For the latest episode of Ireland on the Fly, Tom and Daire are focusing on, what some might say is a bit of an esoteric branch of the sport – tenkara – and the art of fishing on mountain streams with minimum line and no reel that first developed in Japan.

So, what is it, how does one do it and most importantly, how relevant is it to Irish waters?

David Anchell is a passionate fly angler in south Tipperary and knowing he was a keen advocate of tenkara, they decided to find out more from him and why it works so well on Irish mountain streams.

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