Another line cast through the RTE archives has landed a super short video on the first professionally taught fly fishing course in Ireland, hosted by Lal Faherty of Oughterard from his Lakeland Angling Centre and guesthouse overlooking Lough Corrib’s Portacarron Bay. Lal, who has a long history of involvement in angling and fisheries management, has retired from running the guesthouse and we wish him well.

The video is presented by Derek Davis and features former Game Angling Advisor of the Central Fisheries Board, Peter O’Reilly – two much loved and sorely missed personalities in Irish angling. Tommy McCutcheon and Seán O’Brien are the patient instructors on a day when a force 6 wind kept the budding fly casters in the fields as opposed to on the water.

You can watch the short video here and remember that, while tactics, technology and teaching have changed over the years, the basics of catching a trout have not and all of the flies that worked in 1984 will still catch trout today.