 mins drive from our store.

All our guides are highly skilled and will ensure you have a great day on the water!


Andrew’s guides are the best. Each one is pleasant, courteous, fun to be with, and an exceptionally good fisherman. They understand the water, the fish, the insects, and know how to give their clients a great day on the water — and it’s beautiful water too. I’ve enjoyed everyday spent with these guys on the water

By Barry & Cathy Beck

For over fifty years it has been my great good fortune to fish for trout and salmon all over the world and with hundreds of guide-services. I can tell you honestly that none of those services puts clients on fish more professionally, expertly, and agreeably than Andrew Ryan’s Clonanav Fly Fishing. Andrew does a world-class job with every aspect of his outfitting and guiding operation, 

By Charles Gaines - Author The Next Valley Over

What a place! The Suir and Nire are incredible rivers. Beautiful private water incredibly knowledgable guides all set in stunning countryside. Make no mistake this is a world class fishery. 

By Jim Curry


We are located in Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford - Ireland