The Game Angling Instructor’s Association was at the Irish Spring Angling Fair at the weekend where they were flat out teaching kids and novices of all ages how to cast a fly…

It was a great two days at the Irish Spring Angling Fair with loads of youngsters dropping by our casting area and stand. All caught fish and for many, it was their first time catching a fish!

Delighted to say that two of those attending achieved the standard to gain a casting proficiency Award, Bobby Quilty took a Bronze award and James Hope did exceptionally well to take a Gold award. We are delighted to hear that he now wants to start his journey as a casting instructor. One to watch for the future for sure.

We weren’t the only group working with kids and doing demonstrations on the lakes over at the Fair. There were coarse, pike and sea anglers from Ireland and further afield all teaching and inspiring kids to get out and go fishing. A great show – can’t wait for next year!

Learn to cast a fly

A GAIA accredited instructor has a proven ability to teach and iron out problems for anyone wishing to start fly fishing.

Whether you are a total beginner, someone who has been fly fishing for years but wants to master new methods or someone who want to perfect every cast in the book there is a GAIA instructor who can guide you to where you want to be.

If you’re interested in learning to fly fish or improve your casting contact the GAIA instructors in Ireland using the details here: