Sunday 24th August saw our first club fly-fishing instruction day. 8 of our members of mixed abilities turned up to learn or improve their casts.
Our instructors for the day were John O’Neill & Damien O’Brien, all the way down from Cork. Both are members of “Game Angling Instructors Association” (GAIA) and really are top of their game.
Conditions were windy with an upstream wind making things difficult, but we persevered on.
After an initial safety talk it was straight into casting techniques using 2 handed fly rods. As majority were beginners, it was basic casting by most with a few advanced casting options also demonstrated.
Afterwards, John & Damien spoke about which gear to use and the importance of matching up equipment when fly fishing.
Everybody got a lot more out of the day, than what they expected and universally agreed that more days like this are required once the basics are mastered!
Caragh Bridge Angling Club would like to sincerely thank both John O’Neill and Damien O’Brien for their expert tuition. It was a most enjoyable day.