About Us




World Class Guiding
Private Fishing
Fly Fishing School

 

OUR STORY

 

Clonanav Fly Fishing & Guesthouse was founded by the Ryan Family in the mid 1990s as a Guesthouse and providing access to some great fly fishing on the nearby rivers the Suir, Nire & Tar. The business have evolved a lot since then with the eldest son Andrew Ryan setting up his own fly fishing store, fly fishing school and guiding business in 2002.  We are now recognised as the premier destination for stream fishing in Ireland offering unparalleled levels of service and quality of fishing.  Why not book your next fly fishing trip with us. We can help you with all of the details from lodging, car hire to some of the best guided fishing available in Ireland!

Clonanav Fly Fishing & Guesthouse was founded by the Ryan Family in the mid 1990s as a Guesthouse and providing access to some great fly fishing on the nearby rivers the Suir, Nire & Tar. The business have evolved a lot since then with the eldest son Andrew Ryan setting up his own fly fishing store, fly fishing school and guiding business in 2002.  We are now recognised as the premier destination for stream fishing in Ireland offering unparalleled levels of service and quality of fishing.  Why not book your next fly fishing trip with us. We can help you with all of the details from lodging, car hire to some of the best guided fishing available in Ireland!

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 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!

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