Residential salmon angling and fly casting courses, hosted by Glenda Powell will take place at Careysville House & Fishery on the River Blackwater, Co. Cork Ireland.

  1. Course 1. February 18-22nd (4 day)
  2. Course 2. February 22-25th (3 day)
  3. Course 3. September 8-11th (3 day)
  4. Course 4. September 11-15th (4 day)

These trips include full board accommodation at the exclusive and historic Careysville Country House.  Fishing and tuition will be available each day, each participant will have their own luxurious room and non-fishing friends are most welcome to join.

The course is designed for 6 people and will cater for all levels of ability from beginner to the advanced angler.  The trips will be designed to suit each individual person.

There will be fly casting workshops held throughout the course and we will also be fishing for the “King of Fish” on one of Europe’s most sought-after Atlantic Salmon Fishing locations.  One to one tuition will also be provided.  This trip will include techniques with the double handed rod including roll casting and all Spey casts.

Skagit, Switch, Scandi and Spey lines will be available, and the benefits of each will be taught throughout the course.  We will also cover fishing sinking tips/T tips and big flies for high water conditions as well as summer salmon fishing techniques.

If you would like to join us at Careysville in 2024, then please get in touch with me and I will send you a PDF with further information.

We would love to see you there.

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Fish, Live, Learn

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Fish-Live-Learn with Glenda Powell online Newsletter

Fish-Live-Learn with Glenda Powell is an online monthly newsletter consisting of both video and written content.  We hold gatherings to help people learn to fly fish and improving their skills, offer advice, have fun, and many of our members are starting to send us content for our newsletter.  We cover game angling with the fly, and we have members from all around the world. We started Fish-Live-Learn in March 2021 and our membership is growing.

In one of our interviews we are joined by Michael Sheehan who talks about Ireland’s largest recorded salmon.

This month we are going to meet some of our members in Hyde Park in London on 23rd November at the Speke Monument from noon to 2pm to have a chat and some casting practice. Also we will hold a meet in the Netherlands in early December and plan to meet at Kilmurry on the River Blackwater on 9th December for some casting tuition.  All these events are included in the cost of your membership and hope some of our members can attend. We are also holding a Zoom meeting on the 2nd December at 7pm.

Each month there are 5 sections that cover fly fishing and there are always interesting interviews with people in our industry, places of interest of where to fish, and also tuition videos from myself and others.  We often have one piece on food of the area we are visiting and another piece of interest from the locality.  I am always at the end of the phone or email to help in whatever questions you may have about learning, techniques and tackle advice or simply to have a chat.  The cost of membership is €36 per year.
In this months issue:

  • For the Record  – Irelands’ Record Salmon Michael Sheehan
  • Fly Casting Principles – Style over Substance
  • Going Live – Upcoming Zoom Calls & Meets in London and Utrecht.
  • Albright Knot – Joining backing to fly line
  • Pick Up/Lay Down – The fundamentals
  • Making a Point – The often overlooked Hook Sharpener
  • A Pie to Try – Amazing Pork & Apple Pie

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Go fishing…

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