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The Irish Fly Fair & International Angling Show

The Irish Fly Fair & International Angling Show – 10th &11th November 2018, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

Irelands biggest fly fishing extravaganza will once again feature the largest group of fly tyers and game angling stands to come under one roof.

A host of the greatest fly dressers, fly casters and angling celebrities from all over the globe will gather at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill to on the 10th & 11th of November. Visitors from all over the world come to this celebrated event and they have the opportunity to see some of the finest fly dressers from around the world practice their art, while champion fly casters will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly casting techniques and fishing tactics.

The tackle trade will be well represented at this year’s event with a huge range of quality fishing tackle, outdoor clothing, and fly-tying stands with companies from Ireland, Iceland, England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Poland, Sweden attending. There will also be tuition from qualified angling instructors, APGAI Ireland, who will give free fly-tying lessons during the two-day exhibition. Experts from around the world such as Charles Jardine, Irish favourites Tom Doc Sullivan and Dr Ken Whelan and many others will be hosting talks and seminars on various angling related topics. Also, the ” Veniard Youth Fly Tying Competition” run by APGAI Ireland will be giving the juniors a chance to show the “Pro Fly Dressers” what they can do. You also have the chance of winning some great prizes to from a lough boat to a Regal vice.

Show organiser Stevie Munn said, “The show gets bigger and better each year. Last year’s Irish Fly Fair saw some of the best fly casters and fly tyers in the world descend on The Galway Bay Hotel. The show has been a great success over the years with many of the fly dressers, demonstrators and visitors returning again and again. The feedback is always exceptionally positive, with many saying it is the best game angling show they have ever been to. We have again built on this and have many new trade stands, fly tyers and celebrities for this year, keeping the event fresh”

The Irish Fly Fair is hailed as one of the finest shows of its kind in Europe. It’s a great weekend to meet up with old friends and make new ones! There are many supporters of the show including the sponsors Guideline, Veniard, Semperfli, Costa Glasses USA, Regal Vise USA, Fulling Mill, LTS, Trout & Salmon, Irish Country Sports and Country Life and Partridge Hooks.

This is the best fly fishing and fly tying show in all of Ireland and one not to be missed. Hosted in one of Galway’s best hotels, many visitors now come for the weekend with their families and experience the whole atmosphere. Why not pop along this year? Doors open at 10am both days.

Further details can be found at or email show organiser Stevie Munn at

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